Alcoholism, drug addiction and the iPad

I recently visited with a family and watched as one of the children had a meltdown over the iPad. This was no ordinary meltdown. The begging, the pleading, the crying, the screaming, the cajoling, to use the iPad reminded me of people who are in rehab for alcoholism...

Mental illness:Dead Vets and Hanging Children

  We are failing in our care of those with mental illness. How do I know? Because we continue to read about dead vets and hanging children. A continuing Globe and Mail investigation has uncovered that “at least 70 soldiers and veterans died by suicide after returning...

There is humour in mental illness

All of us in our lifetimes have set before us a table filled with blessings and curses. Which is which? That is the decision that we make. All of us.   There has been a great deal of discussion about mental illness in the Canadian media the past few weeks. Our mental...