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There are concerns over the discrimination against black people of African descent by mental health services

THE COUNCIL of Europe’s Race Committee have voiced concerns over the discrimination against black people of African descent by mental health services.

In a report published by the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI), calls have been made for the Government to commit to addressing the racism faced by black people from the UK’s African Caribbean communities, from both mental health services and the police. Continue reading

Rare is the woman or young girl who hasn’t heard that negative voice in her head telling her she’s not pretty enough, skinny enough, or good enough.

“What is the conversation that everybody here in the room has with herself or himself when you are in silence, when no one is looking?” Sophie Grégoire Trudeau said during an evening event Thursday organized by the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre.

“Whether it’s fake nails, fake hair, fake breasts, fake everything — you name it, it’s being done.” Continue reading

Huge survey shows gender gap and the need for ‘cultural shift’ says charity chief

Men are far less likely to seek medical support for a mental health problem than women, new figures reveal.

A survey commissioned by the Mental Health Foundation found that not only are men far less likely than women to seek professional support, they are also less likely to disclose a mental health problem to friends and family.

The YouGov survey, the largest of its kind, polling more than 2,500 people who have had mental health problems, showed 28% of men admitted that they had not sought medical help, compared with 19% of women. Continue reading

Mental health advocates are urging the federal government to make mental illness a priority in a new health accord with the provinces and territories.

OTTAWA—The Trudeau government is being urged to make mental health a top priority as it negotiates a new health accord with the provinces and territories.

Dr. Catherine Zahn, president of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, says mental illness afflicts some 6.7 million Canadians — roughly 20 per cent of the population — and costs the economy an estimated $51 billion each year. Continue reading

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: A good health means you are fit both physically and mentally. But we often tend to neglect our mental health in front of our physical health.

It is very important to take care of your mental health as to function well in the daily life. One can maintain a healthy mind by making simple changes in their lifestyle.

Here are some ways to look after your mental health: Continue reading

Health minister has ‘hope’ funding for home care will be in budget, but can’t say for sure

Health Minister Jane Philpott says her government is prepared to make mental health a big priority, but she will not be writing a blank cheque to the provinces and territories until she knows how it will be spent.

Philpott made the comments in Ottawa a day after meeting the provincial health ministers in Toronto to discuss the future of health-care funding in Canada. Continue reading

New research has unearthed more clues to help understand the physical cause for depression. Researchers from the U.K.’s University of Warwick and the Fudan University in China found that the part of the brain involved in non-reward is linked to depression.

The study published Friday in the journal Brain found that the lateral orbitofrontal cortex, which is involved in non-reward is affected by depression hence giving patients a sense of loss and disappointment associated with not receiving rewards. Continue reading


Stefani Caminiti is like many young women her age: she’s studying, working, and planning her wedding to her fiance.

She also has, like more than four million Australians, been diagnosed with a mental illness or behavioural problem.

The 28-year-old from Perth has lived with depression and anxiety for most of her life, but was only officially diagnosed 10 years ago. Continue reading

By Julia Le

The Halton Region Health Department is eyeing changes to the way it delivers mental health services in Halton schools.

It’s looking to shift funding and resources that support individuals in schools experiencing mental health issues to enhance early years mental health promotion.

Halton Medical Officer of Health Dr. Hamidah Meghani told Halton Region’s health and social services committee members Tuesday (Oct. 4) the mental health programs and services it delivers to schools comes in two parts; mental health promotion that’s mandated by the Ontario Public Health Standards and funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and individual mental health services the Health Department has been providing for a number of years through public health nurses. Continue reading