The industry's more realistic approach to such conditions is on abundant display this summer. At least half a dozen recent releases reflect nuanced characters, both real and fictional, facing mental illness.
Contrary to public perception and horrific cases that make headlines, serious mental problems are declining among the nation's youth, and there has been a big rise in how many are getting help, a new study finds.
Police in Hamilton, Ont., have implemented a new approach to dealing with people with mental health issues, after a successful 15-month pilot program saw apprehensions under the Mental Health Act fall nearly 50 per cent.
Having one child with a mental health issue such as autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder can be challenging enough, but imagine having four affected children -- all with slightly different diagnoses.
In the first study of its kind, Canadian researchers are investigating whether probiotics, the good stomach bacteria that aid digestion, regulate the immune system and reduce inflammation, may in fact be a treatment for those with bipolar disorder.
Trevor Mills is starting a conversation about mental health right in the classroom. A high school teacher at Kitsilano Secondary in Vancouver, Mills uses rap to get students to open up about the stigma of mental illness.