Turning the sex ed clock back to 1998 puts our youth at risk

Turning the sex ed clock back to 1998 puts our youth at risk

LGBTQ youth face additional mental health pressures associated with stigma and discrimination   It’s now widely known that the Ontario Ministry of Education will be reverting to the 2010 sex education curriculum to teach our youth – despite widespread criticism. What’s worse is youth in grades 7 and 8 will actually be taught the 1998 […]

When siblings become caretakers they often lack adequate supports and resources

When siblings become caretakers they often lack adequate supports and resources

Individuals with developmental disabilities are living longer than ever A combination of better medical care and good lives in the community have led to longer life expectancies for individuals with a developmental disability – that’s a good news story. But many are now outliving their parents who have taken care of them over their lifetimes. […]

When a new mom has disturbing and uncontrolled thoughts about hurting her baby, help is available

When a new mom has disturbing and uncontrolled thoughts about hurting her baby, help is available

Postpartum OCD is frequently misdiagnosed and misunderstood – but it is treatable   In January, a new mother in California became part of a viral Facebook post that described her baby’s four-month postpartum checkup. As a result of the thoughts she shared with her health care providers, the police were called and she was escorted […]

Sometimes it’s just not enough to heal the body

Sometimes it’s just not enough to heal the body

Three years later: Robin Williams and reporting on the “S-word”

Three years later: Robin Williams and reporting on the “S-word”

Despite the fanfare, the medical benefits of marijuana remain experimental for many conditions

Despite the fanfare, the medical benefits of marijuana remain experimental for many conditions

Men’s Sheds help build longer, happier lives

Men’s Sheds help build longer, happier lives

We need to talk about male suicide

We need to talk about male suicide

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.

Public health ignores men’s suicide

Public health ignores men’s suicide

Funding community-based programs can reduce male suicide

Funding community-based programs can reduce male suicide

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.

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