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OPDI’s NewsToGo is an electronic newsletter which is focused on research, resources, policy and legislative information of relevance to consumer/survivor organizations and to broader stakeholders in the healthcare sector. You will also find updates about OPDI as well as job postings and events that would be of interest to the readership.

Issue #546 / March 13, 2018

Highlights include:  OPDI Peer Support Core Essentials (TM) Training in London and North Bay; Why You Should Subscribe to NewsToGo; Ontario Budget; Bill 148 Advocacy for Peer Initiatives; Opioid Standards; News; and More.

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Issue #542 / January 11, 2018

Highlights include:  Young People Want Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Resources in Schools; Patrick Brown Editorial on Mental Health; Homelessness in the News; Fixing the Disability Tax Credit; OTN Reviews Apps; Job Postings; News; and More.

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Issue #541 / January 3, 2018

Highlights include:  OHIP+ Now in Effect; World's First Mental Health Ambulance; PSC Merges with CMHA National; Ontario Mental Health Helpline Now Has an App; Job Postings; News; and More.

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Issue #540 / December 15, 2017

Highlights include:   Peer Support Radio Documentary (Podcast and Transcript); The Always Readable Dr. Gabor Mate Interviewed; Racism in Mental Health; "Sharing Together" Report about Evidence Needs and Priorities Now Available; Job Postings; News; and More.

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Issue #539 / December 7, 2017

Highlights include:   Expansion of Opioid Overdose Kits to Police and Fire Personnel; More on the Basic Income Project; Federal Housing Strategy Reviewed; B.C. Mental Health Act; New National Suicide Prevention Service; Job Postings; News; and More.

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NewsToGo is OPDI’s e-mail update providing timely and meaningful information to its stakeholders. The ideas expressed are those of the individual contributors and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of OPDI. We welcome your submissions; please direct them to Preference will be given to material which directly relates to OPDI member affiliates and issues of concern to consumer/survivors throughout Ontario. We reserve the right to edit the length and style of all materials submitted.

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September 5, 2017
The Brave New World of Health Quality Standards

The other day, I participated in a webinar for a draft presentation of Quality Standards of Care for Schizophrenia in the Community. As an individual with lived experience, my viewpoint was decidedly…

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