Time to look at the social and economic determinants that create emotional crisis and suicide.
Canada can do so much better to deliver better mental health care and prevent suicide. Why isn’t it?
How the Trudeau government is neglecting the alarming mental health challenges of COVID-19. Just days after this was published, Prime Minister Trudeau personally announced the creation of the government’s COVID-19 mental health portal.
Trudeau government needs to address alarming mental health impacts of coronavirus. Just days after this column appeared, Prime Minister Trudeau personally announced the government’s COVID-19 mental health portal.
Why Canada needs a national 9-8-8 hotline for mental health emergencies.
Kathleen Finlay was a guest on Ottawa’s CFRA radio, appearing on the Dahlia Kurtz show. The subject was bringing a three-digit 9-8-8 hotline to Canada. Dahlia’s is a big supporter of Kathleen’s campaign and of better mental health services in Canada.
Kathleen Finlay’s op-ed about bringing a three-digit 9-8-8 hotline to Canada appeared in Saturday’s Ottawa Citizen, print edition.
It is estimated that 100,000 Canadians attempt to take their lives every year. More than 4000 die from suicide. We need a faster way of getting help to those in crisis. A three-digit 988 hotline is one answer.