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What is the relationship between mental disorders and comorbid diabetes?

  • Toronto, Ontario
Answer from Dr. Sam Ozersky, Senior Consultant, University Health Network Mood Disorders Clinic and, CEO, Mensante Corporation

Research has shown an increasingly clear relationship between diabetes and a variety of mental health issues (2018 Diabetes Canada Clinical Practice Guidelines, Can J Diabetes 42 (2018) S130–S141).

With more than 6.7 million Canadians affected by Mental Illness and 2.2 million affected by Diabetes, the economic impacts to health systems and to the workplace are well established.

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FeelingBetterNow.com®: A digital mental health platform for optimizing mental health in primary care

  • Toronto, Ontario
Canadian physicians lack a universal, standardized process to clinically address problems in patients with mental disorders. The current sub-optimal assessment and treatment planning results in poor outcomes for close to 80% of mental health patients in primary care.

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New Book, “Mental Health in the Workplace” includes Chapter from Canadian Experts

  • Toronto, Ontario
This book offers a guide to better understanding models of workplace mental health, as well as best practices for mental health professionals, employee assistance groups, employers and employees alike. The cost of depression at the workplace is staggering, both in terms of absenteeism and productivity loss while at work, and in terms of human and family suffering.

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Mensante Corporation qualified to OTN Vendor of Record Arrangement for Substance Use Disorder Solutions

  • Toronto, Ontario
Mensante’s mental health and addiction service, FeelingBetterNow®, is now available through the OTN VOR arrangement – https://otn.ca/innovationcentre/substance-use-disorder/ – all of Ontario’s Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) and their hospitals, community resources, addiction centers, Family Health Teams, healthcare providers, and all Ontarians within a LHIN’s catchment area.

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Association of Ontario Health Centres (AOHC) Shift the Conversation: Community Health and Well-being Conference

  • Toronto, Ontario
The Association of Ontario Health Centres (AOHC) thanked Mensante for our support at the 2017 Shift the Conversation: Community Health and Wellbeing Conference, noting, "the conference was a great success and you played a very valuable part."

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Healthy Me Healthy You Mental Health Commission of Canada and CE LHIN Mental Health in the Workplace Conference May 2017

  • Oshawa, Ontario
FeelingBetterNow hosts workshop on understanding barriers and methods for addressing mental health in the workplace at the Central-Eastern LHIN and MHCC sponsored Healthy Me Healthy You Conference 2017

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Mental Health Commission of Canada Provides Letter of Support for FeelingBetterNow

  • Ottawa, Canada
Mensante Corporation is pleased to announce that the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC; http://www.mentalhealthcommission.ca/) has provided a letter of support for FeelingBetterNow. 
Funded by Health Canada, the MHCC is a catalyst organization instrumental in the development and execution of the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace

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Toronto Innovation Incubator MaRS talks FeelingBetterNow(R)

  • Toronto, ON
Toronto-based social and healthcare innovation incubator MaRS highlights the re-designed FeelingBetterNow(R) in its blog about disruptive healthcare technologies. As noted by Dr. Martin Sumner Smith of MaRS Health Venture Services, "The company redesigned FBN so that it could be used directly by people seeking a validated and confidential initial mental health assessment. In addition to its assessment results, FBN also offers users a tailored action plan of recommendations, links to support resources (tailored to the employees of a given organization) and additional tools organized in a toolbox."

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FeelingBetterNow(R) kicks off 2016 by adding new Clinical Advisory Board members

  • Toronto, ON
Mensante Corporation is pleased to announce the addition of two new members to its Clinical Advisory Board. Dr. Neil A. Rector, Ph.D., C.Psych. and Dr. Brenda B. Toner, PhD, C. Psych., join a list of leading mental health experts providing guidance and oversight to the mission of FeelingBetterNow(R). 

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FeelingBetterNow(R) partners with Forces & Families to support military veterans and their families

  • Toronto, Canada
Mensante Corporation is pleased to announce a partnership with Forces and Families (www.forcesandfamilies.ca), to provide FeelingBetterNow(R) as part of its Canadian Armed Forces and Veterans Family Health and Mental Wellness Outreach Program.

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