Articles tagged with: mental health issues

B.C. researchers explore life expectancy among HIV-positive people

published: March, 30, 2017 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // Aging, Social Media, Hep B and C, General Health, Mental Health, Health, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Living with HIV, Media

From CATIE, Sean R. Hosein reports on studies comparing the effect of comorbidities on life expectancy in people living with HIV and those who are HIV-negative.

B.C. researchers explore life expectancy among HIV-positive people

In the 20th century, life expectancy increased in Canada and other high-income countries thanks to improvements in medicine, better living conditions and so on. These changes have led some researchers to focus on something called health-adjusted life expectancy: exploring the number of years a person can expect to live in good and bad health and taking into account age-related illness, death and disability. Among many HIV-positive people in Canada and other high-income countries there has be

Getting to 90-90-90 requires attention to mental health

published: February, 17, 2017 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // Social Media, CATIE, Mental Health, Research, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Health

CATIE: Studies have found that mental health conditions, including depression and problematic substance use, can, in some cases, increase the risk for non-adherence to ART.

Getting to 90-90-90 requires attention to mental health

Une version française est disponible ici. The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) has established goals for countries trying to achieve progress in the prevention, care and treatment of HIV infection. Countries and regions are encouraged to strive to meet these goals by the year 2020. The goals can be summarized in the phrase 90-90-90, which stands for the following: 90% of all people living with HIV will know their HIV status 90% of all people with diagnosed HIV

Need more care for ASO staffers with mental health issues

published: February, 02, 2017 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Mental Health, Features and Interviews, Health, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy talks to Toronto’s Ed Argo about the mental health issues that plagued him while working in AIDS Service Organizations (ASOs) and why he feels more needs to be done for those in similar situations.

Need more care for ASO staffers with mental health issues

Bob Leahy: Hi Ed. Why don’t I start by asking you why you contacted me? Ed Argo: Many reasons. I’m a person that has lived and lives with mental health issues such as chronic depression, acute anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder and I’ve been thinking about how this connects with GIPA (greater involvement of people living with HIV) and people living with HIV working in AIDS Service Organizations (ASOs). I’m a great believer in Ontario’s Positive Development Leadership Institu

Suicide

published: October, 01, 2014 Categories // Current Affairs, Mental Health, Women, Health, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific

The non-suicidal Denise Becker on why some people want to end their lives, including Robin Williams, and why she didn’t.

I was on my way to my doctor’s appointment at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver. Iit was a miserable, rainy day. I had heard that one of the streets was blocked off because of an “incident going on”. It was at Granville and Helmken and that happened to be directly where I was headed. I felt a little uneasy that there might be a gunman or a confrontation of some sort but instead I saw a crowd of people looking up.  My gaze slowly followed them, about eight stories to the top of a build

Beautiful goodbye

published: June, 07, 2013 Categories // Gay Men, Mental Health, Health, Living with HIV, Population Specific

Jack Frost finds special meaning in an Amanda Marshall song that speaks to him about his journey before and after HIV.

“In these days of no regrets I keep mine to myself And all the things we never said I can say for someone else And nothing lasts forever but we always try And I just can't help but wonder why We let it pass us by”  Beautiful Goodbye by Amanda Marshall, - such an amazing song. The lyrics, the music, it sends shivers down my spine.  My friends don’t understand my love for Amanda Marshall. They always laugh at me when one of her songs comes on my iPhone and I get uber-excited. She

For the Health of It

published: April, 28, 2012 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Mental Health, Health, Revolving Door, Lifestyle, Guest Authors

Guest writer and naturopathic doctor Timothy Swift asks “So how is your emotional health as we enter, spring and summer and bathing suit season? Good, sort of good, lousy, in the toilet?”

For the Health of It

Emotional health is as important as is physical health.  You may be at the gym everyday, eating no carbs, no fat and lots of protein, but you have body aches, you feel down or depressed.  You are obsessed about everything you eat, what you wear, how you look. Perhaps you have developed an inflated opinion of yourself.  Do you put others down to make yourself feel good?  Have you found yourself criticizing others as a way to shift the focus off yourself?  Do you find the need to always ha

Buckle Your Seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy ride!. Bette always said it best.

published: August, 24, 2011 Written by // Brian Finch - Founder Categories // General Health, Mental Health, Health, Brian Finch

I’ve been trying to write a light and funny post for quite some time, but it just hasn’t been in me.

Buckle Your Seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy ride!. Bette always said it best.

I’ve been trying to write a light and funny post for quite some time, but it just hasn’t been in me. Like many people living with HIV, I struggle with depression, and have been hit with a major bout of it. I want to thank Bob Leahy for helping out so much over this past bit of time. Hence I have not been writing, been on Twitter, and maybe a smidgen on Facebook, but not much there either. What I am seeing here in Toronto is a major gap in services for people who need help to deal with at t