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  • February 9, 2017

    Angels and Demons Within: Exploring the Meaning of Hearing Voices

    Academic studies conducted in Europe, New Zealand, and America during the past 20 years have shown that a significant minority of the world population—5% to 13%—hear voices that other people cannot[1]. This statistic includes people who do and do not suffer from a related physical or mental illness. [1]   It is difficult to describe […]

  • January 25, 2017

    Creative Works Studio: Art and Community for Health

    Some bands are born of positive beginnings. Social Mystics is no exception. Born in 2007, this group was developed by the arts-based occupational therapy program, the Creative Works Studio (CWS). Situated in Toronto, CWS is run by St. Michael’s Hospital, in partnership with the Good Shepherd Non-Profit Homes Inc. They offer therapeutic arts programming to […]

  • January 12, 2017

    What We Actually Know About Psychopathy

    Media sources have long since adored stories about ‘psychopaths,’ including classic cinematic villains like Hannibal Lector and Alex DeLarge, more recent television antiheroes like Dexter Morgan and Frank Underwood, and real-life examples like Jeffrey Dahmer and Robert Pickton. The term has come up repeatedly through the American presidential race, through accusations that both Donald Trump […]