Newsletter Sources

Summer 2024

Delusions and hallucinations can be really scary! How to help a loved one who is dealing with psychosis

Helping someone with psychosis from Mind

Psychosis from MentalHealthHotline.org

Psychosis: What it is, symptoms, causes, types & treatments from Cleveland Clinic 

Forest Bathing: Improving your mental health, naturally

Can forest therapy enhance health and well-being? from Harvard Health Publishing

A Pragmatic Controlled Trial of Forest Bathing Compared with Compassionate Mind Training in the UK: Impacts on Self-Reported Wellbeing and Heart Rate Variability from MDPI

UK’s first published research paper into health benefits of forest bathing from The Forest Bathing Institute

Why forest bathing is good for your health from Greater Good Magazine

Living a good life: Finding your own purpose with Ikigai

5 benefits of finding your purpose from They Call Me Blessed

In pursuit of passion, not purpose [part 1]: The pressure of purpose and the power of focused lifelong learning from LinkedIn

The philosophy of Ikigai: 3 examples about finding purpose from PositivePsychology.com

Seven ways to find your purpose in life from Greater Good Science Center

Spring 2024

A New Way to Get Help: Call or text 9-8-8

988 Launches in Canada from the Mental Health Commission of Canada

Canada rolls out new 988 suicide crisis helpline from Global News

Suicide Prevention: 988 helping receiving 1,000 calls, 450 texts per day since launch from CTV News

What to expect when you call or text 9-8-8 from 988.ca

Supporting Versus Enabling: What is the difference?

The Difference Between Supporting and Enabling (Guide) from Better Help Addiction Care

Helping OR Enabling? from Foundry

The Invisible Line Between Support and Enabling from Ashley

Supporting Versus Enabling: What is the difference? from Pinelands

The Trap of Helping vs Enabling–Can You Get Out? From New Choices Treatment Centres 

What Is an Enabler? 11 Ways to Recognize One from Healthline

What is the Difference Between Supporting Versus Enabling an Addict? from Mount Sinai

What is the Difference Between Supporting and Enabling Someone? from Newroads

Virtual Reality & Hoarding Disorder: A new kind of treatment?

Augmenting group hoarding disorder treatment with virtual reality discarding: A pilot study in older adults from the National Library of Medicine

Hoarding Disorder from Anxiety Canada

A solution for hoarding? New study reveals how virtual reality could help people declutter from CTV News

Virtual reality helps people with hoarding disorder practice decluttering from Stanford Medicine News Centre

Tips for Time Management

Reward Yourself Regularly from Oter

Time Management: 10 Strategies for Better Time Management from University of Georgia Extension

Time Management: A guide for teachers and education staff from Education Support

What is Time Management? from MindTools

Understanding the Importance of Workplace Cleanliness from Apollo Technical

Winter 2024

Artificial Intelligence: Technology and Mental Health

AI and the Future of Mental Health from CENGN

AI’s Potential to Diagnose and Treat Mental Illness from Harvard Business Review

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Mental Health Services: An Environmental Scan from the Mental Health Commission of Canada

Can A.I. Treat Mental Illness? from The New Yorker

The Difference Between AI, ML and DL from CENGN

Woebot Health

Wysa

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Dealing With Grief

Coping with loss and grief from CAMH

Helping Someone Who’s Grieving from Helpguide.org

What is Grief from the Mayo Clinic

Take the Time to Try Meditation

7 Ways Meditation Can Actually Change the Brain from Forbes

12 Science-Based Benefits of Meditation from Healthline

Demystifying Meditation from Right As Rain

Meditation: A simple, fast way to reduce stress from the Mayo Clinic

What meditation can do for your mind, mood, and health from Harvard Health Publishing

When science meets mindfulness from The Harvard Gazette

Compassion Fatigue: When Caring Takes Its Toll

Compassion Fatigue Awareness Project

Compassion Fatigue: Signs, symptoms, and how to cope from the Canadian Medical Association

Compassion Fatigue: When Caregivers Go Beyond Burnout from Aging Care

The Evolution of Empathy from Greater Good Magazine

Fall 2023

Coping With Trauma

How to Cope with Traumatic Events from helpguide.org

Principles of Trauma Therapy: A Guide to Symptoms, Evaluation, and Treatment by John Briere and Catherine Scott

Trauma-helping family or friends from Better Health Channel

Understanding the Impact of Trauma from the National Library of Medicine

What is Trauma? from Medical News Today

Mental Illness or Normal Life Stresses? The dangers of self-diagnosing

TikTok and the Dangers of Self-Diagnosis Mental Health Disorders from Banner Health

What is Mental Illness? from amiquebec.org

What’s the difference between mental health and mental illness?
from Here to Help

Summer 2023

I’m Struggling With My Mental Health! But Who Can Help Me?

