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 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

The National Psychopathic Mind

A psychopath could be your boss, spouse, maybe even your child. An estimated three million psychopaths – one person in 100 – are walking the streets of North America. They can easily infiltrate an organization, using people for their own ends. Who are psychopaths and how are they classified? This program answers these questions as it takes the viewer through ...
  • 1996
  • 00:26:34
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

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

As It Happens RCMP First Responder Suicide

Ken Barker was a retired RCMP officer who had suffered with PTSD for many years. A week ago, Mr. Barker, who was a police dog handler, killed himself at his home in Winnipeg. Thirteen first responders in Canada have taken their own lives in the past 10 weeks. And Mr. Barker's wife, Shari, says it's time for first responders to ...
  • 2014
  • 00:08:04
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 08/08/2014

The National Reaching Out: Sandy Bay, SK

It’s been a difficult year for the community of Sandy Bay. Several young people in this northern aboriginal community have killed themselves or attempted suicide. These tragedies, however, are serving as a wake up call. The suicides have forced the entire community to search for solutions to the problems ripping apart Sandy Bay. The program explores how residents are facing ...
  • 2007
  • 00:15:39
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013