To all Members of the Federation
Attached for your reading is a joint communication from the LHINS and the six provider associations who are working on a MSAA agreement for community providers. This has been a collaborative process that has seen a commitment to:
Addressing Emergency Department Wait Times
Enhancing Access to Community Mental Health
& Addictions Services and Supports
Conference Theme: Breaking Through the Barriers to Recovery
Topics will focus on the barriers to those in recovery from mental illness such as addiction, vocational and housing issues and stigma.
Please Submit papers to: DoraJSutton@mts.net
Submission will be accepted untl February 29, 2008
For details of the call for proposals, please see the attached document.
1. TAKE IT SERIOUSLY
a. Myth: "The people who talk about it don't do it." Studies have found that more than 75% of all completed suicides did things in the few weeks or months prior to their deaths to indicate to others that they were in deep despair. Anyone expressing suicidal feelings needs immediate attention.