Discuss the organization:
The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is a voluntary organization in Canada that provides mental health services to hundreds of thousands of Canadians each year. Founded in 1918, it is the oldest organization of its kind in Canada. Through the combined efforts of more than 10000 volunteers and staff, CMHA promotes mental health in over 120 communities all across Canada. It helps educate people about mental health issues and supports the recovery of people experiencing mental illness. This is accomplished through education, research and... [+] Read more
This article points out some of the changes made in the latest version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, and how they change the social and medical understanding of who is a considered mentally ill.
Some of the changes made are considered quite controversial, as the changing criterias may cause some people to be wrongly diagnosed for illnesses, or even more significantly, to remain undiagnosed for an illness that they might suffer from and need help with.
This edition of the DSM takes into account 20 years of new research about mental disorders, many of which had not been well... [+] Read more
Depression is a mental state and condition that adversely affects a person’s behavior, thoughts and mental well-being. Generally, depression causes sadness, anxiety, emptiness and/or restlessness. A lot of times, depression can be a very crippling mental illness, because it is one of those few ones that are difficult to even notice, let alone diagnose properly.
There are many events or activities in a person’s life that may cause depression. Scientists have attributed depression to stress caused by life-changing events and medication or drug use. This article examines how the external... [+] Read more