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.
Listening to feedback critical for new Student Mental Health Framework 3.0, Carleton students say
Carleton University’s new mental health framework makes many promises, but are they enough? Carleton students weigh in on what needs to be improved.
CAMH launches online tool to improve care for youth with depression
Canadian youth living with symptoms of depression can receive proper and effective care with CAMH’s online tool.
On the rebound: Basketball players embrace mental health in first in-person pandemic season
Basketball players and staff are speaking up to fight against mental health stigma in sports.
Feeling like an Imposter: Syndrome linked to self-doubt and disconnectedness affecting women, people of colour more
Imposter Syndrome, also called perceived fraudulence, involves feelings of self-doubt and personal incompetence that persist despite education, experience and accomplishments. It is more widespread than people know.
Students left behind: The pandemic has been especially hard on those with learning disabilities
Students left behind, the impact of COVID-19 on students with learning disabilities
Pandemic, Throne Speech raise awareness around mental health
With a heightened awareness around mental health both at the provincial and federal level as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and Throne Speech, new policies and programs are being considered in an effort to improve mental health.
For international students in Canada, winter can be a SAD experience
That first winter in Canada can be more than a simple adjustment in clothing for international students. Sometimes they are impacted by Seasonal Affective Disorder.
Trials show video games have potential to ease Canada’s paediatric mental health-care crisis
As children’s mental healthcare becomes harder to access in Canada, video games could be the solution to getting treatment to kids who need it.
The Royal strives for ‘hospital without walls’ to address mental health issues, substance use — and stigma
Mental health issues and illnesses, including substance use, have been on the rise in Ontario in the past decade. The Royal Ottawa Hospital is expanding their services to meet this need in the community.
Ottawa photographers explore mental health issues through a gripping exhibit at SPAO
Stay Silent, Drift Deep is the latest exhibit presented at the School of Photographic Arts: Ottawa, and it features mental health-inspired pieces by four local photographers.