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Ontario won't commit to ending use of mental illness as a reason for solitary confinement - ‎13 hours ago‎
Corrections Minister Yasir Naqvi is “concerned” that Ontario inmates are being put in solitary confinement because of their mental illnesses - but he won't commit to ending the practice entirely. “I am very concerned” about documents showing the ...
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Yeast infections have been linked to mental illness

ScienceAlert - ‎May 4, 2016‎
Yeast infections are a relatively common occurrence these days, and are easily treatable. But new research has just revealed a tentative link between the Candida fungus and schizophrenia in men, and memory impairment in mentally ill women, which ...

Ottawa Muslims tackle 'taboo' of mental illness - ‎May 4, 2016‎
Mona Ghadban has suffered from anxiety and depression for years. But the Carleton University student found there wasn't much support available from the local Muslim community.

UK and US families sue sperm bank over donor with mental illness

Toronto Star - ‎May 4, 2016‎
Two more families, from Britain and the United States, are suing a sperm bank for selling them semen from a donor who turned out to have serious mental illness and a criminal past. The complaints were filed Wednesday at a courthouse in Atlanta, Ga ...
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Thank you, Kristen Bell, for flipping the script on mental illness - ‎7 hours ago‎
That would be like disliking puppies, or naps. But there's so much more to this star that the sunny disposition and bubbly personality we know her for.

Pastor Derwin Gray: The Church Needs to Shed Stigma of Mental Illness

Christian Post - ‎12 hours ago‎
Churches must address the topic of mental illness head-on to shed its stigma, Pastor Derwin Gray of Transformation Church in South Carolina says.

Kamloops photo shoot captures experience of mental illness - ‎10 hours ago‎
It was challenging for Ashley Gribble to share her story. The Kamloops woman is bipolar. She was approached by a local photographer and stylist duo to shoot a series of photos about her mental illness. Captions were added to pictures with quotes that ...
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Columbus agencies take a stand against mental illness in children, teens

WTVM - ‎3 hours ago‎
Thursday is National Children Mental Heath Awareness Day, and Muscogee County School District officials are making sure teachers and parents know where to go for help if their child has a mental illness. One in five children between the ages of 13 to ...

N.S. communities walk for mental health awareness - ‎4 hours ago‎
As mental health week comes to a close, one support group in Pictou County hopes to raise awareness for more community programs during the Road to Recovery walk this Saturday.

London man Neil Hamell walks to fight homelessness and mental illness

TimminsToday - ‎15 hours ago‎
Neil Hamell like most of us had struggles in his life, but instead of wasting energy getting upset he is doing something positive to help the homeless and those with mental illness. “There is no point getting angry at all the injustice around you ...

Why Musicians Need to Continue Opening Up About Mental Illness

Observer - ‎May 4, 2016‎
Opening up about mental illness isn't easy—it can be an overwhelming, emotionally draining struggle. But more often than not it's also cathartic.

Mental illness does not spell end of military career: Veterans Affairs Minister

The Globe and Mail - ‎May 3, 2016‎
Soldiers have said they worry that a diagnosis of a mental illness will result in a fast-track ticket to civilian life at the same time the military reports that there is an elevated risk of suicide among those who have been deployed on overseas ...

Mental illness is no laughing matter

Baltimore Sun - ‎12 hours ago‎
I don't know if this man who was ranting about the end of the world has a mental illness, but his father told news media that his son had struggled with mental illness in the past. I spent the better part of a day pointing out online that such ...

I'm absolutely terrified to tell my kids about my mental illness - ‎11 hours ago‎
My daughter is not quite 6, so she's too young to get any sort of handle on what it means to be mentally ill. But my son is 9 this year, and I think the time is coming for me to reveal my secret to him.

LaFLECHE: On mental illness and homelessness

St. Catharines Standard - ‎May 4, 2016‎
This week, for instance, is National Mental Health Week, which shines some much needed light on brain health. However, what this week shares in common with most of these officially declared days of remembrance, mourning, activism and lightsabres is ...

Accused killer Bowe Maddigan 'may have been feigning' mental illness after death of Zoe Buttigieg

The Age - ‎22 hours ago‎
A psychiatrist told the court that Maddigan "may have been feigning some symptoms" and did not have a psychotic illness. Bowe Maddigan may have been faking his psychotic state in hospital after allegedly raping and murdering 11-year-old Wangaratta girl ...

#CollegeSurvival: For Students who Suffer from a Mental Illness

Huffington Post - ‎May 4, 2016‎
This is not the typical guide on how to tackle your first year of college, but one on how to cope and even excel during your college years while living with a mental illness. As a senior in college suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder and ...

A disconnect with Vodafone over my sister's mental illness

The Guardian - ‎May 3, 2016‎
Telecoms regulator Ofcom says that service providers must support customers with a mental illness in managing their accounts and protect them from mis-selling.

Chetwynd man to walk across Peace Region for mental health

Dawson Creek Mirror - ‎10 hours ago‎
Along the way, Fraser hopes to raise awareness about mental health issues. He joins the chorus of voices trying to turn the tide against the stigma surrounding mental illness for those who suffer mostly in silence. It's a symbolic journey. Dealing with ...

Rethinking mental illness exclusions in the context of the Ingram decision

Mondaq News Alerts (registration) - ‎6 hours ago‎
In a recent VCAT decision, QBE Insurance (Australia) Ltd was held to have engaged in unlawful discrimination when it refused to indemnify a claimant under a travel insurance policy, relying on a mental illness exclusion in the policy. This decision is ...