Category Archives: mental health

Minding the Mind

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is a new form of therapy used for many psychological disorders. It was developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan at the University of Washington. Dr. Linehan has suffered from mental illness herself and has been dedicated to helping … Continue reading

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“It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society”

Indian philosopher Krishnamurti once said, “It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.” The public’s understanding of mental illness today is based on a theory emphasizing chemical imbalance. But has our focus on … Continue reading

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A Discussion of the Social Determinants of Transgender Health

Most doctors and healthcare professionals are likely to encounter transgender patients at some point in their careers. Yet a recent JAMA article highlighted the fact that, on average, undergraduate medical school curriculums dedicate only 5 hours of training to all … Continue reading

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Hamilton’s Shelter Health Network

According to the report, “On Any Given Night: Measuring Homelessness in Hamilton”, published by the Social Planning and Research Council of Hamilton, the two major contributors to homelessness are the lack of adequate income and the lack of affordable housing. Families … Continue reading

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Rethinking Mental Illness – hope and resilience in mental health

This week we talked to Dr. Sheila Harms about mental health in Hamilton and on an international level. On Nov. 4, the International Women’s and Children’s Health Conference was held in Hamilton. The focus of the conference was on “confronting … Continue reading

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