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

Refer-O-scope Resolution (with English subtitles)

Are you worried about the strange behaviour of your friend, brother, sister or even a classmate? The refer-O-scope questionnaire can put you on the right track to taking action and playing a vital role in preventing psychosis. You can play a decisive role and make a real difference! To get started, visit
  • 2013
  • 00:00:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/09/2015

As It Happens Sammy Yatim: Report on Use of Lethal Force

In the wake of the tragic shooting of 18-year-old Sammy Yatim by Toronto police, the force's chief, Bill Blair, commissioned an independent review into how the police handle encounters with mentally distressed people. As It Happens speaks with former Supreme Court of Canada Justice Frank Iacobucci on the report he authoured and his investigation into the use of lethal force by Toronto ...
  • 2014
  • 00:07:02
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 08/08/2014

The Nature of Things Secret Fears: Overcoming Phobias

The world is a beautiful and frightening place. Yet for some, fears are not of war or famine, but of the battle inside their own minds; the struggle between rational and irrational thought, and the terror that strikes when the irrational voices win. The Nature of Things hears firsthand from patients who are fighting to rule their fears, rather than ...
  • 1998
  • 00:47:01
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 12/18/2013

The National Service dogs won't get funding without a national standard New

Service dogs in Canada won't get funding from the federal government without a national standard — and that's unlikely to happen anytime soon, after a group aiming to establish those guidelines was disbanded. Veterans Affairs is now taking over, but some people suffering from PTSD aren't optimistic.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/23/2018