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A report on mental illness in Canada  
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/publicat/miic-mmac/
Describes major mental illnesses and outlines their incidence and prevalence, causation, impact, stigma, and prevention and treatment. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Life after death: coping with bereavement  
http://www.canadian-health-network.ca/servlet/ContentServer?cid=1171466409798&pagename=CHN-RCS/CHNResource/CHNResourcePageTemplate&c=CHNResource
Getting through grief and being able to move on with life is essential to our mental health and well-being. This article discusses the three stages of grief: shock, disorganization and reorganization, as well as how to help yourself. (See Details)
Published: 2007
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
In her own words: How I dealt with grief and depression  
http://www.cwhn.ca/en/node/41617

After the death of her partner due to pharma-induced suicide, the author immersed herself in issues of mental health, sustainable activism, big-pharma, and the potential dangers of anti-depressant drugs.

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Published: 2009
Building bridges: linking woman abuse, substance use and mental ill health (summary report)   
http://www.bcwomens.ca/NR/rdonlyres/8D65CADE-8541-4398-B264-7C28CED7D208/28333/BuildingBridges_ExecutiveSummary_Final.pdf

Identifies the need for a women-centred framework as part of the solution to improve services that support women’s safety and health. Based on research, practice and women’s narratives confirming that violence is pervasive and central to the development of substance use and mental ill health.

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Published: January 2008
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
In her own words: The Art Studios: An aid to recovery  
http://www.cwhn.ca/en/node/41618

The Art Studios is a program established in 1992 for clients with a “major mental health diagnosis.” The program offers art classes, open studio for independent work, and a traveling art show supported by the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority. Sandra Yuen MacKay first attended the Art Studios as a student in 2002.

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Published: 2009