The population of Canada is going through a dramatic shift where one in four Canadians will be over the age of 65, by 2036; projections note that the aging population is at a high risk for experiencing mental health issues. Nova Scotia’s population is leading the aging population trend with more than 20% of its […]Continue readingSeniors
More Reading on Mental Health
Below you will find links to a variety of reading materials from fiction to non fiction as well as research that build our knowledge and understanding of mental health.
Information is provided from a wide range of sources. We try to keep information as current as possible, however, some research may appear dated; is still very relevant and can provide insights that showcase the progression of thought over time.
Please note: the books and articles listed do not necessarily reflect the position of CMHA NS.
Resources: CASEL Edutopia Daniel Goleman (author of the New York Times best seller Emotional Intelligence) Daniel Siegel (author of many books around SEL)Continue readingSocial and Emotional Learning
Articles School recess, social connectedness and health- a Canadian perspective Investigating Mental Fitness and School Connectedness in Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick, Canada When one New Zealand school tossed its playground rules and let students risk injury, the results were surprisingContinue readingSocial Relationships and Connectedness
Books: Adult: Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain by John J. Ratey (ISBN: 9780316113519)Continue readingStress
An overindulgence in or dependence on an addictive substance, commonly alcohol or drugs.Continue readingSubstance Use
Suicide is the act of intentionally causing one’s own death, for various reasons. Self-harm is the act of harming one’s body, such as cutting or burning. It’s typically not meant as a suicide attempt.Continue readingSuicide and Self-Harm
Articles Positive psychology and the internet: A mental health opportunity Developing an interactive website for adolescents with a mentally ill family member Enabling all young Australians to grow up safe, happy, healthy and resilient- a collaboration for young people, technology and wellbeing The future of e-mental health Continue readingTechnology and E-Mental Health