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KISKÂYITAMAWIN MIYO-MAMITONECIKAN: urban Aboriginal women and mental health  
http://www.pwhce.ca/pdf/urbanAboriginalWomenMentalHealth.pdf

Reports on focus group discussions and personal interviews with 46 Aboriginal women in Winnipeg and Saskatoon with lived mental health experiences, Elders, front-line workers and a member of the mental health research community. Discusses key factors influencing Aboriginal women's mental health, how  Aboriginal women define mental health and well-being, community mental health resources, barriers to seeking out mental health programs and services, and Aboriginal women's mental health needs. Makes recommendations for policy and program development to better meet the mental health needs of Aboriginal women.

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Published: June 2010
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
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
KISKÂYITAMAWIN MIYO-MAMITONECIKAN: urban Aboriginal women and mental health – policy brief  
http://www.pwhce.ca/pdf/aboriginalWomensMentalHealth_PolicyBrief_Web.pdf

Summarizes for policy makers and program planners the key recommendations from the report KISKÂYITAMAWIN MIYO-MAMITONECIKAN: Urban Aboriginal Women and Mental Health. Describes recommendations for policy and program development to better meet the mental health needs of Aboriginal women.

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Published: June 2010
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
Mental health and pregnancy: an exploration of issues regarding the use of prescription medications   
http://www.whp-apsf.ca/pdf/MentalHealthPregnancyCondensed%20EN%20FINAL.pdf

Summarizes findings from a three-part project conducted by Women and Health Protection (at the National Network on Environments and Women’s Health) examining issues surrounding use of prescription memdications for treating depressions during pregnancy.

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Published: December 2010
Bridging the gaps: Survey examines accessibility at women’s shelters   
http://www.cwhn.ca/en/node/41613

Adapted from the full report Disabled Women and Shelter Access: Early Findings of the National Accessibility and Accommodation Survey.

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Published: 2009
Annotated bibliography on the mental health of healthcare workers  
http://www.womenandhealthcarereform.ca/publications/mentalHealthWomenHealthCareWorkersAnnotBiblio.pdf

Annotated bibliography on the mental health of health care workers.

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Published: 2007
Shelley’s Story  
http://www.cwhn.ca/en/node/41614

A woman speaks up about dealing with childhood sexual abuse, living with a chronic illness and bouts of depression for her own benefit and that of others facing similar challenges.

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Published: 2009
Hear me, understand me, support me: what young women want you to know about depression  
http://www.camh.net/Publications/Resources_for_Professionals/Validity/validity_eng.pdf

Discusses the fact that when girls hit puberty, they start to experience higher rates of depression than do boys, and this sex difference continues until women hit menopause. Aims to educate not only health care providers treating young women for depression but also teachers, therapists, youth workers, researchers, and others. Includes a section of stories by girls called "In their words—young women’s stories, advice and wisdom".

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Published: 2006