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Firefighters kick off Movember to promote men’s health

Firefighters from Toronto and Brampton, 45 km to the northwest, drove their decorated trucks to a Toronto fire station to kick off month-long activities in support of men’s health. This event on November 2, 2020 began the 14th annual Movember »

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UNICEF report: Canadian children not doing so well

It may seem to many around the world that children in Canada have a great life. It seems however that the children and youth themselves have a different view. A new study by UNICEF Canada found a high percentage of »


Volunteers bring running water to Indigenous homes

A lack of clean, running water has been linked to the high rate of suicide among Indigenous youth in Canada. Access to water is an on-going problem on many of the reserves where Indigenous people live. The Canadian government has »


Miraculous survival: swept over Niagara Falls

In Niagara Falls, Ontario, the Horsehoe Falls has long been an attraction for daredevils who have challenged the massive waterfall. In a variety of stunts in specially built protective barrels and other contraptions, men and women have pushed off into »

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Men: working themselves to death (interview)

Stress, lifestyle unhealthy results It’s a fact. Men, on average, die sooner than women and its often  because they’re working themselves to death. The Japanese have a word for it, karoshi. Along with increased stress levels, come a number of »

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New program to address police ‘mental health crisis’

The province of Ontario will invest in a comprehensive mental health program for its police officers after 13 suicides occurred, nine of them last year. The program will be available to all active and retired members of the Ontario Provincial »

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Cannabis: the young developing mind and later depression and suicidal tendencies

A new study finds an apparent association between consuming cannabis when young and a later incidence of depression and suicidal tendencies in young adults. Lead author of the study is Dr Gabriella Gobbi (PhD, M.D.). She is a professor of »


Major trauma linked to higher risk of mental illness, suicide

People who are seriously injured are at greater risk of being hospitalized for a mental health disorder or of dying by suicide within the following five years, according to a new study. The research involved over 19,000 people who were »

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Doctors suffer burnout, depression, suicidal thoughts: survey

While the majority of Canada’s physicians report having good mental health, a significant number say they have feelings of burnout, depression and thoughts of suicide, according to a survey. Studies suggest poor physician health can have an impact on patient »

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Mental health stigma eased at youth events

It was the suicide of a best friend three years ago that prompted Loizza Aquino to start organizing events for young people to talk about mental health issues. She was just 15 at the time and his death was one »