Mental health

Mental health

Resisting psychiatry

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Angela Browne
Edition: 
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. 


Trauma-informed practice in mental health and substance use fields (webinar)

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English
Translated Title: 
La pratique tenant compte des traumatismes en santé mentale et en toxicomanie (webinaire)
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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
Media Type: 
Online
Publisher: 
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2012
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

An introduction to trauma-informed and trauma-specific practice, with examples of how people are embedding trauma informed and trauma specific care in various settings in Canada, discussion of why there is a need to focus on trauma informed care in systems development work, and summary of key issues, themes and resources, highlighting promising practices and tensions. Presenter Nancy Poole is the Director of Research and Knowledge Translation at the British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health. She is well known for her work on research, training and policy initiatives related to women’s substance use, mental health, and experience of violence with governments and organizations on local, provincial and national levels. She is the co-editor of a book on trauma-informed care to be published by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

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Available online.

Out of the Shadows Forever: Mental Health Commission of Canada 2008-2009 annual report

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English
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Online
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The Mental Health Commission of Canada

Documents the nineteen months since September 2007 when the Commission became operational. Shows the progress that has been made towards achieving the mandate that has been set out for the Commission which was to promote mental health in Canada, to change the attitudes of Canadians toward mental health problems and mental illness, and to work with stakeholders to improve mental health services and supports.

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Visit their website to download a copy.

Women's mental health: what it means to you

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English
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Online
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The US Office on Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2009
Publication Place: 
Washington DC

A plain-language booklet that addresses the stigma associated with mental health, with information on the signs and symptoms of mental illness. Also provides suggestions for support and solutions for preventing and coping with mental illness

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Available on the website and by download.

Mental health and gender (video)

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English
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Online
Video
Publisher: 
CIHR Institute of Gender and Health and Knowledge Translation Branch
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Video on gender, sex and health research, with Adrianna Mendrek, Ph.D., discussing gender issues relating to mental health. Dr. Mendrek is an Associate Research Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Montreal and a Research Fellow at the Fernand-Seguin Research Centre in Montreal. Produced on-site and in celebration of the first Canadian national conference in gender, sex and health research – Innovations in Gender, Sex and Health Research – hosted by CIHR-IGH in Toronto, Ontario, November 22 & 23, 2010.

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Available online.

Network/Le Réseau - Spring/Summer 2009

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English
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Le Réseau/Network - Printemps/Ete 2009
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Online
Author: 
Ellen Reynolds
Edition: 
Volume11, Number 2
Publisher: 
Canadian Women’s Health Network
Publication Date: 
2009
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

This issue of Network focuses on why and how gender matters in mental health in Canada—a high priority for the Canadian Women’s Health Network and the Centres of Excellence for Women’s Health.

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ISSN: 1480 - 0039
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Contains bibliographical references. Table of contents: Editor's Note, Mind the (gender) gap…in Canada’s new mental health framework, Making the links: Violence, trauma and mental health,‘Trauma-informed’: Symposium examines trauma, addictions and mental health, Girls take action on mental health: Gender and the mental health of young Canadians, Understanding stigma through a gender lens, Who’s caring for the caregivers? Symposium focuses on the mental health of women health care workers, Naming ‘workplace bullying’, Women workers speak out, Bridging the gaps: Survey examines accessibility at women’s shelters, Shelley’s story, Helping women help themselves: Brief Psychotherapy Centre for Women stands the test of time, In her own words: A Real Deal, In her own words: How I dealt with grief and depression, In her own words: The Art Studios: An aid to recovery, Are there alternatives to drugs?, What we're reading

Building bridges: linking woman abuse, substance use and mental ill health (summary report)

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Louise Godard
Jill Cory
Alexxa Abi-Jaoudé
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BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre
Publication Date: 
January 2008
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Identifies the need for a women-centred framework as part of the solution to improve services that support women’s safety and health. Based on research, practice and women’s narratives confirming that violence is pervasive and central to the development of substance use and mental ill health.

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Contact their office to order a copy. Also available online.
Notes: 
Includes bibliographic references.

Hear me, understand me, support me: what young women want you to know about depression

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English
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Écoutez-moi, comprenez-moi, soutenez-moi : ce que veulent nous dire les jeunes femmes sur la dépression
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Paper
Online
Author: 
VALIDITY Team (Vibrant Action Looking Into Depression in Today’s Young Women)
Publisher: 
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Toronto ON

Discusses the fact that when girls hit puberty, they start to experience higher rates of depression than do boys, and this sex difference continues until women hit menopause. Aims to educate not only health care providers treating young women for depression but also teachers, therapists, youth workers, researchers, and others. Includes a section of stories by girls called "In their words—young women’s stories, advice and wisdom".

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ISBN 0-88868-510-6
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Includes bibliographic references.

Annotated bibliography on the mental health of healthcare workers

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Women and Health Care Reform
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Online
Publisher: 
Women and Health Care Reform
Publication Date: 
2007

Annotated bibliography on the mental health of health care workers.

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Available online.

Mental health and pregnancy: an exploration of issues regarding the use of prescription medications

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English
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Santé mentale et grossesse : Un examen des questions relatives à l’usage des médicaments d’ordonnance
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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Women and Health Protection (WHP)
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Anne Rochon Ford
Lejla Halilovich
Azar Mehrabadi
Barbara Mintzes
Publisher: 
Women and Health Protection
Publication Date: 
December 2010
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Summarizes findings from a three-part project conducted by Women and Health Protection (at the National Network on Environments and Women’s Health) examining issues surrounding use of prescription memdications for treating depressions during pregnancy.

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Contact their office to order a copy. Also available online.
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Includes bibliographical references.
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