OUR CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE, LET'S INVEST IN THEM AND PUT THE TOOLS FOR A BETTER TOMORROW IN THEIR HANDS

Dr. Bianca Lauria-Horner, MD, CFPC Healthy Mind - Healthy Body
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Dr. Bianca Lauria-Horner, MD, CFPC Healthy Mind - Health Body

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Under-funded mental health system
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 08:53

Mental Health disease burden in Canada’s most populous province is 1.5 times that of cancer and heart disease and seven times that of infectious disease yet Ontario invested $500 million over a 10-year period for mental health compared to $16 billion in other areas of health. More information at:

http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1392236-time-to-bolster-canadas-chronically-under-funded-mental-health-system-advocates

16 ways to improve your mental health in 2016
Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 14:31

 

I found this interesting article on important strategies to improve mental health. Click on the link below. Meditation and express kindness towards others are two of my favourites especially the latter.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/how-to-improve-mental-health_us_5668...

 

 

The Movember Foundation adds men’s mental health to its focus
Friday, November 27, 2015 - 11:08

The Movember Foundation was founded 11 years ago in Australia and now in 21 countries. It adds men’s mental health to its focus on prostate and testicular cancer. A “Man-Up Against Suicide” exhibit will soon go on tour. The $12-million Canadian campaign is an effort to strengthen men’s mental health, particularly in regard to male suicide and depression. Additional details can be found at:

Stigma why do we have to address this?
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 15:59

 

Stigma is a huge barrier to early help-seeking behaviour with emotional problems. It is important to start early, to educate children about mental health and mental illness, and to assimilate concepts of mental health and mental illness early and repetitively. If we teach our children to be comfortable with the language of mental health, mental health discussions will be as commonplace as those about nutrition, lung, or cardiovascular health. Children will see mental health as an important part of general health, eliminating the dichotomy between physical and mental health.

Dr. Bianca Lauria-Horner, MD, CFPC

Dr. Lauria-Horner obtained her medical degree from the “Université de Montréal” Montreal Quebec. She held a private practice in Lower Sackville Nova Scotia for 13 years, and subsequently joined the Department of Psychiatry, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1999 where she currently holds an academic position as assistant professor.

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Brains Beyond Borders

By the year 2020 the World Health Organization predicts depression will be the most common and disabling illness throughout the world, with early onset occurring primarily in adolescence and early adulthood. Mental health directly influences children's ability to participate in and benefit from education. Unresolved mental health problems lead to learning problems, decreased academic performance, and more truancy, dropout, and special education referrals.

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About the Author

Dr. Bianca Lauria-Horner, MD, CFPC

Dr. Lauria-Horner obtained her medical degree from the “Université de Montréal” Montreal Quebec. She held a private practice in Lower Sackville Nova Scotia for 13 years, and subsequently joined the Department of Psychiatry, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1999 where she currently holds an academic position as assistant professor.

learn More About author

Brains Beyond Borders

By the year 2020 the World Health Organization predicts depression will be the most common and disabling illness throughout the world, with early onset occurring primarily in adolescence and early adulthood. Mental health directly influences children's ability to participate in and benefit from education. Unresolved mental health problems lead to learning problems, decreased academic performance, and more truancy, dropout, and special education referrals.

READ MORE