The National Brain Gains: Better Grades Through Fitness

The National visits an inner city high school in Saskatoon, SK, where one teacher went out on a limb to test the theory that vigorous daily exercise improves academic performance. The Grade 8 and Grade 9 students in teacher Allison Cameron's classes contend with a wide range of behavioural problems: almost half are diagnosed with ADHD and many work at ...
  • 2009
  • 00:15:43
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Marketplace Brain Training: Mind Games Classroom Favourites

Can you train your brain to be better? In a powerful journey into the world of memory, Marketplace host Tom Harrington explores the fears of many Canadians, and his own, when it comes to memory loss. Having lost his parents and father-in-law to Alzheimer’s, Tom puts himself, and an industry, to the test. From popular brain training games to new technology that ...
  • 2015
  • 00:43:32
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/02/2015

The Fifth Estate Broken Heroes

Every Remembrance Day, we honour the sacrifices made by those who were killed or physically injured serving their country in wartime. But, what of those with the crippling but invisible wounds of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? In this Fifth Estate documentary, Gillian Findlay introduces us to three Canadian soldiers who served in Afghanistan. Jeff, Matt and Dave all speak candidly ...
  • 2009
  • 00:42:11
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Fifth Estate Bus 1170: A Greyhound Nightmare

A seemingly random decision, to take the Greyhound from B.C. to Winnipeg rather than a friend’s offer of a plane ticket, would cost 22-year-old Tim McLean his life and profoundly change the lives of those who witnessed his murder. On Greyhound 1170, Vincent Li, a diagnosed schizophrenic on his own randomly chosen bus journey, sat beside McLean and then, obeying ...
  • 2009
  • 00:41:12
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 03/26/2014

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

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 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

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 Nature of Things Changing Your Mind

This program is a fascinating follow-up to the recent bestselling documentary, The Brain that Changes Itself. Once again, Toronto psychiatrist and researcher Dr. Norman Doidge showcases some very compelling neurological cases to illustrate how the changing brain plays an important role in treating mental diseases and disorders. This time he explores the latest research that offers hope to those suffering ...
  • 2010
  • 00:44:21
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - November 2011 Coping with the Stress of Graduation

Going to school for the first time can be a nervous time for many students, but so can graduating. There are academic pressures, and financial ones, and sometimes they can be unbearable. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the class of 2011 in one Canadian school and at a new program designed to help students cope with ...
  • 2011
  • 00:15:40
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2011

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