Episode 1-Accessing Mental Health Care

  I will take you with me on a first visit to a psychiatrist with Dr. David Koczerginski, Chief of Psychiatry at William Osler Health System. Some people are afraid of the questions that might be asked. We’ll remove that fear together. There are some people who...

Episode 2-Mental Health Therapies

  There are many therapies for mental illness. We’ll learn about the different talk therapies from psychiatry to cognitive behaviour therapy and psychoanalysis, drug therapy and spiritual care. We’ll hear, again, from Dr. Koczerginski, psychoanalyst Dr. Stephen...

Episode 3-Suicide and Involuntary Commitment

  Too many of our children are taking their own lives. We will hear from a mother whose nineteen year old son tried to commit suicide. Then we will talk to Robin-Lee Norris a lawyer in Guelph, Ontario, Jacqueline Long a social worker in Guelph and Constable Mark...

Episode 4-Concurrent Disorders-Including Addiction

  I visited the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, CAMH, in Toronto, to talk to social worker, Jodi Wolff, Addiction Therapist, about concurrent disorders. Recreational drugs can sometimes, for some people, be life threatening and life altering. With all my...

Episode 5-Mental Health Care in the Community

I discovered that there are mental health care providers in health clinics around Ontario. Hopefully, those with mental health issues will be encouraged to take advantage of that help and seek early intervention. I spoke with Kim Bell at the East Wellington Family...