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Review of best practices in mental health reform  
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/mh-sm/mentalhealth/pubs/bp_review/e_index.html

Summarizes the evidence that is most relevant to the reform of our mental health systems. Focuses on services and strategies for persons with serious mental illness at the program and system level.

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Published: 1997
The impact of violence on mental health: a guide to the literature  
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/ncfv-cnivf/familyviolence/pdfs/discpapersonhealth.pdf

Provides an overview of the literature in this area in order to provide professionals in the health/mental health fields and others with various references for further readings.

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Published: 1995
Shared mental health care in Canada: current status, commentary and recommendations: a report of the Collaborative Working Group  
http://www.cfpc.ca/local/files/Mental/sharedmentalcare.pdf

Examines current status of shared mental health in Canada and suggests ways to improve it through residency training, medical education, research, and advocacy.

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Published: 2000
Hearing women's voices: mental health care for women  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/bccewh/hearing-voices.pdf

Examines women's mental health concerns and looks at some of the debates taking place in the mental health reform process. Offers recommendations to meet women's needs and concerns.

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Published: 1999
Demonstrating progress: innovations in women's mental health  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/bccewh/demonstratingProgress.pdf

Describes and evaluates four mental health demonstration projects designed for women with chronic and persistent mental health problems in four difference communities in British Columbia.

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Published: 2003
Gender and mental health  
http://www.who.int/entity/gender/other_health/en/genderMH.pdf
Examines how differences between women and men contribute to differences in the nature of mental health problems suffered, health seeking behaviour of those affected and responses of the health sector and society as a whole. (See Details)
Published: 2002
The course of mental health after miscarriage and induced abortion: a longitudinal, five-year follow-up study  
http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1741-7015-3-18.pdf
Examines and compares the mental health responses of women who experienced miscarriage or abortion. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Women, what do these signs have in common?: recognizing the effects of abuse-related trauma
Discusses traumas related to childhood experiences of physical, sexual or emotional violence, often referred to as "abuse-related trauma."
Published: 2000
Women and mental health
Discusses women's current situation (1996) in the use of mental health services, prevalence of mental health issues among women, and women's experiences with community-based support networks.
Published: 1996
A new view of women's sexual problems
Brings together gender theory, psychology, social science, and medicine in a critique of the reigning medical approach to women's sexual health. Illustrates a new paradigm for women's sexual problems.
Published: 2002