Not Just Any Village

In recent months, I have come to learn more and more about the difficulties indigenous youth have in obtaining mental health services. In part, this is because local, provincial and federal news reports are calling attention to these difficulties but I am also very much aware of the needs of these young people in my…

Bleak Midwinter

The holiday season has officially started. I have begun to make a list of the families in my practice that should receive grocery vouchers so that they can afford food for the holidays. I also make a list for the teenagers who are living on their own. I confirm addresses and watch young people’s faces…

The ER Choice

After a CTV report last week outlining how many adolescents in Ontario have to get care from Emergency Rooms, I decided to evaluate how care is in one outpatient program, the one where I work. My goal was to try and get an impression of what it was like to be a patient in the…