Newsletter Sources

Fall 2021

The Double Whammy of Caregiving and Working

“Family caregiving: what are the consequences” from Statistics Canada

“When work and caregiving collide” from the Government of Canada

Not Criminally Responsible: What does it mean?

“What does ‘not criminally responsible’ really mean?” from

Unpacking the Controversy of Electroconvulsive Therapy

“Electroconvulsive Therapy” from CAMH

“Electroconvulsive Therapy” from Mayo Clinic

“Electroconvulsive Therapy” from Mental Health America

“Electroconvulsive Therapy: A history of controversy but also of help” from The Conversation

“Protesters demonstrate in Montreal against the use of electric shock therapy in psychiatry” from Global News

Summer 2021

Expanding the Toolbox: Psychosis and the Open Dialogue approach

In Memoriam: Birgitta Alakare from

Seikkula, Birgitta Alakare, Jukka A, Jaakko (2001). “OPEN DIALOGUE IN PSYCHOSIS I: AN INTRODUCTION AND CASE ILLUSTRATION”. Journal of Constructivist Psychology. Informa UK Limited. 14 (4): 247–265. doi:10.1080/10720530125965. ISSN 1072-0537

A Drug-Free Treatment Plan for Psychosis

How Norway is offering drug-free treatment to people with psychosis from

“I’m Worried About Your Mental Health”

Helping a friend you’re worried about from

Mental illness and addition: facts and statistics from

Spring 2021

The power of art on our mental health

Benefits of art therapy on

Brain research shows the arts promote mental health on

Dopamine on

The healing power of art on

How arts can help improve your mental health on

Relationships and Mental Health

Click HERE to watch the recording of our Facebook Live event

Mindfulness? What is it?

Mindfulness on

Mindfulness meditation on

What are the benefits of mindfulness on

What do you think about psychiatry?

12 essential facts about psychiatry on

In defence of anti-psychiatry on

Mainstream western psychiatry: science or non-science on

Psychiatry society stigma on

Reflections on a psychiatric indoctrination on

Snakes and ladders on

Bipolar Disorder: A path to recovery

11 ways to stay the course on bipolar’s road to recovery on

Bipolar disorder signs and symptoms on

Bipolar disorder treatment on

How can I recover from bipolar disorder on my own on Mental Health America

Living with bipolar disorder on

Winter 2021

Zoom Fatigue: Our New Reality

“The problem isn’t Zoom fatigue, it’s mourning life as we knew it” on

“The reason Zoom calls drain your energy” on

“How to combat Zoom Fatigue” on

“Zoom Fatigue: How to make video calls less tiring” on

“Zoom fatigue is real” on

Caregiver Burnout

“What happens to your body when you’re burnt out” on

“What are the 5 stages of burnout” on

“What is cortisol” on webmd

Fall 2020

Back to School: Supporting Youth (and Parents too!)
How to support kids’ and teens’ mental health during the COVID-9 pandemic” on
“How to build children’s resilience, and your own, amid coronavirus unknowns” on

Is COVID-19 making us all obsessive-compulsive?
“Are we all OCD now?” on

Recovery and Social Circles
“The Recovery Model” on

“Recovery: Stressing the Social Basis of the Process” on

Summer 2020

Feeling grief during a pandemic
Original article “That Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Grief” on

The Emotional Pyramid of Needs

We Have to Grieve in Order to Avoid Trauma
Gabor Mate’s website
Original article “The way to get through these terrible times is to let them make you sad” on The

Spring 2020

You can do it! A free tool that will improve your life

What to do if someone you know is suicidal

Crisis Centre BC

Crisis Services Canada

Stop a Suicide Today

My brother/sister has mental illness. What about me?

Siblings: Forgotten Family Members

The British Psychological Society

Winter 2020

Animals as Superheroes: The Mental Health Benefits of Having a Pet

What is Caregiver Burnout?

Seasonal Affective Disorder
Mind Your Mind

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Caregiver Myths Debunked


Fall 2019

Positive Psychology: An In-Depth Look
Positive Psychology Canada
Psychology Today
Peterson, C., & Park, N. (2014). Meaning and positive psychology.” International Journal of Existential Psychology & Psychotherapy, 5(1), 2-8.
Positive Psychology Center