Mental health of man accused in Edmonton attack to be assessed – Edmonton


A man facing five counts of attempted murder after a police officer was hit with a car and stabbed by an assailant is to undergo two psychiatric assessments.  A judge agreed with Abdulahi Hasan Sharif’s lawyer Tuesday that Sharif’s mental health must be reviewed. One test will determine if the 30-year-old is mentally fit …

Workers’ mental health assessed | News24

The Northern Cape Department of Health has committed itself to con­ducting a study to determine the prevalence of mental health conditions in the workplace during the 2018-’19 financial year. The Northern Cape MEC for Health, Lebogang Motlhaping, made the announcement a week after the global community had observed World Mental …

Edmonton judge orders psychiatric assessments for accused in Edmonton attacks

A judge has ordered the man accused of attacking an Edmonton police officer and four other people in two separate attacks to undergo psychiatric assessments.Abdulahi Hasan Sharif, 30, made a brief court appearance via closed circuit television on Tuesday morning, where his lawyer asked for two different assessments and the …

Murder-accused’s mental health key after admission of killing

Heading into the second day of trial for the spray painter accused of murdering a Korean student in the Brisbane CBD, jury members already have what would usually be the key question answered for them. At roughly 4am on the morning of November 24, …Court hears Alex McEwan ‘felt like killing …

Mental health: Technology providing a helping hand to those fighting with mental health issues

The mail was short but spoke volumes. “I have an issue: I’m 13 I have depression and I tried to commit suicide you are helping me hold on to myself thanks for everything.” The recipients of the grateful email were the creators of Wysa, a mental health chatbot, launched by …

World Mental Health Day: People who got real about mental health

Pete Davidson, from left, Colin Jost and Michael Che during ‘Weekend Update’ on ‘Saturday Night Live.'(Photo: Will Heath, NBC)World Mental Health Day, Oct. 10, is a day to combat the stigma that mental health struggles aren’t real. Because they are.Just in the U.S., about 1 in 5 adults experience mental illness annually, …

Mental Health Advocates Observe 'World Mental Health Day'

An advocate of mental health awareness and treatment says diseases of the mind are often incremental in nature.  A number of activities today focus on mental health awareness. Tuesday is designated as World Mental Health Day.  Kelly Gunning is director of advocacy and public affairs for the Lexington chapter of …

‘I thought I was going to die,’ says victim of Edmonton machete attack, carjacking – Edmonton

An Edmonton woman attacked by man swinging a machete in a violent carjacking says she pleaded with her assailant to spare her life. “I thought I was going to die,” said the 38-year-old woman. “So I started pleading for my life.” CBC is not identifying the woman in order to protect her privacy. …