Despite a vague election platform, Ford has the people, research and opportunity he needs to affect positive change.
Marvin Ross is a Dundas, Ontario writer and publisher with a particular interest in mental health. Dr E Fuller Torrey, in his latest edition of the classic Understanding Schizophrenia A Manual For Families, called Mr Ross "one of the leading Canadian advocates for individuals with serious psychiatric disorders". <br> <br> He listed 3 Bridgeross titles as among the top books on schizophrenia. These are <em>Schizophrenia, Medicine's Mystery Society's Shame</em> by Marvin Ross along with After Her Brain Broke: Helping My Daughter Recover Her Sanity by Susan Inman, and Dr. Carolyn Dobbins' What A Life Can Be: One Therapist's Take on Schizoaffective Disorder. . <br> <br> His company, <a href="http://bridgeross.com/" rel="nofollow"> Bridgeross</a>, publishes a number of other books on schizophrenia that have been recommended by NAMI in the US, EUFAMI in Europe, The Mood Disorders Society of Canada, and the World Federation for Schizophrenia and Allied Disorders. <br> <br> Three of the top 10 must read books on schizophrenia listed by <a href="http://www.healthyplace.com/thought-disorders/books/books-on-schizophrenia/#.T5bNuvZmXvw.twitter" rel="nofollow">Healthyplace.com</a>, are Bridgeross Titles. <br> <br> He is also the producer of <a href="http://bridgeross.com/videos.html" rel="nofollow"> two documentary films</a> on schizophrenia
The Ontario Liberals' election platform makes many promises to improve mental health, but given their track record, it is hard to believe a word of it.
05/16/2018 11:34 EDT
Treating addictions as a medical issue is commendable, but at the same time they have to allow pain patients to have the medications they need.
04/19/2018 17:35 EDT
Pain medications have been approved because their effectiveness is greater than any harm they may cause.
03/01/2018 15:25 EST
It is only a very small number of patients prescribed opioids, who take very high doses for a long period of time, that run a real risk.
02/07/2018 09:47 EST
There is an election in Ontario this year and this is one issue that the incumbent Liberals need to be grilled about.
01/24/2018 09:19 EST
Opiophobia has resulted in very severe prescribing guidelines that make it difficult to obtain adequate pain relief.
10/16/2017 17:33 EDT
There are too many stories of hospitals turning away individuals who end up hurting themselves or others.
10/02/2017 16:41 EDT
Why should a corporation try to make a profit on someone's misery and misfortune?
09/22/2017 15:27 EDT
Our response to overdose deaths is to target pain patients and their doctors, when most know that this is not the source of the problem.
09/12/2017 17:29 EDT
Trying to control overdose deaths among addicts by targeting patients who are suffering from legitimate pain is flawed.
08/25/2017 15:43 EDT
A one-size-fits-all approach is not relevant in medicine.
07/25/2017 12:27 EDT
Privacy legislation is pretty confining, but there are ways to get around it if the medical staff really care.
07/20/2017 13:02 EDT
In what many consider to be a very progressive move, Health Canada is reported to be near launching a nation-wide trial where
07/11/2017 14:49 EDT
We are now starting to see the unintended consequences of the recent move by government to solve the so-called opioid crisis
06/30/2017 12:48 EDT
For those with the most serious pain, the opioids usually help to varying degrees and allow these patients to enjoy a better quality of life. They are seen regularly by their doctors and are monitored. They are not abusing the medication.
06/14/2017 12:00 EDT
Health Quality Ontario just released a report on opioid use that will do nothing but frighten many doctors into refusing to properly medicate their pain patients. Doctors and dentists prescribe these drugs for post surgical or dental pain; acute pain as the result of a broken bone or other painful trauma; palliative care for terminal cancer; and for chronic pain.
05/19/2017 11:57 EDT
Ontario is embarking on a guaranteed basic income pilot program and while I agree with the concept, I have reservations. Before they do anything, they should bring welfare and disability rates back to where they were when the right-wing Harris government slashed them in 1995.
05/11/2017 01:16 EDT
The other evening, I saw a commercial for UNICEF saying that no parent should watch their child suffer and they are right but the parents of those with serious mental illness do that every day while they struggle to help their adult children in an environment that often disdains families.
05/01/2017 11:24 EDT
Along with everyone else, I have to admire Prince Harry for opening up about the impact that his mother's sudden and tragic death had on him, but I fear that his talk about mental-health issues and trauma will have a negative rather than a positive impact on our views of mental illness.
04/24/2017 10:25 EDT
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