Tag Archives: mental health strategy

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.

It’s time to invest in a comprehensive Child and Youth Mental Health Strategy at provincial and national levels
By Mariette Chartier and Marni Brownell

Mental illness is the most common illness experienced by children and teens in Canada.

Many patients with chronic health conditions also have mental health issues that go undiagnosed and untreated Many patients with chronic health conditions also have mental health issues that go undiagnosed and untreated
By Paul Kurdyak and Sanjeev Sockalingam

Our health system often divides mental health from physical health into distinct silos of care and treatment, yet no such mind-body duality exists in actual patients.

How Canada fails people with mental illnesses
By Paul Kurdyak and Sanjeev Sockalingam

In any developed country, politicians and clinicians are struggling to improve quality of care while reducing costs of healthcare systems.

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?