News in Review - December 2017 Mind, Body and Spirit: Exploring Healthy Options New

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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CBC | Radio-Canada Documentary My Mother, My Abuser

Since the beginning of time, the mother has always been the person children turn to for comfort and compassion. With this program, we cautiously lift the veil on sexual abuse by women, most often the mother. We chose to break this taboo to shed some light on what is obviously a behaviour as hard to understand as it is to name. Incestuous ...
  • 2005
  • 00:41:05
  • 18+
  • Added on: 09/27/2013

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

Refer-O-scope Odd Behaviour (with English subtitles)

Disconnected from reality, Sbastien’s behaviour becomes increasingly odd.
  • 2013
  • 00:02:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/09/2015

The Fifth Estate Out of Control

Ashley Smith was a troubled 19-year-old when she choked herself to death at Ontario's Grand Valley Institution for Women. Her death made national headlines and led to a scathing report by Canada’s federal prison ombudsman. Incarceration for Ashley began at a youth detention centre in New Brunswick. Her crime: she had tossed crabapples at a mailman. Her one-month sentence stretched ...
  • 2010
  • 00:42:46
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

CBC Radio One Saskatchewan Over-Diagnosing Depression

It debilitates, discourages and makes you feel downright sad, but in an interview with The Morning Edition in Saskatchewan, medical historian Edward Shorter says we need to re-think the way we diagnose depression.
  • 2013
  • 00:08:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/19/2013

Refer-O-scope Persecution (with English subtitles)

Sébastian believes his stomach pain is a result of an orchestrated attack by his ex-girlfriend.
  • 2013
  • 00:02:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/09/2015

Documentary Pinel: A glimpse into the suffering of mental illness

Pinel tells the story of three men afflicted with mental illness who committed a violent crime while experiencing psychosis. They were found not criminally responsible by reason of mental disorder and hospitalized at Pinel, a maximum-security institution specializing in the treatment of violent behavior linked to mental illness. The documentary highlights the three mental patients’ struggle to overcome their illness and ...
  • 2012
  • 00:52:00
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 10/31/2013

The National Positively Autistic

Is autism a disorder or just a neurological difference? Psychiatrists consider it a mental disorder, but since the early '90s, an autistic rights movement has sprung up, challenging the official view of autism and working to change how the world sees autism. In this special feature, we meet some of the people at the forefront of this movement, and find ...
  • 2008
  • 00:20:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

CBC News: Disclosure Post Partum Depression

Statistics say that two out of every thousand new mothers suffer from post partum depression, a condition that can lead to debilitating depression and sometimes violence. This candid documentary presents the real experiences of four women. At first elated about having a baby and being a mother, the women found that they could not function or feel love for their ...
  • 2002
  • 00:12:23
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013