Daily Media Digest October 10, 2023

Stress, depression and… astrocytes
Université de Montréal
“On World Mental Health Day, we look at how Ciaran Murphy-Royal and his research team work to prevent depression by acting on brain cells.”
KEYWORDS: depression, mental health, sleep disorders, Université de Montréal

Announcing the Newest Icons in Canadian Health Leadership
Canadian Medical Hall of Fame
“Chair of the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMHF) Cynthia Forbes, MD, announced today that the following have been selected for induction into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame …”
KEYWORDS: award, innovative research, Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

Researcher seeking answers to questions of healthy development
University of Windsor
“For example, dysregulation of one particular miRNA is either associated with schizophrenia or autism depending on the nature of its dysregulation.”
KEYWORDS: mental health, Canadian research, University of Windsor

Supporting mental health training and mentorship in Sri Lanka
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
“On this World Mental Health Day, CAMH is pleased to share it has partnered with the National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH) in Sri Lanka to support the delivery of virtual training and education to mental health care providers …”
KEYWORDS: mental health, virtual health care, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

A perfect storm for mental health needs and care in the economic downturn
The Hill Times
“Rising costs of living are having a major impact on the mental health of millions of Canadians … We know this from recent research by the independent Mental Health Research Canada (MHRC) …”
KEYWORDS: mental health, depression, Mental Health Research Canada (MHRC), Canadian Mental Health Association (CHMA)

How just a 10-minute work break could improve your mental and physical health
“… York University. Gülseren was part of a team that released a systematic review in 2022 on how work breaks affect job performance and well-being …”
KEYWORDS: mental health, health care, Canadian research, York University