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Homelessness costs Canadians big money without addressing the causes Homelessness costs Canadians big money without addressing the causes
By Jino Distasio
Rising rates of long-term prescription-opioid use highlight urgent need for treatment options for chronic pain and addiction - See more at: http://evidencenetwork.ca/?p=31740&preview=true#sthash.MIaXSLn1.dpuf Rising rates of long-term prescription-opioid use highlight urgent need for treatment options for chronic pain and addiction
By Kate Smolina and Kim Rutherford

Across Canada, the tragic spike in opioid-related deaths has brought to national attention the large and complex issue of drug use and misuse.

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.

Stemming the tide of death after release from jails and prisons in Canada
By Fiona Kouyoumdjian and Stephen Hwang

The tragic stories of Ashley Smith, Edward Snowshoe and other inmates who have died while in Canadian correctional facilities have rightly made headlines around the country.

Assisted suicide for those with mental illness a risky proposition Assisted suicide for those with mental illness a risky proposition
By Harvey Max Chochinov

Who but those who have experienced it can appreciate the soul crushing anguish of mental illness? Afflictions of the mind can be paralyzing and fundamentally change the way we perceive ourselves (I am worthless), anticipate the future (my prospects are hopeless), and experience the world (life is unfair and unforgiving). The combination of self-loathing, hopelessness and despair can tragically lead to suicide.

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.

Missed opportunities Missed opportunities
By Stephen Hwang and Fiona Kouyoumdjian

About 1 in 200 Canadians is detained or incarcerated in jail or prison every year. Most of these individuals are dealing with both serious medical problems and difficult social situations and often lack good access to health and social services in the community

Missed opportunities Missed opportunities
By Stephen Hwang

We need to recognize that Canadians in prisons have the right to the same standard of health care and level of service as people in the community, regardless of what crimes they may have committed or what lifestyle choices they have made.

Kouyo-HwangPosterMay22.15 Missed opportunities
By Fiona Kouyoumdjian and Stephen Hwang

Jail and prison offer a unique opportunity to access an often marginalized population, to provide needed health treatment and services, and to link people with community-based care and programming.

Missed opportunities
By Fiona Kouyoumdjian and Stephen Hwang

The Correctional Investigator of Canada — Canada’s top prison watchdog, Howard Sapers — will soon be leaving his post at the request of the federal government as they exercise their right to appoint a replacement.


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