By Shannon Sampert causes suicide, dépression, male suicide, Mental health, mental health issues, mental health research, risk for suicide behaviour, suicide, suicide prevention, suicide risk
Originally published in the Winnipeg Free Press on April 27, 2017 When there is talk about suicide, most people envision a young person struggling with mental health. While that may be the No. 1 cause of death for people under the age of 20, those most likely to die by suicide are middle-aged men. This […]
By Yona Lunsky and Robert Balogh Canada, Canada Health Act, Canada healthcare system, developmental disabilities, mental disabilities, Mental health, Mental Health Commission of Canada, mental health issues, mental health strategy
Almost half of those with developmental disabilities are diagnosed with mental illness or addiction — and they are among the most frequent visitors to emergency departments A version of this commentary appeared in Policy Options, the Vancouver Province and the Winnipeg Free Press With the recent federal commitment to increase mental health funding across Canada, we […]
By Vivian Tam and Jacqueline Carverhill chronic pain, deaths, mental health issues, Opioid crisis, over-prescribing, overdose, prescription, Prescription opioid crisis, prescription opioids
A call to the emergency room announced that the ambulance was on its way. Joey, a middle-aged oilfield worker, was experiencing a suspected toxic ingestion of the opioid, fentanyl.
By Allison B. Dart and Mariette J. Chartier Canada's healthcare sytem, diabetes, first nations, health, Health system, high blood pressure, hospitalization, kidney failure, mental health issues, vulnerable population
As many as forty thousand people in Canada are affected by kidney failure — a problem that is increasing across the country, with significant consequences for our health system.