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.
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.”
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).
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