By Michael-Jane Levitan, Special Advisor, Office of Transformative Global Health
Kwochi, the Creole word for “crooked,” can be used to describe problematic thinking; an underlying principle of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). This expression was heard many times during a recent research-based CBT training in Haiti and perfectly captures how this therapy can help to “straighten” unhealthy thought patterns. Read more
Steven Lewis stands in front of his piece, “Waiting” at the Being Scene art exhibit
With thanks to Steven Lewis, Visual Artist in Residence at Workman Arts
Variety. Passion. Honesty.
Steven Lewis uses these three simple, succinct words to describe the latest artwork featured at Workman Arts’ Being Scene – an annual juried exhibit that is currently on display at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto. Steven currently serves as the Visual Artist in Residence at the multidisciplinary art and mental health organization, of which he’s been a member for four years. Read more
By Roslyn Shields, Senior Policy Analyst at CAMH
Did you know that over 500,000 Canadians with mental illness have inadequate housing? That over 100,000 are homeless?
Every day thousands of people with mental illness sleep in shelters or on the streets. Some live in housing that is unsafe and in disrepair. Others are stuck in hospital because no housing matches their needs. Read more
By Dr. Donna Ferguson, Psychologist with the WSIB Psychological Trauma Program
It can be difficult when dealing with every day stressors. Things like work, home or car problems can be overwhelming and challenge us to find ways to cope or function each day. That’s why it is important to find healthy and adaptive strategies to help us cope more effectively and to deal with these day-to-day life stressors. But how do we do this? Read more