Canada Mental Illness

Ontario Liberals Just Don't Understand Mental Illness

Marvin Ross | Posted 07.23.2014 | Canada
Marvin Ross

Doing the right thing to improve services for those who are mentally ill is not about party politics but rather human decency. I realized that on Thursday after a verbal confrontation on my porch with my incumbent Liberal who made the mistake of knocking at my door.

Why Canada's Mental Health Commission Is Useless To Canada's Mentally Ill

Marvin Ross | Posted 07.14.2014 | Canada Living
Marvin Ross

I know what a mental illness is but I'm not really sure what a mental health problem is. Is it a problem for the worried well? Toronto Maple Leaf hockey fans have been depressed for years because their team misses the playoffs and has not won the Stanley Cup since 1967. Young Susie can't sleep at nights and is distraught because no one has asked her to the prom yet and her parents refuse to buy her the new dress she so desperately wants.

How Schizophrenia Gave Me an Eating Disorder

Erin Hawkes | Posted 06.08.2013 | Canada Living
Erin Hawkes

I have tried to disentangle my bulimia from my schizophrenia, but I can't: I was a bulimic schizophrenic. Not a schizophrenic bulimic, though; I had the schizophrenia because my fundamental brain chemistry was abnormal, while my bulimia was more psychological.

New Rules Proposed For Mentally Ill Offenders

CP | Mike Blanchfield and Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.22.2013 | Canada Politics

The federal government is making it more difficult for mentally ill offenders found not criminally responsible for their crimes to be released from cu...

Mentally Ill More Likely To Be Arrested And Harmed By Police: Study

CP | Terri Theodore, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.09.2012 | Canada

VANCOUVER - A British Columbia study suggests about 40 per cent of people with mental illness have been arrested at some point during their lifetime.T...

Dying With Their Rights Intact

Marvin Ross | Posted 02.14.2012 | Canada
Marvin Ross

Even though people suffer from a disease of the brain that impairs their rational thinking, most jurisdictions in North America have stringent legislation that makes it difficult to impose treatment. And, because society allows them to refuse treatment, some die. But, their civil liberties remain intact. Or do they?

Severely Beaten BC Bishop Forgives Assailant

CBC | Posted 01.07.2012 | Canada

A B.C. bishop says he has forgiven a man who severely beat him and hopes to meet the assailant if he is released this week from a psychiatric facility...

Canadians Blocked At Border Due To Mental Illness

CBC | Posted 11.08.2011 | Canada

More than a dozen Canadians have told the Psychiatric Patient Advocate Office in Toronto within the past year that they were blocked from entering the...