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Dr.PaulGarfinkel

About the cover artist…

Missing in Action (2009), Eileen Koyama, charcoal on newsprint, 11" x 12.5" For Eileen Koyama, art is the conduit that brings her inner world into the outer world. Her artwork, in its simplest form, consists merely of emotions on canvas;…

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Mind the gap: bridging services for transition-aged youth

In a Medical Journal of Australia supplement about early intervention in youth mental health, renowned youth researcher and clinician Dr. Patrick McGorry writes about the specific needs of transition-aged youth. Here are key challenges and opportunities that Australia faces, which may hold lessons…

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Touring the asylum

In the course of researching the autumn issue theme on architecture and design in health, I came across some interesting historical sites about former asylums in Canada and the United States. Take a tour and imagine the lives that were…

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Answer our "Does the therapist’s office matter?" survey

For our upcoming issue on architecture and design, we’re developing a story for which we’d like your help. It’s about therapists’ offices and whether they affect the therapeutic process and outcomes. We’ve developed two surveys – one for therapists and…

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"Talk doesn’t pay, so psychiatry turns instead to drug therapy"

That was the front-page headline in the New York Times on March 5. The story recounts the experiences of Dr. Donald Levin, a 68-year-old psychiatrist who used to do a lot of talk therapy and now does nothing but prescribe…

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Tips for outreach workers

As the first — or only — front-line professionals with whom homeless people may be in touch, outreach workers can make all the difference in whether people who are homeless find a place to call home and the supports needed to stay…

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Eating well for mental health

In an affluent country like Canada, it’s surprising that 1.1 million Canadian households experience food insecurity at some point, according to the most recent Canadian Community Health Survey. It’s a concerning statistic because food security is a key determinant of…

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