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News in Review - April 2019 Loneliness: The New Silent Killer

More people are lonely than ever before. Studies show that one in five Canadians identify as being lonely. Loneliness is more than a feeling of occasional solitude – it’s a prolonged feeling of perceived isolation. While long seen as being bad for mental health, loneliness is now recognized as being physically harmful too. It's being called the silent killer – ...
  • 2019
  • 00:19:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/09/2019

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The National Canada's mental health courts: How they work and why they exist

Canada has mental health courts that differ from normal courts, though much of the public is unaware they exist. CBC's senior investigative correspondent Diana Swain got a rare look inside proceedings at a Nova Scotia mental health court to find out how it operates and why they exist.
  • 2018
  • 00:09:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/03/2019

The National How changing language could help in the fight against opioids

If you had any doubt about whether Canada's opioid crisis was getting better or worse, the latest numbers tell a big part of that story: it's still out of control. More than 9,000 people died between January 2016 and June 2018. There's a lot of talk about how to turn things around, but there may be another side to it ...
  • 2018
  • 00:02:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/11/2019

CBC Books Canada Reads 2019: Lindsay Wong on The Woo-Woo

In this video Lindsay Wong discusses The Woo-Woo, her dark, witty and touching memoir that gives an honest account of the impact of mental illness on her family. The Vancouver-based writer delivers a raw and emotional look at whispered secrets, dysfunctional relationships — and how her grandmother, mother, aunt and even herself initially blamed the mythical "woo-woo," Chinese spirits that plague ...
  • 2019
  • 00:03:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/27/2019

News in Review - January 2019 Prince Harry: Moving Out of the Shadow of Diana

Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, is sixth in line to the British throne. He was recently voted the most popular British Royal, beating out his new wife, actress Meghan Markle, and his own grandmother, the Queen. Harry is the youngest son of his all-too-famous father, Prince Charles, who is next in line to the throne, and his beautiful mother ...
  • 2019
  • 00:14:24
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 01/30/2019

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The National New lens on life: using photography to heal from trauma

Suicide rates for Indigenous youth in Canada are up to seven times higher than for other young people. A remote community in northern Saskatchewan has been hit particularly hard in recent years, but now they're trying to change that, by discovering the healing power of photography.
  • 2019
  • 00:03:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/22/2019

The National After the bullet: Helping gun violence victims suffering in silence

The shooting death of a 22-year-old in north Toronto marks the city's 89th homicide this year, matching a grim record that has stood unbroken for nearly three decades. The city is now being forced to confront some ugly truths about the root cause of gun violence. This includes how it deals with the hundreds of survivors it sees every year, ...
  • 2018
  • 00:04:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/07/2019

The National Scientists concerned Alzheimer's research will fail

A series of failed drug trials have experts fearing they may be back to square one when it comes to treating the disease.
  • 2018
  • 00:06:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2018

The National Gaming disorder now a disease according to WHO

For a diagnosis to be made, the negative effects of too much gaming must continue for at least a year. However, the World Health Organization says only one to three per cent of gamers meet the criteria.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:50
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/12/2018

The National Recovery school designed to help teens struggling with addiction

A recovery school in Barrie, Ont., that was designed to help teens struggling with addiction was shut down, and now there are calls to create one in B.C.
  • 2018
  • 00:03:15
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/12/2018

News in Review - September 2018 Oh Cannabis: Canada Legalizes Pot

The government of Canada is legalizing the sale and use of recreational marijuana for people 19 years of age and up (18 in Alberta and Quebec) as of October 17, 2018. That makes Canada only the second country in the world to legalize pot. There will be strict regulations surrounding where the drug can be consumed, bought and grown. But ...
  • 2018
  • 00:16:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/10/2018

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CBC Short Docs Fourth Period Burnout

Three teens document how they’re overwhelmed by high expectations and pressure to succeed. High school students today have to balance heavy workloads at school with increasing pressure to succeed. Fourth Period Burnout pools the creative energies of three youth — Juliette (16), Daniel (18) and Theresa (15) — and their mentor, Madison Thomas, to create a short documentary about their ...
  • 2018
  • 00:14:57
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/13/2018

The National Mental health spotlighted by Toronto shooting

Experts are warning against drawing a direct link between mental illness and violence. They believe doing so can stigmatize others when using a broad brush approach on a matter that's much more complicated.
  • 2018
  • 00:04:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/03/2018

