Mental healing

Mental healing

Ways of seeing illness

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Carole Yawney
Edition: 
vol 2, No. 3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1981
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article is the second of a four part series on alternatives to allopathy; discusses influences on culture, and how we define and go about achieving health and healing.

Maintaining your mental health

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Francine Vezina
Publisher: 
National Network for Mental Health
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
St. Catharines, ON

Looks at mental health issues and suggests ways to help maintain good mental health and help recovery.

ISBN/ISSN: 
MENH.V49 2003

Relation of addiction to suidice in Aboriginal women

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Marie Ross
Publisher: 
Canadian Medical Association
Publication Date: 
1995
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Examines why Aboriginal women are a high-risk group for suicide, especially when addictions are also present. Suggests healing approaches in a hitherto neglected area of study-the health of Aboriginal women.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ABGN.R67 1995

First stage trauma treatment: a guide for mental health professionals working with women

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Lori Haskell
Publisher: 
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Presents therapies with a conceptual map for understanding women’s experiences of trauma. Outlines components of first stage trauma treatment and offers tools and strategies.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 0888684142
MENH.H37 2003
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Includes bibliographical references. --- Review, Network Winter/Spring: Many women seeking treatment for depression, chronic anxiety, substance-use problems, difficult or abusive relationships and self-inflicted harm are actually experiencing complex post-traumatic stress responses associated with chronic abuse and neglect in childhood. While mental health professionals may be aware of their clients’ early histories, they may underestimate the role of the trauma as the origin of their symptoms and fail to provide these women with the treatment they need. This guidebook has been developed to assist mental health workers and caregivers in understanding more about the impact of abuse and neglect in women’s lives. The author outlines the basic components of first stage trauma treatment and offers specific tools and concrete strategies to use in beginning this difficult work.

Psychiatric Survivors Network of Elgin

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NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Community education/development
Advocacy
Support group/peer support

Works to address the inequities of the mental health system identified by people who have been the subject of psychiatric treatment (mental health survivors) by encouraging and empowering psychiatric survivors, encouraging and organizing educational activities, making presentations to government about mental health issues, encouraging independent living, encouraging self-advocacy, whenever this is possible, and networking with other psychiatric survivor groups.

Primary Telephone: 
519-631-1580
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Email Address: 
psne@bellnet.ca
Street Address: 
59 Curtis St
City: 
St. Thomas
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
N5P 1H9
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