Bell’s 2015 Lets Talk campaign begins: 5 simple ways to end the stigma around mental illness

January 25th, 2015

Canadian Olympian Clara Hughes has been a fantastic supporter in raising awareness of mental health issues in this country. In her partnership with Bell, the athlete continues to be a role model in talking about how to break the stigma associated with mental illness.

Outrunning Depression: exploring the link between body and mind

November 15th, 2014

For the teens in Dan McGann’s twice-a-week running group, exercise is therapy. That’s not a metaphor: They’ve all been referred to the group by their doctors after being diagnosed with depression or other mental illness.

Robin Williams tragedy highlights that mental illness is non-discriminating: psychotherapist

September 1st, 2014

In the aftermath of the suicide of actor Robin Williams, we asked Jennifer Brighton to talk to us about her reaction, what people might be feeling and what can be done.

Facts about teen suicides and health funding

March 3rd, 2014

The average wait time for psychiatric help for teens with depression is six to eight months. Suicide ranks 200th in health funding. Yet it is 2nd only to motor vehicle accidents in deaths among young people

CameronHelps explores the revolutionary new science of exercise and the brain: book review

February 24th, 2014

John J. Ratey has written several books on the topic of mental health. In Spark, he provides an excellent summary of the current research in mental health.

Bob Rae advocates for national plan on suicide prevention

January 5th, 2014

A tragic coincidence of events reinforces my conviction that Canada still needs a real strategy on suicide prevention.