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

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

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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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

Enquête Cyber Manhunt

Eighteen months after Chinese student Lin Jun was brutally killed and dismembered, a group of Internet users was attempting to track down Luka Rocco Magnotta, whom they also linked to videos on the web showing kittens being slowly suffocated in agony. In this documentary, we meet these passionate trackers and witness a re-enactment of their Magnotta investigation. See how they carefully ...
  • 2012
  • 00:38:50
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/24/2013

The National Desperate Acts: Suicide and the Elderly

We meet three people who have decided to break the silence and share their stories, speaking out about the despair that led them to try to end their lives. Seniors feeling frail, isolated and depressed are the most likely to turn to suicide. How can families, the medical community and society help those at risk?
  • 2000
  • 00:23:38
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

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

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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Refer-O-scope Disorganization (with English subtitles)

Incapable of managing his household chores, Sbastien’s apartment is a mess.
  • 2013
  • 00:02:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/09/2015