Mental health

Mental health

KISKÂYITAMAWIN MIYO-MAMITONECIKAN: urban Aboriginal women and mental health – policy brief

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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
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Paper
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Author: 
Carla Simon
Publisher: 
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence
Publication Date: 
June 2010
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg MB

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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KISKÂYITAMAWIN MIYO-MAMITONECIKAN: urban Aboriginal women and mental health

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Roberta Stout
Publisher: 
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence
Publication Date: 
June 2010
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg MB

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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ISBN 978-1-897250-30-3
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Includes bibliographical references.

Provincial Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health at CHEO

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Youth
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
Français

The Centre has identified three areas where it believes it can have the greatest positive impact on the child and youth mental health care system:  Evidence-based knowledge and practice; Capacity in training, research and evaluation; Collaboration among stakeholders to make child and youth mental health matter across Ontario.

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Primary Telephone: 
613-737-2297
Email Address: 
onthepoint@cheo.on.ca
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Fax Number: 
613-738-4894
Street Address: 
401 Smyth Rd
City: 
Ottawa
Province: 
ON
Postal/ZIP Code: 
K1H 8L1

Toward Recovery and Well-Being: a framework for a Mental Health Strategy for Canada

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Mental Health Commission of Canada
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Mental Health Commission of Canada
Publication Date: 
November 2009

This document presents seven goals that are designed to capture the elements that need to be addressed if we are to succeed in building a genuine mental health system in Canada. These goals reflect extensive input from people living in Canada from coast to coast to coast.  The goals define the basic shape of what a transformed mental health system will look like – one that can operate as a genuine system.  The goals provide the structure for developing a more detailed mental health strategy that will address the many specific issues that confront different constituencies and various segments of the population. These goals lay out the key assumptions, concepts, and values that inform our vision of a transformed system.  Each of the seven goals examines one dimension of a transformed mental health system, yet is also closely tied to all the other goals. Together, this set of interconnected goals defines what it will take to have a system that is oriented toward both enabling the recovery of people living with mental health problems and illnesses and fostering the mental health and well-being of everyone living in Canada.

 

 

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Mental Health Commission of Canada

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Women and mental health
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NGO - Non Government Organization
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Health promotion

The goal of the Mental Health Commission of Canada is to help bring into being an integrated mental health system that places people living with mental illness at its centre.  The Commission encourages cooperation and collaboration among governments, mental health service providers, employers, the scientific and research communities, as well as Canadians living with mental illness, their families and caregivers.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
403-385-4044
Email Address: 
info@mentalhealthcommission.ca
Street Address: 
800-10301 Southport Lane SW
City: 
Calgary
Province: 
AB
Postal/ZIP Code: 
T2W 1S7

Gender in mental health research

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Department of Gender, Women and Health, World Health Organization
Publisher: 
World Health Organization
Publication Date: 
January 2004
Publication Place: 
Geneva, Switzerland

The primary objective of this document is to argue for a greater emphasis on gender issues in mental health research. Although overall there is little difference between men and women in the prevalence of mental health problems, there are marked male:female differentials in the prevalence of specific disorders, especially the more common ones.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 9241592532

Rural and remote women and the Kirby-Keon Report on mental health: a preliminary gender-place analysis

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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Jayne Melville Whyte
Joanne Havelock
Publisher: 
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence
Publication Date: 
March 2007
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Analyzes the Highlights and Recommendations of Out of the Shadows at Last (the Kirby-Keon Report) with a gender-place lens focused on women living in rural and remote areas in Saskatchewan.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 9781897250082
Project # 138

Are there alternatives to drugs?

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Translated Title: 
Existe-t-il d’autres options que les médicaments ?
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Miriam Hawkins
Angela Bischoff
Edition: 
Vol.11, No. 2
Publisher: 
Network/LeRèseau
Publication Date: 
2009
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Discribes how health is not merely the absence of disease but a state of well-being in which the mind, body and spirit are balanced. This article was adapted from the original, which was published in Depression Expression, a newsletter published in 2006 by Health Mind, Body, Planet.

ISBN/ISSN: 
14800039
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The article is also available on the Greenspiration website: www.greenspiration.org.

In her own words: The Art Studios: An aid to recovery

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Les mots pour le dire : The Art Studios : un programme d’aide au rétablissement
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Author: 
Sandra Yuen MacKay
Edition: 
Vol.11, No. 2
Publisher: 
Network/LeRèseau
Publication Date: 
2009
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

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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14800039

In her own words: How I dealt with grief and depression

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Translated Title: 
Les mots pour le dire : Le véritable enjeu
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Angela Bischoff
Edition: 
Vol.11, No. 2
Publisher: 
Network/LeRèseau
Publication Date: 
2009
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

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.

ISBN/ISSN: 
14800039
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