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The Nature of Things Kids vs. Screens

Babies can scroll before they can crawl. Many kids can’t read a map, but they can navigate an iPad. But how are screens affecting children's development, learning abilities and mental health?
  • 2020
  • 00:44:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/13/2021

The Truth About... The Truth About Improving Your Mental Health

Clinical psychologist Professor Tanya Byron teams up with former England footballer Alex Scott, who has suffered from depression, to discover how the latest science can help us gain greater control over our state of mind and improve our mental health and wellbeing. Even in normal times, one in four of us will experience mental health difficulties, but living through a ...
  • 2020
  • 00:50:26
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 03/29/2021

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BBC Documentaries Inside My Mind

Anxiety, a small bout of depression or an obsessional thought – all of us can have these feelings at some time, but what if these persist and take over our life? In the UK, one in four people will suffer from some form of mental health problem every year. What causes it differs for every one of us: our genes, ...
  • 2013
  • 00:51:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/25/2021

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When I Worry About Things Being a bully: Ariana's story

This clip uses the real first-person testimony from Ariana, a young Albanian girl whose family valued boys higher than girls, to create an intimate and direct tone. The open and honest narration will help students develop a sense of empathy with her and recognize the parallels with their own lives. In the film, Ariana relates how her family background led ...
  • 2016
  • 00:04:29
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 03/24/2021

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Li'l Doc Depression

Li'l Doc and Geeko explain how an imbalance in the brain can sometimes let fatigue and sadness get the upper hand.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:31
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/14/2020

Good People with Mark Sakamoto Veterans

Host Mark Sakamoto takes a hard look at Canada's treatment of military veterans, and looks to a small entrepreneur program for inspiration.
  • 2019
  • 00:22:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/23/2020

News in Review - February 2020 Street Life: Canada's Homeless Crisis

You see them on the streets, under bridges and in doorways, but mostly we turn a blind eye to Canada’s homeless population. It’s a growing problem, especially in larger cities, and it’s becoming a crisis that our welfare system can’t keep up with. Shelters are full and the homeless end up trying to salvage an existence on the street. But ...
  • 2020
  • 00:16:45
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/28/2020

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Absolutely Canadian Digging in the Dirt

Digging in the Dirt is a documentary that tells story of oilpatch workers' mental health experiences. A combination of isolation, instability in the market, long hours and a "very hyper-masculine environment" can contribute to mental health issues, and even higher suicide rates, among oilpatch workers.
  • 2019
  • 00:44:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/25/2020

The National Canadians' mental health improving as pandemic continues

A new survey on mental health and the COVID-19 pandemic suggests severe anxiety levels are starting to drop, but Canadians are still struggling with stress and uncertainty as the pandemic continues.
  • 2020
  • 00:02:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/03/2020

The National Questions raised about police handling of mental health calls

Recent deaths of people who called police for mental health support are raising questions about how police handle people in mental distress, especially within the Black community.
  • 2020
  • 00:02:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/12/2020

CBC News The mental impact of COVID-19 and how to cope

Feeling overwhelmed, anxious or stressed by the coronavirus pandemic? Here are some things to consider and guidelines for how to cope.
  • 2020
  • 00:05:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/01/2020

CBC Kids News Regina boy makes movie about fighting depression

Roman Fehr thought the short film he made about depression would be a school project that he submitted and quickly forgot about. Instead, it seems to have struck a chord. The 90-second animated video, called Overcoming the Darkness, is about a person who gets the help he needs to fight off depression. In the two weeks since the 13-year-old from Regina ...
  • 2019
  • 00:03:20
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 03/23/2020

Louis Theroux Talking to Anorexia

Anorexia, the pathological fear of eating and gaining weight, is now the most deadly mental illness in the UK, affecting around one in every 250 women at some point in their lives. In recent years, the number of people being admitted to hospital because of their condition has risen dramatically, but with many struggling to make a full recovery, being ...
  • 2017
  • 00:59:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/04/2020

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Louis Theroux Mothers on the Edge

Louis Theroux returns to the UK to spend time in specialist psychiatric units which treat mothers experiencing serious mental illness while allowing them to live alongside their babies. Immersing himself on the wards, he meets women who have been admitted with a range of serious conditions – including depression, anxiety and psychosis – often triggered by birth or the strains ...
  • 2019
  • 00:59:09
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 03/04/2020

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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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