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Violence and trauma in the lives of women with serious mental illness often overlooked, study finds  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39512
Summarizes a study that found that the impact of violence against women with serious mental illness has been routinely overlooked in policy development, mental health planning, in clinical practice and educational manuals. (See Details)
Published: 2003, 2004
International women's mental health consensus statement approved  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39465
Announces the approval of an international consensus statement calling for the prioritization of women's mental health by the World Psychiatric Association. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Highs & lows: Canadian perspectives on women and substance use  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39425

Discusses substance use among girls and women in Canada. Looks at what substances Canadian women use, what are the gendered influences on women's substance use, and what are the challenges.

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Published: Spring/Summer 2008
Network/Le Réseau - Spring/Summer 2009  
http://www.cwhn.ca/en/node/41604

This issue of Network focuses on why and how gender matters in mental health in Canada—a high priority for the Canadian Women’s Health Network and the Centres of Excellence for Women’s Health.

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Published: 2009
Women, gender and mental health : Moving out of the shadows  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39380

Discusses the Canadian Women's Health Network's national workshop on women, gender and mental health held in Ottawa in October 2007. The workshop brought together researchers, communitty-based services providers and educators, non-governmental organizations and policy makers interested and active in gender-based and women's mental health issues to explore the mandate of the newly formed Mental Health Commission of Canada, and to establish strategies for ensuring women are not left out of the picture.

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Published: Fall/Winter 2007
Resisting psychiatry  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1990_Healthsharing_Vol_11_No_2_Spring.pdf

This article illustrates self-help alternatives for psychiatric survivors. Discuses implications of a medical model which perpetuates negative values and stereotypes about psychiatric survivors. 


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Published: 1990
Mind the (gender) gap…in Canada’s new mental health framework  
http://www.cwhn.ca/en/node/41606

The Canadian Wiomens Health Network's response to the Mental Health Commission of Canada's (MHCC) first draft framework of a Canadian mental health strategy (released in January 2009). 

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Published: 2009
Making the links: Violence, trauma and mental health  
http://www.cwhn.ca/en/node/41607

Describes research that establishes a strong association between trauma, violence and mental health.

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Published: 2009
Understanding stigma through a gender lens  
http://www.cwhn.ca/en/node/41610

Expalins how women and men experience and apply stigma differently.

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Published: 2009
Who’s caring for the caregivers? Symposium focuses on the mental health of women health care workers  
http://www.cwhn.ca/en/node/41611

A synopsis of the two day symposium on the mental health of women health care workers that took place in November 2008 in Vancouver, British Columbia

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Published: 2009