In our new research, we have explored how podcasts about mental health can be designed in a way that reduces stigma and discrimination.
The genre – also known as ‘folk art’ or ‘outsider art’ – serves as a reminder that art is a universal human pursuit.
In the past, workers have been warned not to disclose their mental illness at work for fear of discrimination. But there can be many positives to telling your boss.
Numerous studies indicate exercise as an effective treatment for people with existing depression and other mental illnesses, and exercising in nature can further improve mental well-being.
Is there ever a satisfactory answer to questions about what motivated a mass shooter? There is, but it’s not what you think.
Food insecurity remains a major health problem. And poorer households are disproportionately affected.
Why was Susanna Kaysen really hospitalised? Her memoir Girl, Interrupted turns 30 this year. It investigates whether she was ‘mad’, or medicalised for a ‘chaotic’ life that defied gender norms.
An overreliance on medication as the first-line treatment for depression can lead some people to be labeled with treatment-resistant depression when there are other viable alternatives for relief.
Doing the little things has a role to play in maintaining our sense of happiness as well as in treating mental illness.
New York City’s plan has garnered the most attention – and criticism – but several cities are expanding their own intervention programs.
Since 2016, Canada’s practice of offering MAID has followed a trajectory of ever-expanding eligibility. The ultimate expansion would make MAID available to anyone who wanted it, for any reason.
One way to prevent mental health challenges in children: Recognize and treat the mental health issues of their parents.
Alberta’s new policy on psychedelic-assisted therapy for mental illness may set a precedent that moves Canadians one step closer to accepting psychedelics as medicinal substances.
Canada’s planned expansion of MAID to mental illness is based on ignorance — if not outright disregard — of fundamental suicide prevention principles.
Mental distress can be a temporary reaction to life stress, or the beginning of a serious mental illness. It’s important to choose strategies and supports that work best for the individual.
Men, older adults, people with language barriers and racial and ethnic minorities are less likely to be screened for depression.
In her new memoir A Kind of Magic, Anna Spargo-Ryan writes of her fragile mental health with humour and courage.
Cannabis consumption erodes mental well-being and has adverse effects on school, work, and social life.
Existing genetic data and sequencing tools are overwhelmingly based on people of European ancestry, which excludes much of the rich genetic variation of the world.
Effects of violence and forced migration on survivors’ mental health have not been acknowledged, despite the trauma being passed down generations.