Self help

Self help

Resisting psychiatry

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Angela Browne
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Vol 11, No.2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1990
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article illustrates self-help alternatives for psychiatric survivors. Discuses implications of a medical model which perpetuates negative values and stereotypes about psychiatric survivors. 


Gatekeepers: a challenge to health promotion

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Kathy Fitzpatrick
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Vol 9, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1988
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article speaks to the Gatekeepers Health Project in Thompson, Manitoba and the challenges they experience to improve health promotion. Explains their experience in developing necessary programs in the north with little funding. 

 

An uncertain well-being: weight control and self control

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Catrina Brown
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Vol 9, No.1
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1987
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses weight preoccupation as a women's health issue and as a feminist issue. Illustrates how women can work together to create change in their lives. Examples given of programs that focus on empowerment to increase self esteem and sense of self direction. 

Sharing the menopause experience

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Sidney Thomson
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Vol 8, No.1
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1986
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article explains how menopause workshops encourage sharing and demedicalize menopausal transitions.  

Why women drink

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Linda Rasmussen
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Vol 5, No. 4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1984
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article is an exploration of women and alcoholism. 

Seeking help

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
The Feminist Therapy Support Group
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Vol 3, No. 4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1982
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article is the second of a special issue of Healthsharing on the topic of women and therapy by The Feminist Therapy Study/Support Group. Identifies four steps which can assist in the process of seeking help. 

Help for premenstrual syndrome

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Karen Walker
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vol 4, No.3
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Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1983
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article defines pre menstrual syndrome, describes mental, emotional and physical effects. Lists possible treatments and available resources. 

Endometriosis healing with the mind’s eye

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Clara Valverde
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vol 2, No. 2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1981
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses what is endometriosis; the difference between the medical system’s approach to dealing with endometriosis and a self healing method; Discuses tools on how to heal yourself by detoxifying, reviewing your nutritional habits, introducing herbs, exercise, yoga, massage, acupressure, visualizations.

Thoughts on sex without science

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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B.J Richmond
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vol 2, No. 1
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1980
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article is about the sexuality of women who have sex with men. Discusses The beginnings of gynecological thought and practice; A call to move from the symptoms-analysis-cure approach to a holistic approach. Encourages women to be their own experts; To think critically about their sexuality and how they feel about their bodies.

Enlightening parenthood

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Ida Flint Dancyger
Sharon Zigelstein
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Vol 1, No. 2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1980
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article outlines and critically examines old notions of child-raising and discuses perils and pitfalls of different parenting courses offered; highlighting the wisdom that unfolds with mentorship gained from group experiences, questions the “expert” tradition, discusses alternatives to parenting courses; self help model, child-parent centres, create long terms support networks.


 

 

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