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Created December 1, 2020, by Kathryn Breakell, Langara College Library & Information Technology practicum student. Last checked April 21, 2022, by Robyn Dubinsky, and Wendy Habif May 15, 2022,  Langara College Library & Information Technology practicum student.

The Basics

  • Canadian Mental Health Association. “Fast Facts about Mental Illness.” CMHA, 2013. Excerpted from Mental Health Commission of Canada (2013), who was making the case for investing in mental health in Canada. Read Article
  • Government of B.C. “Managing Mental Health Issues at Work.” Read Article
  • Government of Canada. “About Mental Health.” Jun. 22, 2020. Describes mental health in general terms and gives advice on how to take care of your general mental health. Read Article
  • Homewood Health. “Understanding Depression.” Homewood Health is a Canadian company specializing in offering mental health and addiction services. Read Article
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness. “Common with Mental Illness.” Offers a more in-depth course on mental illness to those who have family members who are dealing with mental illness. Their site also offers more accessible definitions of the main types of mental illnesses that are suffered by the general public, what the symptoms are of those mental illnesses are, so you can recognize them yourself. Read Article

Mental Health in the Workplace

  • Government of B.C. “Mental Health Issues at Work.” Read Article
  • Omotayo, Abisola. “Accommodating Mental Health-Breaking down the Stigma.” BC Human Rights Clinic, Oct. 29, 2018. Read Article
  • Wellness Matters. “Wellness Matters: How to Promote Mental Health in the Workplace.” BCBusiness, Aug. 24, 2018. Previously published by BCLiving.  Read Article

Mental Health in Publishing

  • “Mental Wellness Resources for Canadian Writers and Their Families.” Mental Wellness Resources for Canadian Writers and Their Families | Writers’ Trust of CanadaVisit Site
  • Hartman, Liz. “Reading to Save Lives: Publishing and Mental Health.” Publisher’s Weekly, Aug. 3, 2018.  Read Article
  • Christina Thatcher Creative Writing Lecturer. “Writing Can Improve Mental Health – Here’s How.” The Conversation, 17 June 2021. Read Article
  • “How Editors Can Support Writers with Mental Health Conditions.” The Open Notebook, 31 Dec. 2021. Visit Site
  • Nawotka, Ed. “Introducing … the International View: PRH Canada Focuses on Mental Health.” Publisher’s Weekly, Jan. 19, 2019.  Read Article
  • Sullivan, Katie. “Mental Health for Writers.” TCK Publishing. Read Article
  • Wood, Heloise. “Authors urge publishers to ‘give space’ to mental health.” The Bookseller, Nov. 26, 2019. Read Article

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