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Developing mental health services for children and teens a priority

Tyler lived in a dream world. It was a place filled with terror, suspicion, paranoia and voices. The voices told him of the conspiracy only he...

Breaking down barriers to mental healthcare

An estimated 1.2 million Canadian children and youth are affected by mental illness—yet less than 20 per cent will receive treatment. Laura Kent* has worked...

Changing the perception of mental healthcare

Earlier this year, I stood on the front of a large piece of heavy construction machinery with the Providence Care Board Chair as we...

Patient and family advisors use own experiences to enhance mental healthcare

In 2005, Margret Hajdinjak’s son (Steven Hajdinjak) took his own life after suffering with depression. He had visited the hospital for treatment for mental...

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