Hidden City The Disabled City

One way to get a different perspective on any city is to see it through the eyes of people who have disabilities. What's it like to get around if you need a wheelchair, if you're blind, or if you suffer from mental illness? What kind of help is available, from sidewalk ramps and "singing traffic signals" to clinics and support ...
  • 2007
  • 00:30:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/08/2014

The Nature of Things The Downside of High

Teenagers who start smoking marijuana before the age of 16 are four times more likely to become schizophrenic. That's the startling conclusion of some of the world's top schizophrenia experts, whose research is featured in this documentary. Groundbreaking work on the connection between marijuana and mental illness also reveals that, for all young adults, smoking marijuana nearly doubles the risk ...
  • 2010
  • 00:43:43
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - December 2017 The Forgotten Soldier: Helping Veterans with PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be better understood these days, but those who have it often still suffer alone. Jim Lowther served in the Canadian Army, but when he left the service he found his nightmares still dogged him. His search for help brought him to others who were also suffering. So Lowther launched VETS Canada – a network of ...
  • 2017
  • 00:12:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/20/2017

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News in Review - February 2008 The Hidden Wounds of War

Many Canadian soldiers have been killed and wounded in Afghanistan. Now some "healthy" soldiers are returning home to discover they too have been wounded, but didn’t even know it. In this News in Review story we’ll examine the devastating psychological impact of war on soldiers. We’ll also take a very personal look at the struggle of a Canadian soldier who ...
  • 2008
  • 00:14:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2008

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News in Review - October 2013 The Killing of Sammy Yatim

Another police shooting in Toronto this past summer left 18-year-old Sammy Yatim dead on a city streetcar. His death became the rallying cry for people who say the police are too heavy handed.  The incident raises questions about how police forces deal with violent aggressors and whether or not more training is required to teach them how to deal with ...
  • 2013
  • 00:17:07
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 10/15/2013

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The Fifth Estate The Man Who Hears Voices

The federal government has made it a priority: to toughen laws that allow people who commit violent acts — even murder — to be found "not criminally responsible" due to mental illness. That’s what happened to Jeffrey Arenberg, who was deemed NCR after he killed a popular Ottawa sportscaster in 1995 in what he says was an attempt to stop ...
  • 2014
  • 00:43:33
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 05/12/2014

The Nature of Things The Sleep Famine

The Sleep Famine looks at a problem affecting nearly one third of the population – we are not getting enough rest. An alarming number of accidents and well known catastrophes have been attributed to lack of sleep – the Chernobyl nuclear accident, the Challenger disaster and the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Nowhere is sleep studied more rigorously than at NASA. ...
  • 2000
  • 00:52:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Under Pressure: Grads Face the Future

This special report from The National presents a snapshot of the pressures high school students face upon graduation. As they move into the great unknown of the outside world, they worry about their marks measuring up, paying for post-secondary education and being on their own. The first half of the report zeroes in on the difficult and grown-up choices three ...
  • 2011
  • 00:18:27
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Refer-O-scope Voices (with English subtitles)

Sébastien hears voices that disrupt his workday.
  • 2013
  • 00:02:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/09/2015

The National Warriors Against Violence

Half of aboriginal men who abuse women were themselves abused. The National's Duncan McCue looks at a group that is helping men change abusive behaviour. The talking circle is the heart of Warriors Against Violence, a prevention program founded on the belief that the best way to end family violence in aboriginal communities is to help men heal.
  • 2015
  • 00:17:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/17/2015