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Posts from the ‘Mental Health in the Headlines’ Category

Attempted suicide: Should police ever share this personal health information?

Remember Ellen Richardson’s story? She’s a Canadian citizen who was denied entry into the United States because of her history of mental illness.

When Ms. Richardson shared her story with the media, others came forward with experiences of discrimination based on their medical histories.  The incidents highlight the pervasive prejudice faced by people with mental illness every day.

How are U.S. border guards getting access to personal health information in the first place? This question was the focus of the Information and Privacy Commissioner’s (IPC) report, Crossing the Line: The Indiscriminate Disclosure of Attempted Suicide Information to U.S. Border Officials via CPIC, that was released today.

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Helping victims of offenders who are not criminally responsible

Senior Scientist Stephen Kish blogs about seeking restorative justice for victims of offenders found not criminally responsible. Read more

Performing Under Pressure

For Psychology Month, Dr. Katy Kamkar, Clinical Psychologist at the Work, Stress and Health Program/Psychological Trauma Program at CAMH, blogs about performance anxiety. Read more

Let’s talk

CAMH will participate in the third annual Bell Let’s Talk Day by generating as much talk about mental health as we can.  I believe in the power of words. Read more

DSM Diary: Part 2

Another sunny and warm day, even at 6:45 a.m. as I approached the hall, where a 12-kilometre fun run (from the Bay to the Breakers) had started. There were over 50,000 participants (some running, some walking, some being carried aloft) having a ball, mostly in outlandish costumes and many men and women in no costume. As in completely naked. Jogging and being completely naked are not entirely compatible in terms of attractiveness, but relaxed pride in nudity was really something to see. It may have been a Guinness Book of Records event for collective happiness. Read more

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