CanFASD: Mental Illness Awareness Week – Through the Lens of FASD

October 6 to 12 is Mental Illness Awareness Week! Held annually during the first week of October, Mental Illness Awareness Week is a public education

Article Summary: Mental Health and Affect Regulation Impairment in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD): Results from the Canadian National FASD Database

This research was led by two CanFASD Researchers, Jocelynn Cook and Mansfield Mela, as well as CanFASD Managing Director Kathy Unsworth Background Along with experiencing

Research: Mental Health and Affect Regulation Impairment in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD): Results from the Canadian National FASD Database

Valerie K Temple, Jocelynn L Cook, Kathy Unsworth, Hasu Rajani, Mansfield Mela Alcohol and Alcoholism, agz049, https://doi.org/10.1093/alcalc/agz049 Abstract Aims Individuals with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) frequently have challenges with

Mental Health and FASD- Still Fighting for a Future: Exploring 15 Years of Progress on FASD in Canada

Fighting for a Future-2004 and Are we still fighting for a future-2019 The first ‘Fighting for a Future’ Symposium held in 2004 identified six areas

CanFASD Article Summary: The Implementation of the 2012 Mental Health Strategy for Canada Through the Lens of FASD

Background Approximately 94% of people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) experience mental health problems. Unfortunately, mental health disorders among individuals with FASD often go

CanFASD Article Summary: Recent advances in fetal alcohol spectrum disorder for mental health professionals

Background Various techniques are improving our understanding of FASD. Knowing that individuals with FASD often have comorbid mental health issues, Mental Health Professionals (MHP) are

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