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

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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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

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

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

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

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 - April 2007 Fashion and the Dangerously Thin

Obesity is a major problem in Canada. But while shedding a few pounds can sometimes be a healthy choice, being too thin can be bad for you. Doctors have been noticing an increase in eating disorders, and some of them blame the fashion industry. In this News in Review story we’ll look at how the industry has been accused of sending out ...
  • 2007
  • 00:12:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2007

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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