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Can you imagine experiencing a long-duration mission on Mars—while here on Earth?
Ross Lockwood grew up in the small Canadian town of Winfield, British Columbia, where he developed a passion for science, engineering, and space exploration. Last week, he arrived “back on Earth” after completing a 120-day-long NASA Mars simulation mission called HI-SEAS. The HI-SEAS project is funded by the NASA Human Research Program for four research missions of extended duration of four months to a year, in an analog of Mars missions.
New research network will develop strategies to ensure that more young people are connected to the mental health services they need
In Canada, one-in-five people experience a mental illness in their lifetime. However, it is young Canadians that suffer the most, with 75% of mental health problems and illnesses beginning prior to the age of 25, and more than 50% beginning between the ages of 11 and 25.
An estimated 1.2 million Canadian children and youth are affected by mental illness—yet less than 20 per cent will receive appropriate treatment. With more than two-thirds of adults living with a mental health problem reporting that symptoms first appeared during their youth, establishing the foundation for healthy emotional and social development is vital to ensuring the mental well-being of all Canadians as they progress from childhood to adulthood. [Mental Health Commission of Canada]
Program utilizing a series of facilitated classes was created by psychiatrist frustrated by the limited time he had for patients
A course called Living Life To The Full was created by Glasgow psychiatrist Dr. Chris Williams, when he wanted to maximize the effectiveness of the limited time he had to spend with patients. The course is based on cognitive behavioural principles, and is designed for people who want to maximize their ability to deal with life’s challenges. The Canadian Mental Health Association’s British Columbia Division holds the exclusive license to present Living Life to the Full in Canada. The program presents cognitive behavioural techniques in an adult learning model, delivered by trained facilitators. (more…)