Woman convicted of murder, in killing of her rapist

Iranian woman awaits execution as global outcry for mercy grows By Reza Sayah, CNN (CNN Reports) -- An Iranian woman convicted of murder -- in a killing that human rights groups called self-defense against a rapist -- was hanged Saturday, state news agency IRNA reported. Reyhaneh Jabbari, 26, was sentenced to death for the 2007 killing of Morteza Abdolali Sarbandi, a former employee of Iran's Ministry of Intelligence and Security. The United Nations has said she never received a … [Read more...]

Accepting ‘Otherness’, a Path to Mental Health

"Woman is the other of man, animal is the other of human, stranger is the other of native, abnormality the other of norm, deviation the other of law-abiding, illness the other of health, insanity the other of reason, lay public the other of the expert, foreigner the other of state subject, enemy the other of friend." (Bauman 1991: 8). Modern Illness in Mental Health Societal Mental Health; why Humans need Integration for Health The concept of The Other highlights how many societies … [Read more...]

Merry back into your Marry, NOV 12 – DEC 17

TAKING DIVORCE OFF THE TABLE 3 Serious Mistakes Even Smart Professional Moms Make That Keep Them Secretly Worrying About Divorce Mistake #1: Wronging versus Longing Too often couples argue or silently see the over common complaints such as parenting, household tasks, sex and finances without arriving at healthier dynamics that last; with many reverting back to original patterns, causing a familiar reoccurring down ward spiral. You will learn to identify the … [Read more...]

Irene Becker, Michael Ballard, Build Resiliency NOW!

Are YOU…Is Your Organization Heading for a Natural Disaster? Turn it Around! Build Resiliency NOW! Fact: Over $300 billion a year is spent in the USA on executive and employee stress related physical, emotional disability, addictions, communication and personal problems, presenteesim and other stress related problems. Fact: This is NOT an American phenomenon; the World Health Organization forecasts that stress will be the major cause of physical disability in the world by 2030.Leaders. … [Read more...]

Stigma and Violence, Isn’t It Time to Connect the Dots?

Violence - The Canadian Mental Health Association In today’s media reports about mental illness, there is a tendency to emphasize a supposed link between violence and mental illness. News stories regularly suggest that there is a strong connection between mental illness and crime. But the majority of people who are violent do not suffer from mental illnesses. In fact, people with a mental illness are more likely to be the victims, rather than the perpetrators of violence. In this section, … [Read more...]

UN celebrating 69 years Oct 24 th!

The United Nations will turn 69 years old on Friday, and as the world confronts numerous "problems without passports" – from climate change to terrorism to disease outbreaks – its work is as important as ever. Each of us has a role to play in supporting the UN's work to promote global peace and progress. Yesterday, UN officials including Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, members of the UN Foundation Board of Directors, diplomats, advocates, business leaders, and other partners came together at … [Read more...]

Celebrating Behaviour Strats, Marnee Buckles

Are you working with a difficult child with or without a diagnosis? Are you waiting for an assessment but need help immediately to work with the difficult child in your life? Are you overwhelmed with the number of strategies you have researched and don’t know where to turn next? Marnee, the Behaviour Interventionist on our team, has worked for over 30 years in education, and is trained in instructing Crisis Prevention Intervention. She has delivered workshops to staff and developed … [Read more...]

UN Women National Committee Canada celebrates HeForShe

Dear supporters of UN Women and UN Women National Committee Canada I am pleased to announce the launch of the global HeForShe campaign, a movement that transcends class, race or gender. The HeForShe Campaign is a solidarity movement for gender equality developed by UN Women to engage men and boys as advocates and agents of change for the achievement of gender equality and women's rights. The campaign encourages them to speak out and take action against inequalities faced by women and girls. … [Read more...]

FIX IT IN FIVER, Global Brain Health, Globally!, Lynette Louise

Global Brain Health, Globally! by Lynette Louise aka THE BRAIN BROAD When people ask me why I created the non scripted TV show FIX IT IN FIVE with THE BRAIN BROAD, my answer is simple: I wanted to get around the mental health confidentiality restrictions that were preventing me from convincing people just how simple healing can be. It seemed logical to me that since I raised my children as a performer, bringing cameras along to work would be easier for me than for most therapists. And if … [Read more...]

Rita Pierson, Every kid needs a champion

Rita Pierson, a teacher with more than 40 years of experience, talks about the value and importance of human connection (relationships) in a kid's education. She believes that if most kids grew up not being afraid to take risks and not being afraid to think, our world would be a better place. Every child deserves a champion, she says - an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of relation, and insists that they become the best they can possibly be. Educators are born to … [Read more...]

PETITION, Canadian Women on Bank of Canada Notes

Bank of Canada: Add women from Canadian history to Canadian bank notes When Mark Carney was governor of the Bank of Canada, the Bank decided to remove the images of the first notable Canadian women who finally made it onto our bank notes. While Queen Elizabeth II appears on $20 notes, the result is that there are again no women from Canadian history on our bills. It is unacceptable that female historical figures are not featured on the Polymer Series or another series - just male prime … [Read more...]

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