About mental disorders from the Government of Quebec

Choose the right therapist for you from Lumino Health

How to choose a therapist that’s right for you from Lumino Health

How to get mental health help from the Canadian Mental Health Association

Navigating the healthcare system from amiquebec.org

Who are counsellors/psychotherapists? From Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association

Athletes and Mental Health

Athletes Are Shifting the Narrative Around Mental Health at Work from Harvard Business Review

Canadiens’ Drouin easy to root for in comeback from anxiety, insomnia from Sportsnet

Elite athletes more likely to experience mental health disorders: U of T study from U of T News

From Carey Price to Simone Biles: Evolving attitudes help athletes address mental health from CTV News

Simone Biles’s withdrawal from Olympic event could ‘normalize’ mental health conversations, experts say from CBC

Guilty Conscience?

Baumeister, R. F., Stillwell, A. M., & Heatherton, T. F. (1994). Guilt: An interpersonal approach. American Psychological Association, Inc., 115 (2), 243-267. doi:0033-2909/94

Dealing With Guilt from the Mind Tools Content Team

What is Self-Harm?

Hawton, K., Saunders, K. E. A., & O’Connor, R. C. (2012). Self-harm and suicide in adolescents. The Lancet, 379(9834), 2373-2383. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(12)60322-5

Self-Harm from the Canadian Mental Health Association (British Columbia Division)

Signs of Self-Harm in Your Loved One from Banyan Treatment Centers

The Magic Mind: A Look Into Psychedelic Therapy

Can Psychedelic Drugs Heal? from American Psychological Association 

Canada Approves Psychedelic Therapy from Freethink

How Microdosing Psilocybin May Help Improve Mental Health from PsychCentral

The Past and Future of Psychedelic Science: An Introduction to This Issue from the National Library of Medicine 

Prehistoric High Times: Early Humans Used Magic Mushrooms, Opium from Livescience

Psychedelic from New Scientist

Psychedelics from the National Library of Medicine

The therapeutic potential of microdosing psychedelics in depression from the National Library of Medicine

Spring 2023

Managing schizophrenia without medication? A look into the Soteria model

An Alternative to Psychiatric Hospitals from Psychology Today
How Does the Soteria House Heal? from Mad In America
Loren Mosher M.D. talks about Soteria Project and non-drug treatments for Schizophrenia on YouTube
Soteria California and Its Successors: Therapeutic Ingredients by Loren R. Mosher M.D.

Neuroplasticity: A new hope in recovery

Can People Really Change? Epigenetics, Neuroplasticity, and CBT from GoodTherapy
Change Your Brain: How Neuroplasticity Offers Hope from LifeStance Health
The Dynamic Brain: Neuroplasticity and Mental Health from the National Library of Medicine
How CBT Impacts Our Brain from Collaborative CBT 
What is Neuroplasticity from Verywellmind

“You’re such a narcissist!” What does that really mean? 

Brown, R. P., Budzek, K., & Tamborski, M. (2009). On the meaning and measure of narcissism. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 35 (7), 951-964. doi: 10.1177/0146167209335461

Grapsas, S., Brummelman, E., Back, M. D., & Denissen, J. J. A. (2020). The “why” and “how”of narcissism: A process model of narcissistic status pursuit. Association for Psychological Science, 15 (1), 150-172. Doi: 10.1177/1745691619873350

How to Deal With a Narcissistic Parent (According to Experts) from Up Journey

Winter 2023

Rethinking Psychiatry: An Evening With Robert Whitaker
Has the Drug-Based Approach to Mental Illness Failed? from Scientific American
Mad In America.com
Rethinking Psychiatry–This is the recording of our special lecture

The Phobia That Keeps You Locked In
Agoraphobia from Mental Health Foundation
Agoraphobia from Mind Help
Agoraphobia: Has COVID fuelled this anxiety disorder? from Harvard Health Publishing

What Not to Say to Someone Living With Depression
6 Things Never to Say to a Person With Depression from Psycom
14 Things to Never Say to Someone with Depression from Best Health
What Not to Say or Do to Someone Living with Depression from PsychCentral
What Not to Say to Someone Who Is Depressed from verywellmind

Summer 2022

Five Ways to Support Someone With a Mental Illness

“How to Help a Loved One with a Mental Illness” from Psychology Today

Chronic Pain and Mental Health

“Chronic Pain” from Johns Hopkins Medicine
“Chronic Pain and Mental Health” from Mental Health America
“Pain and Depression: Is there a a link?” from the Mayo Clinic
“The Pain-Anxiety-Depression Connection” from Harvard Medical School
“PsychEd Episode 35: Pain Psychiatry with Dr. Leon Tourian” from PsychEd
“The Relationship Between Mental Health, Mental Illness and Chronic Physical Conditions” from the Canadian Mental Health Association

