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 News from Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences

May 2015
Five Recovery Stories in Five Days
National Mental Health Week - May 4-10

#5in5 - Five Recovery Stories in Five Days by Ontario Shores

I don't have to see sales figures or social media analytics to be confident in saying our Hope for Mental Health campaign has been a success.

Every day I see patients, staff and visitors in our hospital wearing Hope T-shirts, which were inspired by our patients and families, to symbolize the importance of hope in recovery.

On Thursday, May 7, we will launch our Hope Song and video, which again was driven by conservations with patients, families and staff. Both the song and video are powerful. I am excited for both to be shared publicly as I am confident people will love them.

These projects have given people living with mental illness a voice and that alone makes them successful in my mind.

Next week we have another exciting new initiative taking place in recognition of National Mental Health Week May 4-10 that also provides patients and families with a voice.   


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A sweet teenaged girl who has overcome bullying and social media bullying while learning to live with depression, anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).   

Read Chelsea's Story >> 



You Are Invited!


You are invited to The Bear, a Firkin Pub on Thursday, May 7 at 7:00 pm for the debut of the new HOPE song. The event also features local musicians and light refreshments.

Guests are encouraged to wear their HOPE t-shirt. T-shirts will be available for purchase at the event. 

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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
6:00 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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