Mental health conditions

Mental health conditions

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
Publisher: 
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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Includes bibliographic references.

Report of the APA task force on the sexualization of girls

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English
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Online
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American Psychological Association
Publication Date: 
2007

Looks at the proliferation of sexualized images of girls and young women in advertising, merchandising, and media, and explores the cognitive and emotional consequences, consequences for mental and physical health, and impact on development of a healthy sexual self-image. Also has a section on what parents can do.

Hospital mental health services in Canada: 2003-2004

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English
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Canadian Institute for Health Information
Publication Date: 
2006

Presents information on general hospital readmissions and their relationship to seven diagnosis categories of mental illness.

The human face of mental health and mental illness in Canada 2006

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English
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Online
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Public Health Agency of Canada (ed.)
Mood Disorders Society of Canada (ed.)
Health Canada (ed.)
Statistics Canada (ed.)
Canadian Institute for Health Information (ed.)
Publisher: 
Public Health Agency of Canada
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Provides information on various mental health conditions, including statistical data.

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ISBN 0662438876
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Includes bibliographical references.

Still in the shadows: Kirby report turns a blind eye to women

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English
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Online
Author: 
Laila Malik
Publisher: 
Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Discusses the gender gaps in the report, "Out of the Shadows at Last." Argues for a systematic gender review of mental health, mental illness and substance use in Canada.

Structured living environments in Canadian federal institutions for women

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English
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Paper
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Author: 
Roma Cunningham
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Forum on Corrections Research
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Describes the structured living environment offered at Hummingbird House, which offers services to women offenders with significant mental health and emotional disregulation issues.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Doing it all: developing integrated support for women experiencing mental health, trauma-related and substance use problems

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English
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British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Women's Health Research Bulletins (CEWHRB)
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Online
Paper
Author: 
Nancy Poole
Publisher: 
Research Bulletin
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Discusses integrated and women-centred approaches to treatment and support for women who experience mental health, trauma-related and substance use problems.

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ISSN 14963612

Economic costs of mental disorders and addictions

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English
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Online
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HereToHelp.bc.ca
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Looks at the financial burdens mental health disorders and addictions can have on individuals, as well as workplaces and society as a whole.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Personal costs of mental disorders and addictions

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English
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Online
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HereToHelp.bc.ca
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Looks at some of the personal costs of mental disorders and addiction to individuals, including education, participation in social activities, adequate housing, and others.

Coping with mental health crises and emergencies

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English
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Online
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HereToHelp.bc.ca
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Discusses what families can do in the event of a mental health crisis or emergency, or overdose, in order to ensure that the person is getting the best help.

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Includes bibliographical references.
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