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Man bikes across the country to raise awareness for mental health
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Man bikes across the country to raise awareness for mental health

After learning his loved one died by suicide, Richard Lima decided to take his bike to the East Coast and ride across the nation raising awareness for mental health and suicide prevention.“It’s prevalent across the country everywhere I go, small town, big city, it doesn’t matter everybody’s got a tie,” Lima said Saturday morning.Having started his trek in North Carolina on June 4, Lima made it to Folsom on Saturday; saying it was a major goal of his to ride through the greater Sacramento area because his loved one called the Valley home.“I had no idea about mental illness or suicide, until losing a loved one to suicide and doing this ride,” Lima said.Lima, riding for Never Ride Alone, is connecting with local mental health advocates and suicide prevention groups across the country...
Shawn Mendes cancels world tour: “I have to put my health as my first priority”
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Shawn Mendes cancels world tour: “I have to put my health as my first priority”

Singer Shawn Mendes announced on Instagram Wednesday he is canceling the rest of his upcoming world tour dates. Mendes had previously postponed several shows, citing his mental health, but will now end the tour early to take time to heal. "After speaking more with my team and working with an incredible group of health professionals, it has become more clear that I need to take the time I've never taken personally, to ground myself and come back stronger," Mendes said Wednesday.  Shawn Mendes performs onstage during the opening night of Wonder: The World Tour at Moda Center on June 27, 2022, in Portland, Oregon. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Shawn Mendes "Wonder: The World To...
Federal funding will help Guelph organizations address overdose crisis – Guelph
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Federal funding will help Guelph organizations address overdose crisis – Guelph

Five organizations in Guelph, Ont., will be sharing in $2.9 million in federal funding to enhance and expand addiction support services. The funding is in response to the ongoing opioid overdose crisis happening across Canada. Locally, it will be distributed as follows:Wyndham House Concurrent Specialized Youth Hub is receiving more than $1 million to expand their specialized youth hubMental Health Association Waterloo-Wellington will receive $149,000 for training and certifying peer support workers dealing with substance use concernsStonehenge Therapeutic Community Centre is getting $207,500 for the implementation of their peer-to-peer overdose response program, providing peer-led, low-barrier, urgent response to drug poisoningsHIV/AIDS Resources and Community Health will receive...
PCORI approves $258 million funding to support 26 new health care-related studies
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PCORI approves $258 million funding to support 26 new health care-related studies

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has approved funding awards totaling $258 million to support 26 new research studies. These studies aim to fill evidence gaps and improve health care decision making for a range of high-burden conditions among adults and children, including asthma, bone fractures, migraines, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and sinus infections. Five comparative clinical effectiveness research (CER) studies focus on improving mental health and another four CER studies focus on heart conditions, which have both continued to worsen in the U.S. amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, PCORI today announced about $3.9 million for two projects that aim to promote wider, faster adoption of useful findings from completed PCOR...
Opposition calls for transparency about N.B. emergency room death – New Brunswick
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Opposition calls for transparency about N.B. emergency room death – New Brunswick

New Brunswick’s official Opposition is calling for greater transparency from the regional health authority that oversees the Edmundston Regional Hospital where a patient died in the emergency room under “unforeseen and exceptional circumstances.” Liberal health critic Jean-Claude D’Amours said he didn’t know much about the incident that took place on July 24, other than what was published by Vitalité Health Network.“Honestly, in the community we heard a little bit here and there,” he said in an interview on Tuesday.D’Amours is also the MLA for Edmundston-Madawaska Centre, where the hospital is located.He said he is aware there is an internal investigation, but it will be critical for the francophone health authority to be transparent about what led to the death of an admitted pati...