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Suicides among soldiers and veterans have been growing concern since end of Afghan war

Liberal government to track veteran suicides as part of new prevention strategy Suicides among soldiers and veterans have been growing concern since end of Afghan war By Murray Brewster, CBC News Posted: Oct 05, 2017 11:45 AM ET Last Updated: Oct 05, 2017 10:17 PM ET The Liberal...

16-hour video game binges almost ruined Calgary teen’s life

After an addiction to gaming brought on depression, family problems and a wish to end his life, Cam Adair finally broke free. Toronto Star, by DONOVAN VINCENT, News reporter, March 5, 2017 Cam Adair loved video games. Fantasy games full of monsters and dwarves like World of...

Who was the abandoned man with no memory?

BBC Panorama, by Darragh MacIntyre, on Jan 30th, 2017 It was 7 November 2015 when the man was found in a bus station car park. Tests at the county hospital showed why he wasn’t able to reveal his identity – he had dementia. Sgt Sarah Bennett, from West Mercia police,...

Forget the gold bikini. For people with mental illness Carrie Fisher was a queen

I’ve never seen Star Wars but discovering Fisher through Stephen Fry’s documentary on manic depression immediately made me feel less alone The Guardian, by Hannah Jane Parkinson, on Dec 28, 2016 I’ll let you in on a secret: I have never seen any of the Star Wars films. Perhaps...

Why Starbucks Canada’s investment in mental health therapy matters

The Globe and Mail, ERIN ANDERSSEN, on Oct. 05, 2016 For many Canadians struggling with mental-health issues, therapy isn’t an option. Private help is expensive and the psychologists and social workers in the public systems are difficult to access. Doctors report having too few...

Mental health: a global crisis.

The Guardian, Oct 12, 2016 (Opinion, George Monbiot): Epidemics of mental illness are crushing the minds and bodies of millions. It’s time to ask where we are heading and why What greater indictment of a system could there be than an epidemic of mental illness? Yet plagues of...