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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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.
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.