Mental health conditions

Mental health conditions

Federally sentenced women with mental disabilities: a dark corner in Canadian human rights

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English
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Online
Author: 
Yvonne Peters
Publisher: 
DisAbled Women's Action Network Canada
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
North Bay, ON

Discusses issues of human rights law and federal legislation in relation to federally sentenced women (FSW) with mental disabilities. Concludes with recommendations for the improvement of mental health services for FSW.

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Best practices: concurrent mental health and substance use disorders

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English
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Online
Publisher: 
Health Canada
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Offers recommendations for the screening, assessment and treatment of people experiencing a combination of mental/psychiatric problems with the abuse of alcohol and/or other psychoactive drugs.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 0662313887

Mental illness (Somali)

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Somali
Translated Title: 
Xanuunnada maskaxda (dhimirka)
Media Type: 
Online
Publisher: 
Canadian Mental Health Association
Publication Date: 
1993
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Provides an overview of the major mental illnesses and their treatment, in Somali.

Mental illness in the family (Somali)

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Somali
Translated Title: 
Qoyska iyo xanuunnada maskaxda
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Online
Publisher: 
Canadian Mental Health Association
Publication Date: 
1993
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Examines the imporant issues for people who have a family member with a mental illness, including causes, treatment, crisis situations, income concerns, and more, in Somali.

Getting help: when and how (Somali)

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Somali
Translated Title: 
Goorta & sida aad u helayso caawimo
Media Type: 
Online
Publisher: 
Canadian Mental Health Association
Publication Date: 
1993
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Looks at how to decide if you need help for a mental health problem, and how to go about finding it, in Somali.

Women's Healing Circle

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Support group/peer support

A support group for women who have been, or are currently being abused and have experienced mental illness.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
905-847-9104
Street Address: 
CMHA Halton Region 25-55 Ontario St S 2nd Flr
City: 
Milton
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
L9T 2M3

Women's Afternoon Group (WAG)

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Support group/peer support

WAG is a social group for women experiencing mental illness. The group does not focus on mental illness.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
(905) 693-4270
Street Address: 
C/O CMHA Halton Region 2nd Floor, 25-55 Ontario St S
City: 
Milton
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
L9T 2M3

Social support and women living with serious mental illness

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English
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Wanda M. Chernomas
Diana E. Clarke
Publisher: 
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Explores the idea of social support in the lives of women living with schizophrenia, focusing on formal and informal sources of support.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 0968969249
PWHCE MENH.C48 2003
Project #23
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Includes bibliographical references.

A report on mental illness in Canada

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English
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Paper
Online
Publisher: 
Health Canada
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Describes major mental illnesses and outlines their incidence and prevalence, causation, impact, stigma, and prevention and treatment.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 0662328175
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Women's encounters with the mental health establishment: escaping the yellow wallpaper

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Elayne Clift (ed.)
Publisher: 
The Haworth Press, Inc.
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
New York, NY

Details women's encounters within various mental health settings, and reveals the lack of women-centred focus.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 0789015463
MENH.W66 2002
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Includes bibliographical references. --- Review, Network Winter 2003: Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s famous short story, “The Yellow Wallpaper” has come to represent contemporary women’s struggles to be understood by their mental health care providers. In Women’s Encounters With the Mental Health Establishment, women write about their personal experiences within various mental health settings. This collection highlights the patriarchal structure of most mental health institutions and practices, and describes how clinicians continue to apply male-derived diagnoses and treatments while ignoring the reality of women’s experiences.
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