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The Vancouver Police Department's Victim Services Unit has a new member - service dog Lucca.
This specially trained therapeutic dog helps victims of traumatic incidents by accompanying them to court, interviews, and other situations where an empathetic furry friend can...
For youth, being newly diagnosed with a bipolar spectrum disorder can be a scary and confusing time.
is a participatory community-based research group from UBC that studies bipolar disorders. In one of their initiatives, Peer Researcher Andrea Pacquette co-led the Bipolar Youth Action Project (BYAP) that studied Vancouver Island youth living with bipolar disorders, and how they managed the illness.
This brief but powerful video compiles key messages from the BYAP Youth Action Group, sharing hope,...
In "Clear Skies," an excellent animated video from the Healthy Aboriginal Network, family violence is explained as an issue of intergenerational trauma, while at the same time victims are encouraged to find safety and heal.
A Canadian production, still there are dynamics that apply to similar situations in many cultures.
If you are in an abusive relationship, you can find help and support in the Hot Peach Pages, an international directory of domestic violence agencies....
A brief interview with Mark Henick, a board member of the Mental Health Commission of Canada, and person with lived experience of mental health issues and suicide attempts.
Mark's tireless mental health advocacy to combat stigma has led to numerous speaking engagements, including a popular TEDxToronto talk on "Why we Choose Suicide."
This year for Mental Illness Awareness Week, Mark has been chosen as one of the Faces of Mental Illness.
A cool animated short presentation on the ethics of using neurotechnology to prevent violent crime. "Neurotechnology for Our Homes and Our Nations: The Neuroethics of Privacy and Security" by James Giordano.
Sandra Yuen Mackay, an artist who has schizophrenia, discusses the connections between creativity and mental health and the impact on her life, in this short video.
Also check out two other great videos with the charismatic artist talking about mental illness awareness, and
Big Daddy Taz performs standup comedy about mental health in the "Bipolar Buddha Set," onstage at CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival's "The Best Medicine" series in 2006.
He's introduced by Bubbles from Trailer Park Boys, who cracks a bipolar joke of his own.
Funny and insightful, it reminds us not to take ourselves too seriously and look for the humour in...