Feeling the heat: Are Canadian doctors ready for the rising tide of eco-anxiety?
Amid soaring rates of eco-anxiety driven by climate change, Canadian health-care professionals have been pushing for more support in addressing this new mental-health challenge. A growing number are also calling for a significant rethink of how medical education is delivered, arguing that the new field of “planetary health” should be an integral part of medical training and residencies – a measure many medical schools have recently adopted.
Decriminalization, more funding key to saving lives, say drug reform advocates
Decriminalization is a good first step, but advocates and experts say bigger leaps must be taken to address the overdose crisis.
Make pleasure part of healing, sexologist advises assault victims in campus talk
Assault survivors needs to find a way through their trauma and one tool they can use is pleasure, says a sexologist.
Home for the holidays, amid enduring childhood triggers for my OCD
Capital Current’s Emma O’Toole has obsessive-compulsive disorder. She explains how it affects her life especially this Christmas.
‘The battlefield is everywhere’: Panelists discuss online hate faced by reporters
Journalists recount the threats they face and how newsrooms are adapting to confront the abuse and protect reporters.
Psilocybin advocates press government for more ‘medical assistance in living’
Therapsil, an organization trying to mobilize psilocybin therapies in Canada, has travelled to Ottawa for an immediate revamping of current regulations for medical psilocybin.
Scar cover-ups: Tackling trauma with tattoos
Ottawa tattoo artist Becky D is helping their clients heal and bring beauty to their scars through tattooing.
The burnout graduating post-secondary students are feeling has a name: Senioritis
The pressures put on graduating post-secondary students is so prevalent that it now has a syndrome called senioritis.
Novel brain imaging study could help revolutionize diagnosis of brain disorders and mental illnesses
Researchers at The Royal’s Institute of Mental Health Research have identified a brain-based biomarker for neurogenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s disease.
Experts see pandemic, social media as factors in rising rate of eating disorders in Canada
Eating disorders in Canada have been increasing since the pandemic began. On-going lockdowns contributed to their steady rise as did social media, experts believe.
This pandemic is f***ing stressful: How swearing can help us cope
Research shows swearing may help us deal with stress and pain. In a pandemic, more people may have benefited from the occasional expletive.
Rising costs, slow pace of affordable housing development paint a dire picture in Ottawa
Ottawa’s housing crisis continues to escalate as housing prices rise and the impacts of COVID-19 cause dangerous lasting effects on residents.