Category Mental Health

Analytics and the Prevention of Suicide

Greg Horne describes how data on social media can be used to identify and concentrate resources on groups who are at risk of suicide.

Ethics, sexuality, and dementia in long-term care

Alisa Grigorovich and Pia Kontos suggest that long-term care residents with dementia can benefit from leisure and social activities that are supportive of sexual expression and the formation of intimate and romantic relationships.

Mental Illness and Access to Assisted Dying

Ryan Tanner responds to objections to allowing medical assistance in dying for persons suffering from mental illness as the sole underlying medical condition.

Limits on Medical Marijuana for Veterans

Chelsea Cox questions the federal government’s recent decision to limit reimbursement for the cost of medical marijuana used by veterans to three grams a day.

Assisted Dying, Mental Illness, & Patient Age

Ellen Wiebe, a physician who has provided medical assistance in dying, discusses her views about providing this service when the request is from a young person suffering from mental illness.

Wait lists: Barriers to Trans Healthcare

Zack Marshall calls for comprehensive strategies to address long wait lists and other barriers to the provision and use of trans healthcare services.

Refugees and the Interim Federal Health Program

Abdihamid Abdihalim considers the benefits and challenges of Canada’s Interim Federal Health Program.