Campaign: Education

Youth Mental Health - Educate our youth, and improve services

Mental Health services and education in the province of Ontario need to be examined and improved. Youth suffering from intense mental health problems are not being served as they need to be. Wait lists for assistance are extensive, help lines are inadequate, and knowledge about what services do exist is limited. The system itself appears to be evaluated based on how many youth it serves, rather than on how many youth ...more »

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Campaign: Health Care

Not enough mental health support for Ontarians

Ontarians suffering from depression, and other mental health issues, have inadequate care at present. Prescription-issuing psychiatrists typically see them once every 3 mos, and GPs conducting the follow-up don't always understand the subtleties of mental disorders. Also, there need to be more government-sponsored programs/supports, to help re-integrate professionals who had suffered mental health issues into the workforce. ...more »

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Campaign: Health Care

Fraud in Health Care delivery

As a recent patient for mental health issues I took part in group therapy at Centenary Hospital in Scarborough. One of features of the therapy was a talk given to the patients by a nutritionist. She talked at length about food intake but made no mention about the importance of colonic health practices, food sensitivities or other issues. One of the first things that happens when you qualify for these programs is that ...more »

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