Newsletter Sources

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
Psychiatry.org

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