Mental health

Mental health

Shelley’s Story

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English
Translated Title: 
Le récit de Shelley
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Author: 
Jennifer Towell
DisAbled Women's Network Canada
Edition: 
Vol.11, No. 2
Publisher: 
Network/LeRèseau
Publication Date: 
2009
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

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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Bridging the gaps: Survey examines accessibility at women’s shelters

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Combler le fossé : Un sondage examine l’accessibilité des maisons d’hébergement pour femmes
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Jewelles Smith
DisAbled Women's Network Canada
Edition: 
Vol.11, No. 2
Publisher: 
Network/LeRèseau
Publication Date: 
2009
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

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

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More information is available at the DAWN Canada website: www.dawncanada.net

Who’s caring for the caregivers? Symposium focuses on the mental health of women health care workers

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Et les soignantes, qui s’en occupe ? Un symposium se penche sur la santé mentale des travailleuses de la santé
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Joanne Havelock
Prairie Women’s Health Centre of Excellence
Edition: 
Vol.11, No. 2
Publisher: 
Network/LeRèseau
Publication Date: 
2009
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

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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Understanding stigma through a gender lens

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Translated Title: 
La stigmatisation à la lumière d’une perspective sexospécifique
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Online
Author: 
Carolyn Shimmin
Edition: 
Vol.11, No. 2
Publisher: 
Network/LeRèseau
Publication Date: 
2009
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Expalins how women and men experience and apply stigma differently.

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Girls take action on mental health: gender and the mental health of young Canadians

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Une approche sensible à l’expérience du traumatisme : atelier portant sur les traumatismes, les dépendances et la santé mentale
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Lia De Pauw
Juniper Glass
Edition: 
Vol.11, No. 2
Publisher: 
Network/LeRèseau
Publication Date: 
2009
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

In June 2009, Girls Action Foundation published The Need for a Gender-Sensitive Approach to the Mental Health of Young Canadians.  This excerpt provides a summary of the report, including recommendations.

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Trauma-informed: symposium examines trauma, addictions and mental health

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Établir des liens : violence, traumatismes et santé mentale
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British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Nancy Poole
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Edition: 
Vol.11, No. 2
Publisher: 
Network/LeRèseau
Publication Date: 
2009
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

In November 2008, women’s and children’s health experts working with the Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA) and the British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health (BCCEWH) planned a workshop on Trauma-Informed Addictions and Mental Health Practice, designed to bring together service providers interested in applying “trauma-informed” and trauma-specific approaches in their work with clients with substance use, mental health and related health and social concerns.

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Making the links: Violence, trauma and mental health

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Translated Title: 
Attention au fossé (entre les genres)
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Ad Hoc Working Group on Women, Mental Health, Mental Illness and Addictions
Edition: 
Vol.11, No. 2
Publisher: 
Network/LeRèseau
Publication Date: 
2009
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

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

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Mind the (gender) gap…in Canada’s new mental health framework

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Translated Title: 
Attention au fossé (entre les genres)
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Carolyn Shimmin
Edition: 
Vol.11, No. 2
Publisher: 
Network/LeRèseau
Publication Date: 
2009
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

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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Women, gender and mental health : Moving out of the shadows

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Canadian Women’s Health Network
Edition: 
Vol. 10, N. 1
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
Fall/Winter 2007
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

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.

Highs & lows: Canadian perspectives on women and substance use

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Des hauts et des bas : perspectives canadiennes concernant les femmes et la toxicomanie
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Lorraine Greaves
Nancy Poole
Edition: 
Vol. 10, N. 2
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
Spring/Summer 2008
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

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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