Persistent psychological stress that occurs as a result of injury or severe shock.Continue readingPost-Traumatic Stress Disorder
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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.
A mental disorder that affects how a person thinks, feels, and behaves. People with schizophrenia commonly seem like they have lost touch with reality.Continue readingSchizophrenia
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
Books: Adult: Teen: Children: Articles: Resources: CASEL Edutopia PATHS® website PATHS® Education Worldwide Daniel Goleman (author of the New York Times best seller Emotional Intelligence) Daniel Siegel (author of many books around SEL) Issue Brief: Social and Emotional Learning in Canada Primer to Initiate Action to Scale Up Social and Emotional LearningContinue readingSocial and Emotional Learning
Articles Social relationships and health- the meaning of social ‘‘connectedness’’ and how it relates to health concerns for rural Scottish adolescents Social group memberships protect against future depression, alleviate depression symptoms and prevent depression relapse School recess, social connectedness and health- a Canadian perspective The health benefits of network growth- New evidence from a national […]Continue readingSocial Relationships and Connectedness
Books: Adult: Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain by John J. Ratey (ISBN: 9780316113519) Teen: Children: Articles: Monitoring chronic diseases in Canada: the Chronic Disease Indicator FrameworkContinue 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 Health promoting interactive technology- Finnish, Norwegian, Russian and […]Continue readingTechnology and E-Mental Health