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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
  • 00:44:10
  • 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

Marketplace Superweed: What’s really in today’s marijuana?

As Canada prepares to legalize marijuana, the Marketplace team takes a closer look at today's weed. They test what's being sold right now, and find out that what's missing should alarm you. They also head to Colorado, where weed is legal, and hook up volunteers to EEG machines to find out what happens to your brain on drugs.
  • 2016
  • 00:22:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/18/2017

Firsthand Lost on Arrival: Me, the Mounties & PTSD

The lifetime prevalence of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in war journalists is 28.6% — 3.5 times the general population. In 2014, longtime CBC journalist Curt Petrovich was diagnosed with PTSD. This insightful film captures his courageous efforts to rebuild himself from the inside out. From running marathons to experimental MDMA treatments, Curt tries anything to stop the traumatic images ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/11/2017

CBC Short Docs Numbers Guy

Showman, scholar, savant... cashier? Meet David Teitel, a man who knows more about numbers than you could ever imagine. He's worked as a cashier at health food stores since the mid-1980s. He enjoys sharing history facts, baseball statistics and arithmetic with customers — he’s famous for his numbers knowledge. After dropping out of school and struggling with mental illness, David ...
  • 2017
  • 00:21:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/16/2017

Keeping Canada Safe Keeping Canada Safe, Episode 5

A police task force in Quebec City undertakes the suspenseful, chilling arrest of a suspected child pornographer. Canadian Forces fighter jet pilots in Cold Lake engage in a thrilling mid-air dogfight to test their response in the event of enemy attack. A Commercial Vehicle Inspection Officer engages in high-speed pursuit of a truck on an Alberta highway — and finds ...
  • 2017
  • 00:21:57
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/06/2017

The National Jurors and PTSD (Part 2 of 2)

Jury duty is a civic duty. But some jurors say they've been traumatized by disturbing evidence, and their condition is largely ignored by the courts. Part 2 of 2.
  • 2017
  • 00:04:47
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/01/2017

The National Jurors and PTSD (Part 1 of 2)

Jury duty is a civic duty. But some jurors say they've been traumatized by disturbing evidence, and their condition is largely ignored by the courts. Part 1 of 2.
  • 2017
  • 00:13:07
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/01/2017

We Are Canada We Are Canada, Episode 5

A rock musician uses music to battle youth suicide and inspire hope; a millennial is making democracy cool; and an ingenious program that inspires troubled teens to stay in school. In this episode: Robb Nash, Caro Loutfi and Gabriel Lopez.
  • 2017
  • 00:44:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/24/2017

The Nature of Things PTSD: Beyond Trauma

The image of the tormented veteran unable to transition from war zone to home front is well-known. But the focus on the military’s struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) obscures a simple reality: PTSD hits more civilians than soldiers, and more women than men. But when so many people experience sudden loss, near-death, violence and abuse, why are only some ...
  • 2017
  • 00:43:44
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/27/2017

Firsthand Being Greene

This Firsthand documentary takes an intimate look at one family's struggle to break free from the clutches of mental illness. The Greenes are a fun-loving family of performers. Dave Greene, the father, is an Elvis Tribute Artist. The mom, Roxie, is a writer. Quinn, the eldest son, is an actor, and his little brother Kane is a beat-boxer. But underneath, they have ...
  • 2016
  • 00:44:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/07/2016

CBC News Suicide Crisis in Attawapiskat

Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day and psychiatrist Cornelia Wieman from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) discuss the crisis in Attawapiskat and possible solutions. This comes after what Chief Day calls the "boiling up of colonialism like never before" — that is, after 11 people attempted suicide in one night and the community declared a state of emergency.
  • 2016
  • 00:08:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/05/2016

The National Stand-Up Comic Mines Asperger's Syndrome for Laughs

Michael McCreary is a 20-year-old comedian with Asperger's who finds solace as a stand-up comic.
  • 2016
  • 00:08:51
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/21/2016

News in Review - October 2016 The Cross Lake Experiment: Reaching Indigenous Kids​

Suicide rates among Indigenous youth in Canada, who are five to six times more likely to take their own lives than non-Indigenous teens, are reaching epidemic proportions. The CBC’s Nick Purdon follows cultural awareness teacher Kerry Muswagon on a goose hunt with students from Mikisew school in Cross Lake, Manitoba. He believes if he teaches the students about their culture, ...
  • 2016
  • 00:15:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/19/2016

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My Brilliant Brain Make Me a Genius

Can you turn an ordinary child into a prodigy? For Susan Polgar, this hypothetical becomes reality as she is transformed into the world’s first female chess grand master. Susan was not born with her brilliant brain; it was created by a unique educational experience that dominated her childhood. With no history of brilliant chess players in her family, Susan spent ...
  • 2007
  • 00:50:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/02/2016

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My Brilliant Brain Accidental Genius

George Widener patiently writes down the dates for every Monday in the next 500 years – all 26,000 of them. An autistic savant, George possesses an ‘island of genius’ that enables him to do things an ordinary person would find impossible. To help unlock this enigma, George volunteers to undergo a brain scan – something most savants are too disabled ...
  • 2007
  • 00:47:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/27/2016

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The National Finding Normal

It started with a diagnosis of attention deficit disorder, but for Jay, it was just the beginning of a long and painful journey. He wound up in the care of Durham Children's Aid Society and on an increasing amount of medication. Jay was eventually removed from the system by his grandparents, but they demanded to know why, at such a ...
  • 2006
  • 00:24:39
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/12/2016

News in Review - March 2016 ​Forcillo Verdict: Police Accountability and the Use of Lethal Force

The case would change the way Toronto police respond to incidents where suspects show disturbing behaviour. On a July night in 2013, 18-year-old Sammy Yatim boarded a streetcar and began acting irrationally, exposing himself and threatening passengers with a knife. Constable James Forcillo arrived at the scene and within minutes fired his weapon nine times – killing Yatim. Following an ...
  • 2016
  • 00:16:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/17/2016

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Firsthand Hold Your Fire

The average frontline police officer in North America faces more interactions with people experiencing a mental health crisis than ever before. As the number of interactions skyrockets, police services struggle to deal with an ever-growing population of emotionally disturbed individuals who often lack adequate social supports. Hold Your Fire explores the reasons why officers who signed on to serve and protect somehow ...
  • 2015
  • 00:44:16
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/18/2016