Pushing Away Negative Emotions

“Are There Downsides to Always Being Positive?” from HCF
“Sit With Negative Emotions, Don’t Push Them Away” from The Atlantic

Spring 2022

How to start a conversation about mental health

“How to support someone in a conversation about mental health” from Grazia
“Supporting a friend or family member sight mental health problems” from Mentalhealth.gov
“Tips for asking a friend about their mental health” from Columbia University Irving Medical Center
“Tips for talking about mental health” from Time to Change

Suicide in men: the silent killer

“Alarming numbers around men’s mental health indicate need for national response” from CBC News
“Learn” from Buddy Up
“The sad saga of men and suicide” from The Toronto Sun
“28 per cent of men believe they could lose their job if they discuss mental health at work: study” from Global News

Smiling Depression

“Causes and symptoms of smiling depression” from Betterhelp.com
“How is smiling depression diagnosed?” from Healthline
“The secret pain of ‘smiling’ depression” from Psychology Today

Winter 2022

Is Depression a Natural Part of Aging? 

Depression is not a normal part of growing older from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Depression and older adults from the National Institute on Aging

Depression in older adults from helpguide.org
 

More Than a Pet

Air transportation regulations from the Government of Canada

Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms from CanLII

Guide dogs and service dogs from the Commission des droits de la person et des droits de la jeunesse

Pets in rental housing from Educaloi

Service dogs vs. therapy dogs vs. emotional support animals: 7 things to know from Florida Today

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 CBC.ca


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 madinamerica.com

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 bbc.com

“I’m Worried About Your Mental Health”

Helping a friend you’re worried about from heretohelp.bc.ca

Mental illness and addition: facts and statistics from camh.ca

Spring 2021

The power of art on our mental health

Benefits of art therapy on rtor.org

Brain research shows the arts promote mental health on theconversation.com

Dopamine on psychologytoday.com

The healing power of art on health.harvard.edu

How arts can help improve your mental health on mentalhealth.org.uk

Relationships and Mental Health

Click HERE to watch the recording of our Facebook Live event

Mindfulness? What is it?

Mindfulness on umassmemorialhealthcare.org

Mindfulness meditation on mindfulnesscds.com

What are the benefits of mindfulness on apa.org

What do you think about psychiatry?

12 essential facts about psychiatry on madinamerica.com

In defence of anti-psychiatry on madinamerica.com

Mainstream western psychiatry: science or non-science on madinamerica.com

Psychiatry society stigma on madinamerica.com

Reflections on a psychiatric indoctrination on madinamerica.com

Snakes and ladders on madinamerica.com

Bipolar Disorder: A path to recovery

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

Bipolar disorder signs and symptoms on helpguide.org

Bipolar disorder treatment on helpguide.org

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

Living with bipolar disorder on bridgestorecovery.com

Winter 2021

Zoom Fatigue: Our New Reality

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

“The reason Zoom calls drain your energy” on bbc.com

“How to combat Zoom Fatigue” on hbr.org

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

“Zoom fatigue is real” on snapshotinteractive.com

Caregiver Burnout

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

“What are the 5 stages of burnout” on thisiscalmer.com

“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 theconversation.com
“How to build children’s resilience, and your own, amid coronavirus unknowns” on theconversation.com

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

Recovery and Social Circles
“The Recovery Model” on verywellmind.com

“Recovery: Stressing the Social Basis of the Process” on madinamerica.com

Summer 2020

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

The Emotional Pyramid of Needs
SusanDavid.com

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 Star.com

Spring 2020

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

ExerciseRight.com

HelpGuide.org

What to do if someone you know is suicidal

Crisis Centre BC

Crisis Services Canada

HelpGuide.org

Stop a Suicide Today

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

Mic.com

Siblings: Forgotten Family Members

The British Psychological Society

Winter 2020

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

Helpguide.org
RD.com

What is Caregiver Burnout?

Helpguide.org

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Kidshealth.org
Mind Your Mind
NIMH

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

AnxietyCanada.com
Anxiety.org
NAMI

Caregiver Myths Debunked

L’Appui

Fall 2019

Positive Psychology: An In-Depth Look

Dictionary.apa.org
Positive Psychology Canada
theconversation.com
Psychology Today
Positive Psychology.com
Peterson, C., & Park, N. (2014). Meaning and positive psychology.” International Journal of Existential Psychology & Psychotherapy, 5(1), 2-8.
Positive Psychology Center