Sweet Movember: Buying a pint of ‘manly’ ice cream from The Merry Dairy can help cause of men’s health
The month of November is dedicated to men’s health initiatives. In Ottawa, people are raising money and awareness — including a popular ice cream shop.
Non-police emergency response in Centretown should make those in crisis feel heard, not criminalized, organizations say
In summer 2024, Centretown will be the site of a non-police emergency service pilot program to respond to mental health and addiction crises in the community. Social services in the area said the service is essential for saving lives and instilling trust in the public.
Canadian Museum of Nature embraces prescription program for mental health
The PaRx program is allowing doctors to prescribe patients passes to the Canadian Museum of Nature for the first time, in order to boost mental health.
American and Canadian sororities and fraternities struggle with lack of inclusivity for disabled students
Fraternities and sororities have come under mounting pressure in recent years to diversify their ranks. So far,: people with disabilities have been largely ignored.
City builder: Dr. Gail Beck is a champion of mental health and new police board chair
Dr. Gail Beck is a child psychiatrist at the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre and now chair of the Ottawa Police Services Board.
The ‘shoppertainment’ trap: As social media apps blur line between socializing and buying, the risks to users soar
Shopping online through social media platforms is expanding exponentially but it also carries serious risks, experts say.
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.