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What Does the Research Say on Cannabis and Mental Illness?

Cannabis.  It's a plant that's well known for getting people high, but it's also become increasingly accepted for medicinal purposes, particularly for pain and nausea.  But what do we know about the interaction between cannabis and mental illness? There's been a clearly established link between cannabis use and triggering the onset of psychotic illness in … Continue reading What Does the Research Say on Cannabis and Mental Illness?

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book cover: Hello I Want to Die Please Fix Me by Anna Mehler Paperny

Book Review: Hello I Want to Die Please Fix Me

Hello I Want to Die Please Fix Me: Depression in the First Person is written by journalist Anna Mehler Paperny, and is both a story of her own personal experiences of suicidality and an in-depth journalistic exploration of depression and suicide. The author has done her research well.  The book contains information gleaned from interviews with … Continue reading Book Review: Hello I Want to Die Please Fix Me

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Mental Illness and Employment Discrimination

Employers aren't supposed to discriminate against people with mental illness.  In fact, it's often against the law.  Yet it happens, so what do we do about it when it does? In Canada, provincial human rights legislation requires equal rights and opportunities for people with disabilities and other disadvantaged groups.  People with mental and physical disabilities … Continue reading Mental Illness and Employment Discrimination

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