I suggest a panel of informed people be given a limited period to consult citizens about end of life choices for dying and report to Cabinet at the end of this period. I suggest 3 months and 9 locations. The panel to consist of those free from any prior conflict of interest as in doctrinal allegiance to ant-euthanasia dogma or financial conflict as in investments in nursing home and private elder care for profit.
Keep our hospitals non-profit public instead of for-profit private. We don't want the American system where people who are forced to sell their homes due to illness.
Don't allow consortiums to own, run or decide who to hire.
Don't change the system, improve the system.
Mental health issues are becoming more prevalent in elementary schools. Issues of anxiety, depression, thoughts of suicide and general emotional volatility are becoming more commonplace. A discussion needs to occur to figure out how we can best support these students, and what resources, programs and funding can be made available to support schools with students in crisis.
Lets plant more trees and shrubs, especially evergreen, along the 400 series highways and other major routes to :
Decrease Air Pollution
Decrease Noise Pollution
Decrease Light Pollution
Decrease Cross Winds
Increase the visual appeal of the province
A lot of food could be grown in urban areas on vacant land. This type of activity could engage communities and save costs is many ways.
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 »
As we have learned over the past 3 years, mental health is the #1 medical issue in the world. The #1 reason to visit your general physician. The #1 prescription that all pharmacies fill is for anxiety or depression. A W5 show by Sandie Rinaldo focused on the lack of medical coverage and programs for autistic teens once they reach 18; they and their families have no coverage. This was an obvious oversight, I am sure and ...more »
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 »
Support the establishment for Safe Injection Clinics. Medical authorities have estimated that this has saved lives and reduced HIV and HEPc where those clinics exist.
Chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease are severely impacting the health and mortality of Ontarians. Maintaining a healthy diet can have a protective effect on a person ‘s health and prevent them from getting different types of nutrition- related chronic diseases. Registered Dietitians are accredited health professionals that may work in various settings such as family health care teams, diabetes education ...more »
Diabetes Type 2 is growing in epidemic proportions: There seems to be a link between lack of exercise, and poor foods especially among those whose families cannot afford to attend gyms or to buy better foods. At least Phys Ed could provide the required exercise, while we work on poverty. Healthy minds, healthy bodies.
While keeping kids safe is all fine and dandy, I feel like things are starting to go just a BIT overboard, particularly in our school system. For example, in my high school, if you are playing badminton in the gym, you're required to wear goggles of the sort you would wear in the wood shop, because god forbid someone gets a relatively slow moving (particularly at our level of play) blunt plastic birdie to the eye. Additionally, ...more »