Monthly Archives: December 2011

The costs of not dealing with mental health… the benefits of dealing with it…

  WEF_Harvard_HE_GlobalEconomicBurdenNonCommunicableDiseases_2011 The World Economic Forum based in Geneva, Switzerland typically concerns itself with macroenomic concerns related to gobal competitiveness, global risks, the future of financial institutions and similar issues. The forum also considers the economic dimensions of more directly … Continue reading

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Teen Self-Harm: How to Have “the Talk”

Over time and in different locations, the way people express distress differs and changes.  Self-harm (often referred to as “cutting”) seems to be gaining prominence among teens and young adults.  This naturally sparks a strong gut reaction, particularly for people who … Continue reading

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Alberta’s Mental Health Plans

For those who have followed the controversy regarding thetransfer of some services from Alberta Hospital Edmonton, it is clear that Albertans care about mental health issues. It is also clear that mental health issues are not political ones. We need … Continue reading

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What it means to be “well”

It is a common misperception that “well-being” involves the absence of ailment. That you are mentally healthy if you are happy all the time and are never afflicted with feelings of depression, anger, sadness, or anxiety. But this is simply … Continue reading

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