Tag Archives: mental disabilities

Individuals with developmental disabilities are an invisible population in Canada’s mental health system Individuals with developmental disabilities are an invisible population in Canada’s mental health system
By Yona Lunsky and Robert Balogh
It’s time to expand assisted-dying legislation to include advance directives for dementia It’s time to expand assisted-dying legislation to include advance directives for dementia
By Stuart Chambers

The assisted-dying bill (Bill C-14) was passed in Canada almost a year ago, but not without its detractors — on both sides of the issue.

Why is it so hard to get help for mental illness in Canada

In Canada, only one in five people with depression gets appropriate treatment. And in Ontario, only one in three patients discharged from psychiatric hospitalization will get a follow-up within the month. Why is Canada doing so poorly in helping people with mental illness?

Les médicaments aident-ils les enfants ayant un trouble d'hyperactivité avec déficit de l'attention, ou leur nuisent-ils ? Are medications helping or hurting children with ADHD?
By Janet Currie and Mark Stabile

Over the past twenty years, mental disabilities have overtaken physical disabilities as the leading cause of activity limitations in children. Today, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is three times more likely than asthma to be contributing to childhood disability in the United States.

Are medications helping or hurting children with ADHD? Are medications helping or hurting children with ADHD?
By Dr. Janet Currie and Dr. Mark Stabile