dglobalnews.com New training course to promote maternal mental health
Published: Thu, May 04, 2017
Medical | By Benjamin Edwards

New training course to promote maternal mental health

New training course to promote maternal mental health

Tivi Galleries in Kuujjuaq is selling these green sealskin ribbons during May, Mental Health Month.

As part of the 2017 Budget, Ontario is boosting funding for mental health services and supports for people across the province.

"Women and their families are now presenting with more complex needs and more than one in 10 women develop a mental illness during pregnancy or within the first year after having a baby", she said. "This has led to seemingly endless waiting lists and aribtrary restrictions placed on the use of campus mental health services such as no-cost professional counselling".

On Thursday the Government announced plans to improve the mental health sector, but the opposition says it was scrabbled together.

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The university said the Post Graduate Certificate in Perinatal and Maternal Mental Health will be an opportunity for all health and social care professionals to gain skills that will allow them to "identify and intervene confidently" when working with women with mental health issues and their families.

In a speech to be delivered this morning, Mr Coleman will focus on mental health and addiction services, and launch a new programme to try to improve how patients are transferred, medications prescribed, and to ensure lessons are learnt from serious events and complaints.

The Government increased Mental Health and Addictions funding from $1.096 billion in 2007/08 to $1.4 billion in 2015/16. For years, the Canadian Federation of Students-Ontario has called for greater and more sustainable investment in psychotherapy and other support services in response to what many believe is a mental health crisis on campuses across Ontario.

Individuals seeking help for mental illness should call the Behavioral Health Division at 414-257-7665 to be connected to resources.

For more information on Mental Health Awareness Month visit Milwaukee.gov/myMHconvo. Services include intensive short-term treatment through our crisis services and inpatient services, as well as a full array of supportive community services for persons with serious mental illness and substance use disorders.

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