Category Mental Health

Legal Marijuana & Necessary Amnesty

Martha Paynter questions whether the discriminatory legacy of gendered and racialized incarceration for drug possession offences can be repaired considering the upcoming legalization of marijuana.

Dementia, Advance Directives & MAiD

Valentina Romano reasons that allowing future-oriented medical assistance in dying requests by persons with dementia may be at odds with respecting their personhood.

Moral Injuries for Military Personnel and Veterans

Kaitlin Wynia reasons that the phenomenon of moral injuries promises important insights into the value of interdisciplinary approaches to understanding health issues for military personnel and veterans.

Why More Funds Are Needed For Psychedelic Research

Paul Austin advocates for increased government funding of psychedelic therapy research, which can transform the way we understand and treat mental health conditions.

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.