1 in 5 teens has considered suicide: Kids Help Phone

http://www.cbc.ca/ – Sep 08, 2016 – The Canadian Press ‘Do we teach young people from a very young age to talk about suicide, to talk about mental health?’ A new study suggests that one in five Canadian teens has seriously considered attempting suicide in the previous year. The survey by Kids Help Phone found that 22 per READ MORE

Mental illness is not like a broken arm

redandblack.com Brittany Hoell Mental illness is exactly what it says it is: an illness. Yet too often, others openly trivialize people suffering from these illness. The stigma that exists for individuals suffering from mental illness is often one of the worst aspects of having these diseases. In fact, according to the United States surgeon general, READ MORE

Society must reject stigma against people with mental health issues

nst.com.my KUALA LUMPUR: Society must discard its stigma against people with mental health problems because such an attitude only makes it more difficult for these people to come forward for treatment, said an expert. Dr Uma Visvalingam, a consultant psychiatrist at Putrajaya Hospital, said there was prejudice against them because most people had misconceptions about READ MORE

Run for Mental Health downtown Sept. 10

http://www.thepeterboroughexaminer.com/ By Mike Davies, Peterborough Examiner Drew Merrett has thrown his support behind charity runs before but the Merrett Home Hardware Run For Mental Health is one really dear to his heart. Merrett Home Hardware is the title sponsor for the downtown run Sept. 10 with presenting sponsor Bell Let’s Talk. It will feature a READ MORE

THE TRUTH ABOUT MENTAL ILLNESS

http://www.womansday.com These too-often-believed myths can be harmful to you and your loved ones. Find out the facts from experts and women so you can help fight stigma and stay well.​ When Annie Powell, 35, was in the midst of a 72-hour manic episode in February 2013, she felt like Superwoman: productive and energetic. “I went READ MORE

Coming out to your coworkers and friends about mental illness will change your life

http://qz.com/ I am a neurotic Jewish mother living in New York City with my two children, ages five and eight. It’s a familiar story here in the Big Apple. Where my story starts to diverge, however, is with my mental health. Unlike many of my fellow mothers, I am not just neurotic—I live with a READ MORE

New Poll Shows Mental Illness Still Perceived Aa A Weakness

myprincegeorgenow.com A recent poll suggests Canada still has not made enough strides on mental illness. The new data collected by the Women’s College Hospital in Toronto shows 40% of Canadians have experienced depression or anxiety but have not sought medical help. Women’s College Department of Medicine, Dr. Valerie Taylor believes the stigma surrounding the issue READ MORE

Is the Media Is Over-Associating Mental Illness With Violence?

thescienceexplorer.com By Reece Alvarez Mass killings such as the 2007 Virginia Tech shootings are happening with greater frequency, but is mental illness to blame as much as the media portrays it to be? A new study argues no. On the heels of the mass murder in Orlando, Florida, the worst mass shooting in the history READ MORE

Reporters speak to experts, families and friends about youth suicide

lfpress.com What should we do when our children start killing themselves? What do we say? What do we do? Parents, the public, friends, media and mental health professionals have to wrestle with that question after the cluster of suicides and suicide attempts by teenagers in Woodstock. It was simple to answer the question only 10 READ MORE

Mental illness still viewed as a sign of weakness

www.thestar.com New data shows 40 per cent of Canadians say they’ve experienced feelings of anxiety or depression — but haven’t sought medical help. The numbers come from a survey of more than 1,500 Canadian adults by Women’s College Hospital and Shoppers Drug Mart. The results offer a striking look at the level of stigma and READ MORE