Building Research Awareness: Hot Topics in Mental Health Research at Brandon University

When:  Jun 16, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (CT)

The Faculty of Health Studies Research Development Steering Committee and the Centre for Critical Studies of Rural Mental Health

Presents

Health Research at Brandon University

Date: June 16, 2021, Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Place: ZOOM – Contact Chrisy Paddock at PaddockC@BrandonU.CA for a link.

Presentations

Pecha Kucha – 20 slides, 20 seconds each slide, Total of 6 minutes
3MT – 1 slide, 3 minute presentation

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Building a Recovery-Oriented Environment in Acute Care Psychiatry

Presenter:

Andrea Thomson, Department of Psychiatric Nursing Faculty of Health Studies CCSRMH Research Affiliate

Psychiatric and mental health nurses were asked to identify strategies required to foster a recovery-oriented acute care milieu or environment. A recovery-oriented milieu was described as a holistic environment with adequate space. A recovery-oriented milieu is fostered through healthy relationships among team members, clients, family members, and formal supports.

3MT

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Exploring patient perceptions regarding the therapeutic use of art in mental health recovery

Presenter:

Jillian Thomas
Department of Psychiatric Nursing
Grad Student

Therapeutic art practices have demonstrated health benefits through relaxation, social inclusion, self-expression and alleviation of distressing physical, emotional, and psychological symptoms. Using Interpretive Description and the Recovery Oriented Model of Care, the researcher intends to explore participant insights on the impact of expressive arts on recovery to enhance treatment options.

3MT

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“You’ve got to get someone else in there to help out”: Men’s mental health service use navigation in rural Manitoba

Presenter:

Madeleine Kruth, Research Assistant to the Rural Community Health Lab and CCSRMH Community Affiliate

In this research, we asked how men in rural Manitoba came to use mental health services, and how they navigated the mental health service system. We found that contrary to many dominant narratives, men want to use mental health services, and become expert system navigators despite encountering barriers to access.

3MT

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“The message is you don’t exist.”: Exploring Lived Experiences of Rural LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/ Questioning) People Utilizing Healthcare Services

Presenters:

Nadine Henriquez & Nora Ahmad
Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Studies, CCSRMH Research Affiliate

This study identifies the gaps in rural healthcare services for LGBTQ persons, including a lack of cultural competence and inclusiveness, and barriers to accessing healthcare. These findings provide insight into the health needs and experiences of LGBTQ people in rural Manitoba and create opportunities for meaningful change in healthcare delivery.

Pecha Kucha

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The Mental Health Crisis in Young Adulthood: Targeting Psychological and Identity Problems

Presenter:

Barbara M. Gfellner
Professor Emeritus, Psychology

The clinical severity of psychological symptoms (Counseling Center Assessment of Psychological Symptoms) was examined in relation to dysfunctional identity development (DSM-IV identity problems) among 2260 university students. More than half of those classified with identity problems showed severe clinical symptoms. Findings consider specific mental health difficulties with implications for intervention.

Pecha Kucha

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System Change and Social Justice: Mental Health Activism and Advocacy in Manitoba

Presenters:

- Dana Naismith, Department of Psychiatric Nursing
- Kristen A. Hardy, Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Health Studies

As members of a multi-disciplinary research team, we explored the landscape of mental health activism and advocacy in Manitoba through soliciting personal narratives from 25 individuals engaged in this work. In this presentation, we will consider two of the themes that emerged in the interviews: system change and social justice.

Pecha Kucha

Location

Online Instructions:
Url: http://www.brandonu.ca/health-studies/
Login: ZOOM – Contact Chrisy Paddock at PaddockC@BrandonU.CA for a link.