By John Oliffe and Britney Dennison alcohol abuse, gay and bisexual men, Mental health, post tramautic stress disorder, preventing suicide, programs for suicide prevention, risk for suicide behaviour, strategies for preventing suicide, substance abuse, suicide, suicide prevention, suicide risk, veterans
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.
By Mariette Chartier and Marni Brownell Canada, Canadian health care, Canadian healthcare system, Choosing wisely, dépression, education, Mental health, mental health strategy, mental illness, poverty, suicide
Mental illness is the most common illness experienced by children and teens in Canada.