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Spring/Summer 2007: Social Inclusion

May 1, 2007

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IN THIS ISSUE: Editorial: Reflections on Inclusion – Every Voter Counts – When Work Really Works… for Everybody – What Do You Call 15 Comics Sitting in a Circle? – My Life in Labels – Student Counsel – The Gold Standard: A Sense of Community

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Vol 23, No. 1

Editorial

Reflections on Inclusion

Every Voter Counts

An inclusive society is one in which all members feel valued and engaged in the civic processes that define democracy itself, including the right to vote

When Work Really Works… for Everybody

To improve the mental health of the working population, employers must address stigma and discrimination to reduce barriers to inclusion in the workplace

What Do You Call 15 Comics Sitting in a Circle?

The Stand Up for Mental Health program teaches people to use stand-up comedy as part of their recovery from mood disorders

My Life in Labels

Journalist and mental health advocate Sandy Naiman confronts the long list of psychiatric labels that have been used to define her

Student Counsel

The Centre for Student Development at McMaster University helps students with a mental illness adjust to university life, achieve their academic goals and gain a little independence

The Gold Standard

A strong sense of community belonging promotes good mental health


Re: Cover
Anna Petosa, Loneliness within Urban Setting (acrylic and marker on canvas). Reproduced by permission. This work appears in Urban Reflections: Images from a Community Art and Development Program (2006), a calendar produced by Creative Works Studio in Toronto (www.creativeworks-studio.ca).

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