Monthly Archives: May 2012

Waiting list for mental-health services is a major problem facing patients


Toronto Star Article Chantaie Allick Staff Reporter   Waiting list for mental-health services is a major problem facing patients Austin Williamson, 15, has attended 20 schools and been on waiting lists for counselling services most of his life. It is … Continue reading

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Mental Health: The road to diagnosis is filled with twists and turns


If you hear voices you are not alone. I do too. Research shows as many as 10 to 15% of us do:  that’s about a billion people – it’s more common than left-handedness and more common than living in North … Continue reading

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The brain is the ‘most complex thing in the universe’ – Robin Murray


Article and radio interview with Prof Robin Murray on BBC Radio Scotland This is a piece more about Dr Murray and his career, his endless curiosity and his charm than it is about the lives of the people he studies – … Continue reading

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Mental health: How three people are falling through the cracks


Article, start of a series in Toronto Star Mon 28th May 2012 Article about the failing mental health “system” in Canada, about the newly published Canadian strategy for mental health:  illustrated and made real by the stories of three people who … Continue reading

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The Doctor Who Hears Voices – Rufus May [subtitulado]


Full version of this remarkable movie now on YouTube – with subtitles in Spanish. Related articles Rufus May (madinamerica.com) the life scientific – Robin Murray (recoverynetwork:Toronto) Brain Gym – Rufus May  (recoverynetwork:Toronto) The Doctor Who Hears Voices – Rufus May … Continue reading

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Innocence Stolen – Corin Lynch


From Australia, A video-poem by Corin Lynch telling of how he had lived for nearly fifty years feeling the shame, disgust and blame of what happened to him since his innocence was stolen from him when he was about eight or nine. … Continue reading

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dragging healthcare into the 21st century – André Picard


Andre Picard article based on his talk at the Conference Board of Canada on  necessary changes for healthcare in Canada. Canadians boasting of a better system than US are aiming too low – every other developed country has universal health care systems … Continue reading

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The brain that changes itself – interview


Interview with Allan Greg on TVO with Dr Norman Doidge about the book Gregg: “For a long time we believed thatthe human brain was fixed -hard wired. However scientists now realise that far from being fixwd, the brain has remarkable … Continue reading

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The Maniac in Me – Daniel Smith


great piece from NY Times Magazine By Damiel Smith April 2012 The Maniac in Me Photo illustration by Clang By DANIEL SMITH Published: April 20, 2012    26 Comments My brother Scott and I talk about anxiety the way some brothers talk … Continue reading

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