Narrow beauty standards can have serious impacts on body image for LGBTQ people, who already face higher rates of eating disorders and other mental illnesses. Further fuelling fears of not being accepted over their identity or orientation, some people can go to dangerous lengths to look a certain way.
What Do We Really Know About Mental Illness?
Rachel Aviv’s unflinching and personal new book, Strangers to Ourselves, rejects pat answers in favor of penetrating questions. https://media.wired.com/photos/631faf2574ce5b82a68ef1b9/master/pass/Strangers-To-Ourselves-Review-Culture-157640300.jpg
Report: Conversational AI reduces barriers to mental health treatment
In a study by Botco AI, 100% of respondents said they expanded virtual behavioral support, including conversational AI, during the pandemic.Read More
S.W.A.T.’s Shawn Ryan, Jay Harrington Discuss Mental Health Episode’s Stark Truths and What Is Next for Deacon
RELATED STORIES CBS’ S.W.A.T. team this Wednesday raced to find former unit leader Buck after he fell conspicuously off the grid and they came to realize he planned to harm himself. As that manhunt played out in flashback, we saw each team member discuss with a counselor the mental and emotional difficulties inherent to their […]
Roscoe Born’s Family Reveals Cause of Death, Calls For More ‘Conversations Around Mental Illness’
The family of soap opera vet Roscoe Born, who died last week at the age of 69, is revealing that the actor’s cause of death was suicide. “Roscoe has long struggled with bipolar disorder, a shadow that he succumbed to when he took his own life on Tuesday March 3, 2020,” read the family’s statement, […]
‘Bad for mental health’ Millennial sparks FURY claiming kids shouldn’t be taught about WW2
Wilshaw told Bentley: “People should know about the Second World War, the First World War, the conflicts which have taken place and a fight for freedom you and I enjoy.” The reality star replied: “I totally get that but I don’t think in needs to be put in such a young way to young children […]
'My child's health is paramount': Gabrielle Daleman's mother on her daughter's mental health battle
In my mind, Canadian figure skater Gabby Daleman is a tiger. I told Gabby's mother Rhonda that her daughter's fierceness as a competitor sets her apart. Rhonda chuckled at my comment. "I call her a tiger too. She was born in the year of the tiger on the Chinese calendar," she said. "I always say to people that she […]
Why hazing continues despite physical and mental health consequences
A practice with deep historical roots, hazing has led to physical, sexual and emotional abuse — and even deaths — yet still continues in Canada and the U.S.
POV podcast: Silken Laumann on mental health among athletes
One of Canada's most celebrated Olympians has a thoughtful answer to a thorny question — why is it so hard for athletes to talk about mental health? Silken Laumann argues that it's simply because athletes are tough. To make it in the high performance world means years and years of a "no excuses, suck it up, […]
Antidepressant shortage alarms Saskatchewan patients with mental illnesses
The shortage in Canada of bupropion, a popular prescription antidepressant, has been stressful for patients with mental illnesses and the people who care for them.