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Think back to the last time you filled a prescription. Now think back to who paid for that.
One in four people in Canada care for a loved one, friend or neighbour.
Political scientist Shannon Sampert says not enough is being done to help the group of Canadians who are most likely to die by suicide — men, especially those who are middle-aged.
Dr. Kenneth Rockwood, a geriatrician in Halifax and Researcher with the Canadian FRAILTY NETWORK says that an ageist attitude is an underlying cause of unsuitable healthcare for older patients.
The suicide rate for men in Canada is three to four times higher than women.
This rate increases even more in certain subgroups such as gay men, indigenous men or veterans.