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#BellLetsTalk trends as users amplify mental health movement

Howie Mandel

CTV News - People in Canada and across the world joined the movement to support Bell Let's Talk Day, a campaign designed to raise awareness and end the stigma around mental illness. More...

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Moose-maker’s widow to fight six-month-sober policy for liver transplants

Debra Selkirk says a discriminatory policy requiring patients suffering from liver disease to be six months sober before a transplant is to blame for the death of her husband, Toronto’s “moose maker,” Mark Selkirk.

Toronto Star -- To Torontonians, Mark Selkirk was “the moose maker,” the man behind the 326 life-size moose sculptures that once graced the city’s streets.

But to his wife Debra Selkirk, Mark was more than just a man of the community: he was a husband, father and grandfather. He was also a lifelong alcoholic.
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Also: Here's the interview with Mark Elliot on the ethics of denying an alcoholic a liver transplant: bit.ly/1ES4tba

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Three-minutes of theta-burst therapy can help conquer depression

CTV News - The grey clouds of depression are difficult to shake.

Approximately eight per cent of Canadian adults will experience a major depression at some point in their lives, according to Toronto’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.More...

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It’s High Time For More Marijuana Research

Jake Dimmock, co-owner of the Northwest Patient Resource Center medical marijuana dispensary, works on balancing the pH level of the soil used to grow new medical marijuana plants, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

dish.andrewsullivan.com - A major doctors’ group supports reclassifying cannabis:

There’s some very early, and largely anecdotal, evidence that marijuana might be an effective treatment for some forms of epilepsy in children who haven’t responded to traditional medications. It’s partly to help bolster these types of clinical studies that the American Academy of Pediatrics today recommended that the government re-classify marijuana as a Schedule II drug, a category that includes other addictive, yet still therapeutic, substances like oxycodone, morphine, and codeine. Currently, marijuana is considered a Schedule I drug, along with things like heroin and acid, which are thought to have no medicinal value. More...

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Entrepreneur overcomes addiction to open up Etobicoke treatment center

 

CP24 - When Erick Bouaziz was 20 years old, he lived the life of a rock star. An entrepreneur who dominated the nightlife scene as the head of an entertainment company, he enjoyed all the excesses his successes brought him, and there were many.

Soon, his drug-fuelled lifestyle had brought him down to his knees. At 26, his family and close friends staged an intervention, begging him to get clean but to no avail. When he was 32 years old, his business partner wrote him a letter, threatening to pull out of their successful enterprise if he didn’t get his act together. That night, overcome with paranoia, paralyzing depression and severe drug addiction, Bouaziz fell to his knees in the living room of his North York home where he lived alone. Down on his knees, he cried and prayed for help.

Today, Bouaziz can brag about being clean, but he doesn’t. More...

Age concern in largest ever study of heroin user deaths
Medical News Today - Older users of opioids such as heroin are 27 times more likely to become a victim of homicide than the general population, a University of Manchester study of almost 200,000 users has found.

In the largest study of opioids users ever undertaken, the researchers used records of 198,247 people in England who had been involved in drug treatment or the criminal justice system between 2005 and 2009. The data recorded 3,974 deaths and their causes during this period. More...

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BRIEF CAREER SYNOPSIS:

1972: Overnights on CHIC 790, Brampton, Ontario
1972/74: Morning Man on CFOM AM, Quebec City, Quebec
1974/75: Overnights on CFRW AM, Winnipeg, Manitoba
1975/86: Evenings on CFRA AM, Ottawa, Ontario
1986/87: Evenings on CFGO AM, Ottawa, Ontario
1988/95: Evenings on CKLW FM, Windsor/Detroit
1995/2000: "People Helping People" originating on CKLW AM, Windsor and carried on the CHUM Radio Network in Canada.
2000/2002: "People Helping People" originating on CFMJ Toronto and carried on CKLW AM, Windsor
2002/Today: "People Helping People" Saturdays on CFRB AM, Toronto.
2003/2007: Full time talk host of "The Nightside" on CFRB.

1. First off, how did you get into radio? What attracted you to the medium?

I was a little kid who had CHUM on my radio all day and under my pillow at night growing up! All of my heroes were deejays on CHUM, and I was determined I was going to be one! Never did work at CHUM Toronto, although I was with the company off and on over 20 years in other Canadian markets. I got into radio at the University of Waterloo and the rest is history, I guess.

2. Your current radio gig is hosting "People Helping People," a show about addictions on CFRB every week, which you started way back in the CKLW days -- in recovery, you've become a certified addiction counselor and you're using it on the air. What compelled you to take your personal experiences and use them to help others in this manner? What drives you to pay it forward, in a manner of speaking?  More...
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