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Taming the Black Dog of Depression

Saturday, December 28th, 2013

Great animated video about the “black dog” of depression and how to tame it.


3 Steps to Change a Habit

Sunday, December 8th, 2013

Methods of changing habits, and the three core components to them all.


Biomarker Brain Scans for Treatment Types

Saturday, June 15th, 2013

In a small study from Helen Mayberg and colleagues at Emory University, depressed participants were randomized to either a medication or CBT, and underwent PET scans before treatment. Then the scans were analyzed to see if they were predictive of treatment response.


Healing PTSD with Pets for Vets

Sunday, February 3rd, 2013

A US Marine Corps veteran with PTSD and his service dog DD are profiled in a look at a successful and innovative program, Pets for Vets.


Recreation for Youth with Anxiety

Monday, November 12th, 2012

A recreation program for youth with severe anxiety.


What’s a Peer Support Group?

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

A short documentary by a student filmmaker about a peer support group in Kelowna, BC, Canada.


Exercise for Dementia

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

A neurologist reports on a meta-analysis that found exercise affects brain health in animal models, and suggests it can modify cognitive outcomes with normal aging and perhaps reduce the risk of neurodegenerative disease like dementia.


Peer-run Crisis Respite Centers

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

How to start a peer-run crisis respite. What are they, and how do you create them? Two peer advocates describe in useful detail their success.


DBS Device for Tourette’s

Friday, April 1st, 2011

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) for Tourette’s syndrome.


Dialectic Behavioural Therapy for Suicidality

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Marsha Linehan, the pioneer of Dialectic Behavioural Therapy talks about her research and challenges with treating BPD patients.


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