Spring/Summer 2006: Minding the Body
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.
Vol. 22, No. 1
Understanding the Interplay between Mind and Body
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
Weight gain is a serious mental health issue, with complex causes and no easy cure
Compassion and understanding are good for your health., but getting emotional support when you’re physically ill is not always simple
The LEAN program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health teaches young people the essentials of nutrition and an active lifestyle
Dr. Mona Gupta cares for patients with concurrent medical and psychiatric problems at Women’s College Hospital
The Canadian Mental Health Association promotes mind and body fitness
Research evidence supports the benefits of integrating exercise programs into mental health services
Fast facts on physical and mental health, including sources
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.