Technology will play a vital role in addressing the worldwide need for better access to mental health services. And while new digital mental health tools are developed every day, decision makers struggle to determine which tools should be used and scaled with confidence in healthcare systems.Read More “A framework for rigorously evaluating digital mental health tools”
Ontario recently launched Roadmap to Wellness: A Plan to Build Ontario’s Mental Health and Addictions System. The plan provides a clear path forward to improve mental health and addiction services and calls for a standardized approach to measuring performance of the current system – a call echoed by both the Auditor General and Addictions and Mental Health Ontario.
HRI is bringing experts together to answer that call.Read More “Building the foundation for recovery monitoring in Ontario”
Over the next three years, HRI scientists will receive nearly $1 million to support a study aimed at helping Canada’s public safety personnel (PSP).Read More “$1M awarded to HRI scientists studying new treatment for PTSD in first responders”
Protecting the psychological well-being of our nation during the COVID-19 pandemic has been a priority for anyone working in the field of mental health and addiction.Read More “Contributing to national discussions about COVID-19 and mental health”
The COVID-19 pandemic places many people at risk for exposure to potentially traumatic events. Some of us have already faced the loss of a loved one, long-term isolation from family and friends, or perhaps a near-death experience ourselves. But this pandemic brings another type of trauma-related risk: the risk of sustaining a moral injury.Read More “Moral dilemmas and traumatic stress during COVID-19”
In October 2019, 50 stakeholders from across Canada attended a workshop at the annual Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research Forum. The workshop focused on the psychological consequences of sexual misconduct during military service.Read More “Mobilizing experts to address sexual misconduct in the military”
Treatment of alcohol use disorder is multi-faceted and often includes participation in mutual-support groups, the oldest and largest of which is Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).
Although frequent AA meeting attendance is associated with greater abstinence from alcohol, there is little understanding of the specific mechanisms by which AA benefits people. In other words, we know that AA works, but we aren’t sure how.Read More “International study explores how AA contributes to recovery”
Dr. David Streiner has attempted to retire three times, but this biostatistics expert is in high demand.Read More “Evidence 101: Q&A with an expert”
HRI has released an infographic featuring recent findings from a study that aims to shed light on the process of recovery from mental illness and addiction.Read More “New findings released from study examining long-term recovery outcomes”
With support from the Government of Canada’s Defence Engagement Program, HRI has launched a collaborative effort to better understand the unique experience of servicewomen. Specifically, the project aims to explore the relationship between exposure to inappropriate sexual behaviour during military service and the onset of moral injury among female military members and veterans.Read More “Investigating the experience of female military members and veterans exposed to inappropriate sexual behaviour”