Gender and mental health

Cracks in the therapy system

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Joanne Reid
Edition: 
Vol 14, No.1
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1993
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

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

Looking beyond labels

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Maureen Gans
Edition: 
Vol 9, No.2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1988
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

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. 

 


The Centre for the Study of Gender, Social Inequities and Mental Health

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Educational Institution
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English
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Research
Policy development

Based at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, in the Faculty of Health Sciences, the CGSM is a hub for international scholars, community-based researchers, policy makers, health agencies, practitioners and people with lived experience of mental health and substance use issues who are committed to eliminating social inequities in mental health. The CGSM is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)’s Institute for Gender and Health through a Centres for Research Development program.

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info@socialinequities.ca
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SFU – Harbour Centre
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3277-515 West Hastings Street
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Vancouver
Province: 
BC
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V6B 5K3
Country: 
Canada

Gender and women’s mental health

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World Health Organization

Provides an overview of gender disparities and mental health, gender specific risk factors, gender bias and women’s mental health.

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The international consensus statement on women’s mental health

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Online
Author: 
Donna E. Stewart
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Volume 5, Number 1, pages 61–64
Publisher: 
World Psychiatry
Publication Date: 
February 2006

Created in March 2004 at the Second World Congress on Women’s Mental Health in Washington, this consensus statement (which describes the issues and provides recommendations) was approved by the American Psychological Association and the American Psychiatric Association by December 2004 and then rapidly approved by a number of national and international mental health associations, NGOs and individuals.

 

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Includes bibliographical references.

The need for a gender-sensitive approach to the mental health of young Canadians

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English
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POWER Camp National
Lia Depauw
Juniper Glass
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Girls Action Foundation
Publication Date: 
2008
Publication Place: 
Montreal, QC

Illustrates the need to take gender and other intersecting forms of diversity into account to meet the needs of Canada’s young people by examining how mental health outcomes are affected by social and economic characteristics.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Women, mental health, mental illness and addiction in Canada: an overview (updated and revised edition)

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Online
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CWHN’s Ad Hoc Working Group on Women, Mental Health, Substance Use and Addictions
Edition: 
2nd edition
Publisher: 
Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
Originally published May 8, 2006. Revised and Updated January 2008
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

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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Includes bibliographical references.
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