Monthly Archives: November 2011

Red, Green and Blue


Message from Laughing Like Crazy… Dear Comedy Lovers and Mental Health Aficionados, As a special holiday treat we have a comedy show on Monday December 19th 2011!  If you’ve missed some of our past showcases this is a great chance … Continue reading

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trying our patients


So, what is  wrong with our “mental  health system”? Maybe its not just in mental health – maybe our whole approach to healthcare is making us sick – or at best not helping us get well and stay well…. Can a system designed … Continue reading

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Rob The Salesman


My Friend Rob tells great stories, here’s one … Rob worked as young man in a general store in a small town, looking after the white goods department. He loves people, people love him so he spent time talking, asking … Continue reading

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CBT – the new magic pill ?


There’s a growing body of evidence that many people find CBT helpful for unpicking complex emotional knots and retraining their own habits of thinking. There are also a growing number of folks touting CBT as the new cure all for mental … Continue reading

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Why one in four women is on psych meds


read it at… http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011/nov/21/one-in-four-women-psych-meds

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Art & Craft Show & Sale


North York General Hospital’s Mental Health Program & Participants’ Council Present 6th Annual Art & Craft Show & Sale Celebrating the resilience, passion and creative spirit of people living with and recovering from mental illness &/or addiction. Please Join Us … Continue reading

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David Webb – Talking about Suicidal Feelings


Changing the way we think about the urge to die David Webb is opening up a different conversation worldwide about suicide and what it means to individuals, and our understanding of ourselves that sometimes some of us have the urge to … Continue reading

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Mad Market Holiday Sale


Mad Market Holiday Sale! Saturday, December 10, 2011 11am – 4pm The Raging Spoon Café 761 Queen St. West (at Euclid, 3 blocks west of Bathurst St.) wheelchaie accessible. Support Independent Crafters and Artists!  Support Mad Pride 2012! In Keeping … Continue reading

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Brene Brown: the power of vulnerability


learned a lot the last two years from Garr Reynolds’  books and his blog about design,  communicating and about simplyfing.  Perhaps  the most valuable of what I learned came from following a link on his blog and discovering this talk by  Brene Brown at TEDx Huston. Reynolds … Continue reading

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A Full Life – Paddy McGowan


Had the great pleasure of meeting Paddy McGowan at the INTAR conference in Toronto a few days ago. Paddy spoke at the Psychosium and also co presented on Trialogue  with  Michaela Amering and Liam MacGabhann  . Paddy has a way with … Continue reading

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