The Science Behind the Brain and Physical Activity

December 20th, 2019

Team Unbreakable’s first annual Train the Trainer featured a host of fascinating topics and speakers. One of these speakers was […]

This is what happens to your brain during runner’s high

January 17th, 2019

Runner’s high, in the popular imagination, is an endorphin-fuelled euphoric interlude. As neuroscientist and runner Arnold Mandell famously described it in the […]

A New Prescription For Depression: Join A Team And Get Sweaty

October 26th, 2018

Ryan “China” McCarney has played sports his entire life, but sometimes he has to force himself to show up on […]

‘Crisis’ in youth mental health: Toronto Star

September 26th, 2018

Across Canada more than 5,800 youths have died from suicide during the past 13 years, according to an investigative story […]

The Alarming Rate of Youth Mental Health Issues

December 18th, 2017

A 2016 study of more than 25,000 postsecondary students conducted by the Ontario University and College Health Association (OUCHA) found […]

Toronto Star: demand for youth mental health services is exploding

May 30th, 2017

Demand for youth mental health services is exploding while universities and businesses are struggling to keep up. Data collected from across […]

Reports of mental health issues rising among postsecondary students: study

March 19th, 2017

  A fifth of Canadian postsecondary students are depressed and anxious or battling other mental health issues, according to a […]

University of Guelph seeks to reduce mental-health stigma

March 15th, 2017

A psychologist led the audience in deep-breathing exercises and volunteer counsellors sat at dinner tables at a semi-formal student banquet […]

How Running and Meditation Change the Brains of the Depressed

February 17th, 2017

By Melissa Dahl In 2007, writer Jen A. Miller went through a terrible breakup. (Her ex’s parting words: “I’ll keep […]

How Neuroscientists Explain the Mind-Clearing Magic of Running

February 17th, 2017

It is something of a cliché among runners, how the activity never fails to clear your head. Does some creative […]

What research has discovered about connection between exercise and mental health

May 8th, 2015

there is evidence from researchers that certain levels of physical activity can positively affect mental health. Dr. Len Kravitz takes a look at what research has discovered about the connection between exercise and mental health.

Physical activity and its positive effect on depression

March 15th, 2015

This article on the effects of physical activity on depression is by Psychologist Karen Young who is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post.

Outrunning Depression: exploring the link between body and mind

November 15th, 2014

For the teens in Dan McGann’s twice-a-week running group, exercise is therapy. That’s not a metaphor: They’ve all been referred to the group by their doctors after being diagnosed with depression or other mental illness.

Robin Williams tragedy highlights that mental illness is non-discriminating: psychotherapist

September 1st, 2014

In the aftermath of the suicide of actor Robin Williams, we asked Jennifer Brighton to talk to us about her reaction, what people might be feeling and what can be done.

Facts about teen suicides and health funding

March 3rd, 2014

The average wait time for psychiatric help for teens with depression is six to eight months. Suicide ranks 200th in health funding. Yet it is 2nd only to motor vehicle accidents in deaths among young people

CameronHelps explores the revolutionary new science of exercise and the brain: book review

February 24th, 2014

John J. Ratey has written several books on the topic of mental health. In Spark, he provides an excellent summary of the current research in mental health.

Bob Rae advocates for national plan on suicide prevention

January 5th, 2014

A tragic coincidence of events reinforces my conviction that Canada still needs a real strategy on suicide prevention.

SafeTALK teaches suicide awareness and learning to ask the hard question

December 1st, 2013

CameronHelps held a SafeTALK suicide prevention training session for over 20 of its volunteers, board members and staff.

Dr. McKinnon Discusses Mood Disorders, Exercise and the Brain at AGM

June 21st, 2012

Exercise could be a safer and potentially more effective treatment than anti-depressants for individuals who suffer from depression.

Professor makes case for exercise to help prevent youth suicide

April 1st, 2012

Not all Canadian youth are responding to drug treatment programs in the fight against depression, according to Dr. Roberto Sassi.

The tragedy of teen suicide: can schools stop it?

November 7th, 2011

Kiran Nijjar tried to find help for her suicidal best friend Akash Wadhwa. In the end, he succeeded in killing them both in a murder-suicide.

Ontario’s chief coroner ponders review of youth suicides

November 7th, 2011

The office of the chief coroner for Ontario is considering conducting a review of youth suicides in the province, with particular attention to victims who identified as, or were perceived to be, gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.

Ontario School Boards Develop Mental Health Coalition

October 2nd, 2011

As president of the Ontario Public School Board, representing 1.3 million students over 31 boards across the province, Catherine Fife understands that tackling mental health issues involves not only providing students the help and resources they may need, but educating teachers and parents, helping them recognize the signs and symptoms associated with depression so they can do their part to halt a destructive cycle.

Running up that Hill

August 26th, 2011

This article from CityTV News outlines the running program at Credit Valley Hospital.

Blinded by the Dark – CityTV

August 26th, 2011

These videos feature the running program that we support at the Credit Valley Hospital, and help illustrate how improvements in mental health can be tied to goal setting and physical activity.

Teen Suicide Facts

April 6th, 2011

The average wait time for psychiatric help for teens with depression is six to eight months. Suicide ranks 200th in health funding. Yet it is 2nd only to motor vehicle accidents in deaths among young people