National Newswatch

Turning mental health promises in #elxn44 into action

Sep 16 2021 — Margaret Eaton — At age 63, Bill has attempted to take his own life eight times. Even before the pandemic, the Saskatchewan resident’s lifeline was his community mental health nurse, who helped him navigate the ups and downs of ongoing depression and financial troubles. “In most places in Canada, community mental health nurses just don’t exist,” he explains. […]

Mental illness should never be a death sentence

Feb 20 2021 — Margaret Eaton — Anyone living with mental illness knows it can absolutely be grievous and even unbearable. However, what sets mental illness apart from all other types of suffering is that there always remains the hope of recovery. That’s why the Senate’s amendment to C-7, the assisted dying bill, is so concerning. People with a mental health problem […]