Mental Health

Medical students lobby Parliament Hill for upstream solutions to the opioid crisis

Medical students lobby Parliament Hill for upstream solutions to the opioid crisis

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.

Defusing the ticking time bomb that can be postpartum depression

Defusing the ticking time bomb that can be postpartum depression

Recently a distraught young mother from British Columbia took her own life while in the grip of postpartum depression, leaving behind a grieving husband and infant son. She was a Registered Nurse and had been seeking treatment for depression and anxiety. Tragically, the health care system she worked for was unable to help her.

Funding community-based programs can help reduce male suicide

Funding community-based programs can help reduce male suicide

Jason was in Grade 5 when he started having feelings for other boys. Because of those feelings he was called names, beaten up in school and even sexually assaulted. Since high school, Jason has been diagnosed with depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. He has also survived a suicide attempt.

It’s time to invest in a comprehensive Child and Youth Mental Health Strategy

It’s time to invest in a comprehensive Child and Youth Mental Health Strategy

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