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Mental illness and the justice system

This is my third feature in a series about mental health for Canadian Nurse magazine, in collaboration with the Mental Health Commission of Canada. All too often, people with mental illness who have been in trouble with the law or incarcerated are assumed to be likely to reoffend at the drop of a hat. This stereotype does […]

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Suicide Prevention and Postvention Initiatives

This is my second feature in a series about mental health for Canadian Nurse in collaboration with the Mental Health Commission of Canada. Suicide is a devastating tragedy — not only for those who take their own lives — but also for the family and friends left behind. Around the time this story was published, I […]

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Let’s Talk: Mental Health and Stigma

As today is the annual Bell Let’s Talk Day to raise mental health awareness, I’m sharing my recent feature about mental health and stigma for Canadian Nurse magazine.  Stigma is one of the main reasons why those who are suffering from a mental health issue do not reach out for help. Reducing stigma among health-care providers, one […]

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