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A COVID-19 Mental Health Checklist

At the mercy of COVID-19, many of us are confined to our living spaces and having to manage new routines, diets, and other activities of daily living. While the situation has affected us all differently, we’ve put together a COVID-19 mental health checklist to help you stay healthy, both mentally...

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Mental Health Services in Canada: Immigrants and Refugees

by Jerica Rossi, 10.3.18 With such a high percentage of immigrant and refugee populations, it’s vital for Canadian mental health providers to understand how cultural factors affect mental health services – as culture plays a large role in how we perceive health and wellness. When looking at...

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4 Misconceptions About Addiction and Substance Use

by Jerica Rossi, 10.2.18 While the term addiction might conjure up stereotypical images of certain demographics or substances, addiction doesn’t discriminate against age, gender or social class and could involve substances such as illicit drugs, prescription pills, alcohol and/or nicotine. And...

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Eating Disorders + Ethnicity

by Jerica Rossi, 6.13.18 Have you ever thought about the relationship between eating disorders and ethnicity? In order to point out how stereotypes affect our understanding of eating disorders, Elaheh Nozari poses the following scenario: You walk past two women on the street. Both are tiny, but one...

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Barriers to Care: Eating Disorders

by Jerica Rossi, 6.26.18 While eating disorders (such an anorexia, bulimia nervosa and binge eating) have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness, only one in ten people suffering from them will seek and receive treatment. So why aren’t more people accessing the help they need? And what can...

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Seniors and Addiction: The Silent Epidemic

by Jerica Rossi and Leigh-Ann Renz, 6.26.18 Under-Diagnosed Addiction and Substance Use When looking at who is affected by addiction, those age 65 and up are the group most often under-diagnosed. According to the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, seniors battling addiction can be...

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What to Know About Eating Disorders, Substance Use and Trauma

by Jerica Rossi, 5.20.18 According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD), as many as 24 million Americans are affected by eating disorders. Some health experts consider eating disorders to be a silent epidemic and have the highest mortality rate of any mental...

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5 Misconceptions About Eating Disorders

by Jerica Rossi, 5.20.18 A wide variety of biological and environmental variables contribute to the emergence of an eating disorder and often it co-occurs alongside other conditions, such as depression, obsessive compulsiveness, perfectionism or anxiety. While eating disorders are considered to be...

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Health Services Research, Part 5: Writing Survey Questions

by Susan Dess, 7.27.17 The final major step in writing an excellent health services research survey is writing data collection questions that truly grasp the complexity of the assessment domains indicated by the statement of research purpose. While some clinical outcomes are easy to measure objectively,...

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