mental health

Minister of Health and Social Services Tracy-Anne McPhee photographed at a COVID-19 press conference in Whitehorse on June 9, 2020. (Alistair Maitland Photography)

Rural mental wellness audit finds staffing shortages at new hubs

The report found improvements had been made but challenges remain


The president of the Yukon Medical Association says he hopes the association, physicians and Whitehorse General Hospital can work together on short- and long-term solutions after a psychiatrist was assaulted by a patient last month. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Long-term solutions needed after assault on psychiatrist at Whitehorse hospital, YMA president says

Important not to further stigmatize people living with mental health issues, YMA president says


The Many Rivers Counselling and Support Services building in Whitehorse on March 28, 2019. Three people who sat on Many Rivers’ board immediately before it closed for good say they were relieved to hear that the Yukon RCMP has undertaken a forensic audit into the now-defunct NGO’s financial affairs. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Former Many Rivers board members relieved to hear about forensic audit, wonder what took so long

Three people who sat on Many Rivers’ board immediately before it closed…


All Genders Yukon Society receives $100k for free counselling program

The All Genders Yukon Society (AGYS) has received a roughly $100,000 boost…

How to cope with back-to-school anxiety during COVID-19

Mental health and learning organizations in Yukon are teaming up to offer advice to parents

Program aims to help residents who are feeling overwhelmed

CMHA, Yukon Division takes Living Life to the Full online

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  • May 6, 2020

Frost backtracks regarding Many Rivers’ financial affairs

The health and social services minister originally said that no criminal wrongdoing had been found

Yukon’s crisis line is off the hook

The Yukon Support and Distress Line had been run out of the Many Rivers offices

Health branch and NGOs taking over government-funded counselling services in the Yukon

The Yukon government’s Mental Wellness and Substance Use Services branch

Board of Many Rivers to resign, organization may soon close

‘We’re left with no hope as a board’

Many Rivers accepts registrar’s order, will accept new members

The society had considered legal action, but will be putting clients ahead instead, says a press release

New group proposes taking over counselling services left empty by Many Rivers

A proposal to create a new society has been submitted to the Yukon government

Registrar orders Many Rivers to accept members

The society wasn’t in the right when refusing entry of nine people

UPDATED: YHC says new Whitehorse secure medical unit in “pre-planning” stage, Frost says planning and design underway

The Yukon’s 2019-20 budget allocated $1M towards the “planning and design” of a new unit

Whitehorse psychiatrist battling government over patient privacy may have to close clinic

Armando Heredia estimates he’s owed more than $200,000 by insured health services

Long waits, stigma among barriers to getting mental health help in the Yukon

‘I know for certain that there’s a lack of psychiatrists here’

Michael Nehass bound for psychiatric hospital in B.C.

‘It’s proper mental health care for Mr. Nehass that’s needed, not the criminalization of mental illness’