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 News from Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences

 February 2014
Introducing #MindVine
#MindVine is the social media home of Ontario Shores, and will connect visitors with our social media platforms and serve as Ontario Shores' home to blogs and events. #MindVine will also include news and information related to mental health care.  

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Clara's Big Ride
This March, Clara Hughes begins her 110-day, 12,000 km ride around Canada to help raise awareness and action in mental health and reduce the stigma around mental illness including events in Oshawa and Whitby. 

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TAMI Message Delivered Clearly at Stomping Out Stigma Summit
The Durham Talking About Mental Illness coalition (TAMI) continued to spread the message that it's okay to talk about mental illness with their recent Stomping Out Stigma Summit on January 28.  

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Gift to Ontario Shores to Support Families in Need
The realization a family member is struggling with mental illness can often times overwhelm a family.  Families need support, and Ontario Shores' Family Resource Centre received an $80,000 boost of support for families during their time of need.

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Community Partnership Award
Most of us can remember a teacher who had a great impact on us. They made learning easy. They made studying enjoyable and something we appreciated. Students from the University of Toronto Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy departments have expressed this gratitude for the supervision skills of Alyson Baker and Trenton Vey, Occupational Therapists on Forensics and Dual Diagnosis Service units respectively.  

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Upcoming Events
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
Interprofessional Grand Rounds
Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences invites you to attend Interprofessional Grand Rounds. The medical talks, intended for healthcare professionals, are scheduled Thursdays 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Ontario Shores lecture theatre.

Fourth Wednesday of each month
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
Family Council Event
The Family Council hosts monthly meetings that are open to everyone in the community who have a loved one that has been affected by mental illness as well as family members, relatives, friends or significant others of current or former inpatients and outpatients of Ontario Shores.

Tuesday Evenings
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
AA Open Discussion
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meets in the Conference Place every Tuesday evening at 7:00pm. Ontario Shores patients and the general public are welcome.

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