Tag Archives: mental health issues

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

With the recent federal commitment to increase mental health funding across Canada, we need to turn our attention toward a group of individuals who are currently invisible within Canada’s mental health system – a group that has some of the greatest needs for mental health services and supports, yet is rarely acknowledged or targeted in mental health efforts.

TAM_CARVERHILL_Medical students are coming to Parliament Hill to lobby for upstream solutions to the opioid crisis Medical students lobby Parliament Hill for upstream solutions to the opioid crisis
By Vivian Tam and Jacqueline Carverhill

A call to the emergency room announced that the ambulance was on its way. Joey, a middle-aged oilfield worker, was experiencing a suspected toxic ingestion of the opioid, fentanyl.

Rising rates of kidney failure signal need for public health strategy Rising rates of kidney failure signal need for public health strategy
By Allison B. Dart and Mariette J. Chartier

As many as forty thousand people in Canada are affected by kidney failure — a problem that is increasing across the country, with significant consequences for our health system.