mental illness

Watching Jesse Owens in Race, fear and religion in The Witch and bi-polar angst in Touched With Fire

Also there’s a short documentary series with six absolutely up to date controversies

B.C. court hears Harper ad concerns lawyer for mentally ill man who killed kids

Defence lawyers for Allan Schoenborn allege the Prime Minister's statement was deliberately scripted.

Reviews of Tomorrowland, Saint Laurent and Welcome to Me

Also radical jihadists laying down the new law in Timbuktu

Living wage in BC could prevent disabilities: SFU prof

Bruce Lanphear, an SFU researcher, believes that removing social inequities and increasing the standard minimum wage are key factors in preventing disabilities.

Charges laid in Vancouver’s fifth homicide of 2011

A charge of manslaughter has been laid against 30-year-old Jermaine Anthony Carby in relation to   Vancouver’s 5th homicide of 2011. 50 year old Gerald David Haakmat had been...

Giving people with mental illness a chance

As a mental health advocate and social worker I can attest first hand to the barriers and stigmatization that individuals with mental illness experience.  A major obstacle they face is...

Some challenges facing Canada's health care system

OTTAWA -- Despite a 10-year agreement to invest in and fix Canada's health-care system, there are significant challenges that remain. The Canadian Nurses Association has identified several key ones...

Michael Crain helps dispel myths about mental illness

By his own admission, Michael Crain wears many hats. He is a peer researcher with CREST.BD, a collaborative research team studying the psychosocial issues in bipolar disorder. Peer research is an...

Bi-polar princess and courageous mental health advocate Victoria Maxwell

A local woman shows that the mentally ill can also be high-achieving professionals.

Police Request Public Assistance in Locating Man Wanted Across Canada

Ottawa Police have asked for the VPD’s assistance in locating a man wanted Canada-wide for breach of conditions in relation to the Mental Health Act. Mehmet Sekil Gunel, age 39, is believed to be in...