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Spring/Summer 2006: Minding the Body

April 27, 2006

network22-1cover The Relationship between Physical and Mental Health

IN THIS ISSUE: Understanding the Interplay between Mind and Body – More Than a Broken Heart – A Pound of Cure – In Search of Support – Food for Thought – Diabetes and Mental Health – Connecting Body and Mind – The Gold Standard: Getting Physical for Mental Health.

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Vol. 22, No. 1

Guest Editorial

Understanding the Interplay between Mind and Body

More Than a Broken Heart

Over the next 20 years, heart disease and depression are expected to top the list as leading causes of disease burden worldwide, and the two conditions are closely connected

A Pound of Cure

Weight gain is a serious mental health issue, with complex causes and no easy cure

In Search of Support

Compassion and understanding are good for your health., but getting emotional support when you’re physically ill is not always simple

Food for Thought

The LEAN program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health teaches young people the essentials of nutrition and an active lifestyle

Diabetes and Mental Health

Dr. Mona Gupta cares for patients with concurrent medical and psychiatric problems at Women’s College Hospital

Connecting Body and Mind

The Canadian Mental Health Association promotes mind and body fitness

The Gold Standard

Research evidence supports the benefits of integrating exercise programs into mental health services

Fast Facts

Fast facts on physical and mental health, including sources


Re: Cover
Elysa Martinez, Corpus (mixed media on fabric, 17” x 37.5”). Reproduced by permission. This work appears in the Being Scene 2005 art exhibit at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto.

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