Mental health

Back profile of a police person as they face blazing fire in the background

Eliminating Excessive Force

U of T Mississauga professor Judith Andersen’s training techniques improve police performance in tense situations. The challenge: getting police to use them

Laura Alary holds a mala as she thinks about the specific things she's grateful for in her life

How to Be Grateful

When I was battling depression, it was a small moment that helped me begin to find my way out

Kate Scowan sits at her kitchen table

Help Through the Darkness

The wait-lists for publicly funded therapy are long. Kate Scowen devised a way for people to receive low-cost counselling sooner

Photo of Kyla Fox

A Prisoner No More

My eating disorder felt like a life sentence. Now recovered, I help other people overcome theirs

Group photo of fitness co-ordinator Laurie Wright, project co-ordinator Ryan Howes, and career counsellor Ruth Louden

Healthy Minds

As U of T responds to a rise in mental health needs on campus, a powerful source of help emerges: students themselves

Illustration of a face made of puzzle pieces.

Mind Games

Doctors have been trying for decades to classify mental illnesses. So why do precise definitions still elude us?