Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry will be discussing drug decriminalization and public drug use in the opening session of the annual Union of British Columbia Municipalities convention in Vancouver.
Research has shown that smells enhance autobiographical memories and trigger trauma-related flashbacks and that rates of PTSD, depression and generalized anxiety climb after wildfires and remain elevated for years after.
Recent cases of violence across Canada demonstrate a clear need to treat mental illness early instead of waiting until a serious crime happens, says an executive with the Canadian Mental Health Association.
One week after a survey found Ontario students are struggling to access mental health support, a Toronto District School Board report shows its budget for next year accounts for 485 fewer positions for school-based staff.
Principals reported “increased behavioural issues, kids struggling with self-regulation, and kids struggling with being able to stay mentally healthy,” said Annie Kidder, executive director of People for Education.
Alberta is scheduled to introduce its budget on Tuesday, February 26, 2023 — the last before a spring provincial election — with political observers wondering what the province will do with all its billions of extra petrodollars.