The National How Montreal police and the city's homeless are building a better relationship

It's part of an initiative started after a homeless man was killed by police last year. The goal is to ensure it never happens again.
  • 2018
  • 00:06:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/11/2018

CBC Docs POV Love, Hope & Autism

Based on home movies, Love, Hope & Autism is an extraordinarily intimate look inside a family as they deal with autism from birth to adulthood — and agonize over what happens next. The film exposes the powerful effects of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) on a family, from the strain on the marriage to the inevitable shift in family dynamics.
  • 2018
  • 00:45:01
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 07/04/2018

The National Crisis of suicide and violence leaves remote community begging for help

There's a crisis of violence and suicide in northern Canada, according to the remote community of Pangnirtung, which is now begging for help.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/03/2018

The National Service dogs won't get funding without a national standard

Service dogs in Canada won't get funding from the federal government without a national standard — and that's unlikely to happen anytime soon, after a group aiming to establish those guidelines was disbanded. Veterans Affairs is now taking over, but some people suffering from PTSD aren't optimistic.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/23/2018

CBC Docs POV After The Sirens

The latest reports show that one in four paramedics in Canada will develop PTSD in the course of their careers, and the suicide rates amongst paramedics are five times the national average. But despite increased public awareness around PTSD, there is still surprisingly little support for these civilian workers. While understanding and support of the disorder has improved over the ...
  • 2018
  • 00:45:01
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 04/17/2018

The National Canadian hospital takes action to prevent delirium

The Hamilton Health Sciences Centre is taking action to try and prevent delirium before the condition takes hold of the patient. It's being done using a program developed in the U.S. called the Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP). Each year in Canada 200,000 people who go to hospital may experience delirium, a serious disturbance in mental ability that can leave ...
  • 2018
  • 00:06:37
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 04/13/2018

CBC Docs POV The Caregivers' Club

Relatives of dementia victims call themselves members of "the club no one wants to join." The Caregivers' Club follows three families on a devastating but ultimately inspiring journey thousands of families will be forced to take as Canada ages. Their stories go far beyond the practical problems of navigating the healthcare system, and into the psychological challenges of coping with the deterioration ...
  • 2018
  • 00:44:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/16/2018

News in Review - December 2017 Mind, Body and Spirit: Exploring Healthy Options

The Canadian government considers this country to be in a health crisis. Obesity, diabetes, cancer and mental health issues are on the rise and taking a toll on the country’s health services. But we can all take steps now to live a healthier and longer life. The CBC’s health reporter Christine Birak takes us through just a few of the ...
  • 2017
  • 00:12:20
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/20/2017

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News in Review - December 2017 Disability in Demand: Hiring People with Autism

Those with autism have not always been considered good candidates for the workforce. But that’s changing now. Employers are realizing that the unique qualities of an autistic mind can make for an employee who excels in certain thinking patterns. And that means a largely unemployable portion of the population is suddenly in demand. That’s not an accident. One firm in ...
  • 2017
  • 00:14:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/20/2017

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News in Review - December 2017 Crisis on Campus: Mental Health Demands Surge

There’s an increasing demand for mental health services on college and university campuses across Canada. That’s because the latest statistics show that one in five post-secondary students suffers from some kind of mental health issue. It can range from feeling overwhelmed to depression and suicidal thoughts. The number of students seeking counselling is multiplying so fast, colleges and universities are ...
  • 2017
  • 00:12:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/20/2017

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News in Review - December 2017 The Forgotten Soldier: Helping Veterans with PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be better understood these days, but those who have it often still suffer alone. Jim Lowther served in the Canadian Army, but when he left the service he found his nightmares still dogged him. His search for help brought him to others who were also suffering. So Lowther launched VETS Canada – a network of ...
  • 2017
  • 00:12:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/20/2017

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The Fifth Estate Cross Lake: "This Is Where I Live"

Last winter, five young people killed themselves in the northern Indigenous community of Cross Lake, Manitoba. In the weeks that followed 140 more attempted suicide. Cross Lake declared a state of emergency. The Fifth Estate went to Cross Lake to find out why and spent nine months there, talking to people, filming – and giving young people their own cameras to tell ...
  • 2017
  • 00:59:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/26/2017