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.
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.
Critics frustrated with OPS reluctance to back non-police handling of mental health crises
Advocates say that the city’s street-involved youth, homeless people and others who may become distressed and in need of help should often be attended to by mental health professionals rather than police. [Photo © Reanna Julien.]
Pandemic pet craze taking toll on mental health of already over-stretched veterinarians
Gruelling hours. Heart-wrenching scenes of patients in pain or taking their last breath. Trying to console a grieving client over the phone. Those are just some of the trials veterinarians face daily as they struggle to cope with the fallout from soaring rates of pet adoption during the pandemic. “Work culture in veterinary medicine is not great,” said Karine Eusanio,…
Embracing human resilience: COVID-19 taught me about depression — and how to find my flow
Two years of pandemic loneliness has helped Capital Current’s Brynn Brieda handle her pre-COVID mental health issues.