"Life is hard. Sometimes our emotions are overwhelming. Depression, anger, sadness, and anxiety can leave us feeling stuck, and can interfere with our abili
"I am a Registered Psychotherapist who practices Talk Therapy in mid-town Toronto. Talk Therapy is an evidence-based approach that helps us manage our thou
"Every person has the answers within themselves and it is my job to help you to clear the barriers to connecting with your own inner truth. We all have woun
"I believe your feelings, thinking, beliefs and perceptions can shift. You can grow and make the changes you want in your life. From experiences working wi
"I primarily use relational psychotherapy. This mode of therapy acknowledges that early experiences, as well as the present, shape us. We have learned how t
"My name is Maryanne Nicholls and I?m a registered psychotherapist and Martha Beck life coach. I specialize in helping people who are suffering from stress,
"You might be looking into therapy to help with a recent loss, difficult relationship, or life-limiting anxiety. Or you might just feel stuck and unsure how
"I am a Registered Psychotherapist. I offer individual, couple and family counselling. I use emotion and solution-focused techniques in session. We will
"Hi, my name is Sandy Kiaizadeh, and I'm a registered psychotherapist, life coach, and mindfulness teacher at Toronto's Mindful Solutions Clinic. I work wi
"I'm Sara Kamin, a Toronto-based psychotherapist offering couples therapy and individual counseling. I offer you a safe space to discuss life's challenges
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Located on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario in the southern region of Ontario, Toronto is the largest city in Canada with 2.79 million residents1, many of whom have immigrated from other countries and provinces. This eclectic city offers residents natural beauty, entertainment, culture, and industry. In addition to its very own Toronto Symphony Orchestra, several other performing art venues make their home in the city, including the Canadian Opera Company, the Canadian Stage Company, the Canadian Electronic Ensemble, and the National Ballet of Canada. Visitors from across the country and the United States come to the city to take in sites like the Toronto Zoo and the Hockey Hall of Fame. The city is a mecca for big business and many financial companies have headquarters in the city, including Sun Life Financial, Magna International, and The Four Seasons Hotels.
Mental Health Statistics
Based on a study conducted by the Centre for Research on Inner City Health at St. Michael's Hospital in 2012, approximately 11% of Toronto adults over the age of 20 experienced depression in any 12-month period between 2009 and 2011. In that same time, approximately 20% of all Toronto adults had some symptoms of depression, and between 22% and 27% experienced symptoms of anxiety. Incidences of panic attacks occurring at least once in life were reported by 35% of Canadian-born Toronto residents, 25% of non-recent Toronto immigrants, and 14% of recent immigrants. Substance abuse in any 12-month period ranged from 1% among new resident immigrants to 8% among Canadian-born residents. For all residents studied, approximately 2% had been hospitalized overnight for symptoms of depression2.
Ontario Believes that Open Minds Are Healthy Minds
Toronto offers mental health and addiction services through the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, providing area residents with a variety of services designed to meet specialized needs in every area related to physical and mental health. In order to reduce stigma and barriers to treatment for mental health problems and substance abuse, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Children and Youth Services, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care recently implemented a new Comprehensive Mental Health and Addictions Strategy called Open Minds, Healthy Minds3.
The Open Minds, Healthy Minds initiative is focused on creating long-term goals for change that can improve addiction treatment and mental health services that exist in Toronto and surrounding areas. The plan includes integrating services across sectors and communities so that care is not only coordinated, but also so that residents can have a network of providers who are able to offer seamless, continuous care on all levels. Intervention, prevention, and support are the primary goals of Open Minds, Healthy Minds. Beginning with children and families in need of care, Open Minds, Healthy Minds implemented its vision to transform the level and quality of care to children with emotional problems. Adults and others with emotional and addiction issues have benefited from the proven techniques that were established and implemented in the children's services' division of Open Minds, Healthy Minds.
The city aims to close any mental health care gaps and coordinate with provincial, regional, and local resources to provide accessible, culturally competent care to all residents with the goal of improving resilience and strengthening communities.