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Smoother transitions for patients living with mental illness

Richard Merrick knows how challenging it can be to make the transition from hospital to community, particularly for patients living with mental illness or...

Unlocking the door to better housing for people with mental illness

You wouldn’t know it driving down residential Moonlight Avenue, in Sudbury, Ontario, that there are people living in a group home setting with mental...

Why share my darkness? The face of mental healthcare

I started thinking about all the labels I have had; insane, criminal, crazy, mentally ill, manic depressive, I could name a few more. Labels are...

The stigma of mental illness

While researching for this column, I came across a story about two British supermarket chains selling Halloween costumes that make “insensitive references to mental...

Climbing mountains to raise awareness of child and adolescent mental illness

In July of 2011, a dedicated group of individuals, community members and staff at Markham Stouffville Hospital began their journey to raise awareness of...

Death by hopelessness

Are we assessing and treating mental illness with the same urgency as we are physical complaints?  This becomes one of those columns with more...

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