Destigmatizing Mental Illness


Our Harbour’s efforts at organizing the Montreal area Defeat Depression campaigns in 2014 through 2016 have been generously supported by Lundbeck Canada. Their substantial contributions to Our Harbour resonate with their caring commitment to the cause of destigmatizing mental illness and promoting mental health care. Their 227 employees in Canada deserve our warmest thanks and heartiest congratulations for the company’s 100 years of contributions to the field.

Selected Resources:

We need to stop connecting mental illness with violence “…the myths of mental illness do everyone far more harm than people living with mental illness ever could. Or would.”

Why you should never use the term ‘the mentally ill’ Even subtle differences in how you refer to people with mental illness can affect levels of tolerance, a new study has found. In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers found that participants showed less tolerance toward people who were referred to as “the mentally ill” when compared to those referred to as “people with mental illness.”

Logically Illogical: The most bizarre behaviors often make perfect sense in the minds of the mentally ill, The Scientist, January 2016

First robust genetic links to depression emerge: Nature

Globe & Mail, April 8, 2014: Study Concludes ‘housing first’ works

An Overview of Xavier Amador’s L.E.A.P. Approach, by Seth Shugar:

Listen Empathize Agree Partner: How to help someone with mental illness accept treatment

Visit Radio UP. It is a member operated Pod-Cast which is uploaded from Donald Berman UP House.  We currently  have eight members participating in this radio project.  We found out that radio Total Normal has existed since October 2008 in Stockholm Sweden and our members wanted to do the same.  We want to speak out for those with mental health issues and our audience are those who suffer from mental illness  and their friends and family.  Our goal is to end the stigma associated with this illness through  education.

 Canada Gave my family a rare and blessed gift, Vicky Wood, The Globe and Mail, Jan 13, 2013.

Home, sweet home gives hope to mentally ill, The Globe and Mail, September 21,

Ami Quebec    South Shore Support Groups every second Wednesday at 6:30 pm at the Greenfield Park Baptist Church, 598 Bellevue N., Greenfield Park (Near the Home Depot). For information about their Spring support groups on topics such as Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, call 514-486-1448 (For info on Hoarding call Gail Adams 450-671-2824).

Schizophrenia Society of Canada

Center for Addiction and Mental Health

Canadian Mental Health Association

 New: A Talk With Author Erin Hawkes On Schizophrenia: an interview with the author of When Quietness Came: A Neuroscientist’s Personal Journey With Schizophrenia