After many years of success, is no longer in operation. We would like to thank everyone who has contributed to the organization over the past decade including our dedicated researchers, newspaper editors, readers and funders. However, now it is time to move onto new ways of looking at knowledge mobilization and policy. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Shannon Sampert at

Many patients with chronic health conditions also have mental health issues that go undiagnosed and untreated

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

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

Le Canada néglige les personnes souffrant de maladie mentale

Tout démontre que l’accessibilité des soins de santé mentale au Canada est médiocre. Parmi les personnes souffrant de dépression, une sur cinq bénéficie de soins adéquats.

Les médicaments aident-ils les enfants ayant un trouble d’hyperactivité avec déficit de l’attention, ou leur nuisent-ils ?

Au cours des vingt dernières années, les troubles mentaux ont surpassé les déficiences physiques en tant que principale cause de limitation des activités chez l’enfant. Aujourd’hui, le trouble d’hyperactivité avec déficit de l’attention (THADA) est trois fois plus susceptible que l’asthme de constituer une source d’incapacité de l’enfant, et les cas de THADA chez les enfants d’âge scolaire sont en croissance autant au Canada qu’aux États-Unis.

Prenatal stress can affect the fetal and infant brain

Last month, it was reported that an Edmonton woman was badly beaten by her spouse. Though the attack put her in the hospital, the police offered a silver lining by stating that her unborn baby, at least, wasn’t harmed. Sadly, this claim underestimates the profound effect severe stress can have on children’s development in their first years of life, including while they’re still in the womb.

Backgrounder: Mental illness and addictions in Canada

Mental illness and addictions take a toll that can be measured in human costs, healthcare costs and costs to society. Approximately one in five Canadians experience a mental illness or addiction each year and 50% will experience one in their lifetime.