Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Persons who are suicidal are public safety threats?

This two minute video says that there is enough stigma about mental health problems, without adding additional fear to asking for help.
http://globalnews.ca/video/embed/1270859/

what do you think?

Thursday, April 10, 2014

In our news....

http://toronto.ctvnews.ca/stabbing-suspect-was-about-to-be-fired-when-he-attacked-co-workers-police-1.1767944

Evidence says that persons with mental health problems are 2-4 times more at risk of being abused and no more violent than your neighbour. Do you think that mental health training might have alerted his coworkers/employers in advance that a problem was developing prior to this unfortunate stabbing at work?

Monday, April 7, 2014

Who's taking care of our children?

Making the news today, a northern Ontario researcher tells us that children as young as 3 years old can have a poor body image.   This may come from modelling parents and family, television, advertising.... This view can stay with them for life, resulting in many problems such as depression. 

http://www.cbc.ca/morningnorth/past-episodes/2014/04/07/children-and-body-image/

Are we paying enough attention to our kids?  Advertisers certainly are, encouraging young children to want processed cereals by having cartoon characters "angled" on the box to make eye contact with them.

http://www.cbc.ca/morningnorth/past-episodes/2014/04/07/children-and-body-image/

Now isn't that depressing?