Canada’s elite athletes at greater risk for mental disorders, study finds

As the importance of mental health continues to make headlines at the Tokyo Olympics, a new study, one of the first of its kind in Canada, has revealed 41 per … Read More

Reopening post-pandemic could trigger Canadians battling addiction, experts warn

For 46-year-old Mark White, the COVID-19 pandemic, he said, created the perfect conditions for his addiction to thrive. “I started to really self isolate in my garage and the using … Read More

Canada is seeing a mental health ‘crisis’ but more are willing to discuss it: poll

The number of Canadians experiencing mental health issues continues to rise across the country amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a new Ipsos poll suggests, with half of those surveyed being deemed … Read More

‘Nightmares and flashbacks’: Experts say COVID-19 patients are experiencing PTSD

Last December, 23-year-old Hannah Lohnes began having recurring nightmares of contracting COVID-19 and passing it on to her family. It had been a month since the Surrey, B.C. resident was … Read More

The story of Lexi Daken and a New Brunswick mother’s fight to fix a ‘completely failing’ system

Warning: This story contains content that may be disturbing to some readers. Discretion is advised. After her teenage daughter died by suicide, a New Brunswick mom is embracing support received … Read More

Shortage of last-resort antidepressant creating ‘scary situation’ for patients: pharmacists

The ongoing shortage of an antidepressant drug that is often used by Canadian patients as a last-resort treatment has some patients and providers very worried. “Any time you’re talking about … Read More

Exercise may be the cure for ‘Blue Monday,’ experts say

This workweek will kick off with what’s fabled to be the most depressing day of the year, during one of the darkest eras in recent history. Experts say Blue Monday … Read More

Magic mushrooms grew in man’s blood after he injected them as a tea

A U.S. man was hospitalized with organ failure after he injected himself with a tea made from psychedelic mushrooms, which later started growing in his veins. The unusual and dangerous … Read More

N.S. social workers call for systemic overhaul of the mental health and addiction services system

A new report released by the Nova Scotia College of Social Workers finds that social workers are largely dissatisfied with the current approach to mental health and addictions in the … Read More

Albertans report greatest increase of stress as Canadians’ mental health plummets

Canadians’ mental health continued to decline in November for the eighth consecutive month, according to the results of a Morneau Shepell survey. Read more: ‘A pandemic of its own’: How … Read More

Anxiety and depression due to COVID-19 highest in Nova Scotia: survey

Nova Scotians are most likely to experience high levels of anxiety and depression since the COVID-19 pandemic began country-wide, according to a report released Friday by Mental Health Research Canada. … Read More

New CAMH campaign aims to change Canadian suicide statistics

It’s the most severe outcome of mental illness and for most of us, it’s not easy to talk about suicide. In Canada, 11 people die by suicide every day. That’s … Read More

‘Canada’s first psychedelic-enhanced psychotherapy centre’ changing how we treat depression

Field Trip’s timing was admittedly terrible. What’s been billed as the “first psychedelic-enhanced psychotherapy centre in Canada” opened the week before most of the country went into COVID-19 isolation.  So … Read More