Search Resources (English): Gender and mental health, Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)

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Looking beyond labels

This article highlights two new and controversial psychiatric classifications.  Discuses the adverse effects these new classifications will have on the way in which women will be seen and treated by mental health professionals in both Canada and the U.S. 


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Published: 1988
Cracks in the therapy system

This article discusses the intricacies of feminist therapy. Introduces a network of feminist therapists working together in Saskatchewan. 

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Published: 1993
Women, mental health, mental illness and addiction in Canada: an overview (updated and revised edition) BackgrounderMentalhealth-updated.pdf

Originally published by CWHN in May 2006 prior to the tabling of the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology’s final report Out of the Shadows at Last: Transforming Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Services in Canada. Updated and revised report discusses why sex and gender matter in mental health and addictions and includes information and recommendations for the new Mental Health Commission of Canada.

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Published: Originally published May 8, 2006. Revised and Updated January 2008