Tag Archives: media and mental health

5/5 of us have Mental Health

Since it is exam time at my university, this video from the University of Alberta’s pharmacy students is particularly resonant. I think they make an excellent point. Yes 1/5 of us may experience a mental illness at some point in … Continue reading

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Why do only humans get Schizophrenia? Why not other creatures?

A really neat article from Scientific American caught my eye the other day. It noted that while certain mental illnesses could be, for lack of a better term, seen in animals, schizophrenia seems to have been a consequence of the … Continue reading

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They are not just words

There’s an interesting end of the year article that came across my feed from NBC news about the harm that’s caused by our colloquial use of mental health terms to describe people in a pejorative fashion for abnormal behaviour. It’s … Continue reading

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The (Sometimes) Hidden Strength Behind People With Mental Illness

I saw this article in the Huffington Post a while ago and have been meaning to post it. Chelsea Stephens does a wonderful job at exposing stigma and documenting what I view is the (sometimes) hidden strength of people succeeding … Continue reading

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Stigma affects family and friends too…

It’s been a long day at work and a busy month for me with my new job. However, something came across my feed that I felt I needed to share. From CTV News in Montreal, a story that highlights that … Continue reading

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Mental Health First Aid

This program was on CBC radio Ontario morning detailing a program on how to approach a person suspected of having mental health issues. Embedding doesn’t work (Hooray for WordPress) so click here. Excerpt: “It’s about listening.” I think that this … Continue reading

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