Tag Archives: mental illness

Personal Essay: On Self

By Dave Hood What is “self?” For most people, self means personal identity. Self answers the question: Who am I? Self is also part of the psyche or mind. It is a collection of experiences and memories, thoughts and emotions, … Continue reading

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The Social Taboo of Suicide

by Dave Hood I woke up this morning, picked up the newspaper, turned to the sports section and was greeted by the headline” Junior Seau Dead at 43.” This headline provoked me to read the story. I quickly learned that Seau, … Continue reading

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Mental Illness is Rampant

By Dave Hood There’s an interesting feature article in this morning’s Globe and Mail. According to a survey conducted by the National Institute of Health, 46 % of all adult Americans fit the criteria for at least one mental illness … Continue reading

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