Bill Wilkerson led a campaign to transform the way corporate Canada saw mental illness in the workplace. Then he unexpectedly slipped into crisis himself.
Caregivers who can't get mentally ill loved ones to seek help grapple with laws designed to protect civil rights
Many psychiatric patients never see a family member or friend at their bedside. Guilt, shame, fear and sometimes simply exhaustion can keep loved ones away, but for people enduring long stays in a mental hospital, those visits are a vital lifeline
A long-time advocate for people with mental illnesses gives his prescription for curing what ails mental health care in this country
Members of an older generation struggle to overcome not only their own biases against seeking care for mental disorders, but the lack of services
‘A national charity and a national army of volunteers are critical if we want to keep mental illness out of the shadows forever,' says head of Mental Health Commission
Mental health patients and the medical professionals who treat them face discrimination every day
It was a federal program meant to get mentally ill young offenders into treatment and out of prisons and lives of crime. It could decide the future of Canada's youngest violent criminals, including an Alberta girl who murdered her parents and brother. But five years after its creation, the IRCS system is hamstrung by restrictive laws and scarce health-care resources, critics say
A 10-year-old's violent rages force her parents to send her away. A Grade 1 girl is too terrified to sing O Canada at school. Over 800,000 families deal with childhood mental illness, often without help.
It's a unique challenge: Diagnosing and treating immigrants with depression, anxiety and other diseases of the mind. Columnist Margaret Wente talks to a renowned British psychiatrist who's come to Canada to help
Mental illness is a pervasive presence in almost all of our lives
Patients with mental illness unwanted and forgotten account for an astounding one-third of all hospital time
The Scottish solution: 'Look good but feel crap?'
Scotland is tackling mental illness head on, thanks to new legislation and high-profile, public-awareness campaigns
Prisons: 'The mad and the bad'
Canada often saddles mentally ill people with a double stigma, cycling them through the justice system without treating their underlying disorders
The troubled workplace: The working wounded
Employers are doing a poor job of accommodating people with mental illnesses and it's costing Canada $51-billion a year
Into Sight, Into Mind: The heartbreaking truth about Anne's creator
Kate Macdonald Butler reveals a long-held secret about her grandmother, one of Canada's most beloved authors, Lucy Maud Montgomery
But there's 'a much wider context for understanding' final note found on bedside table of Anne's creator, biographer says
Avoid using restraints, coroner's jury urges after death of schizophrenic who was tied to bed
Paranoid schizophrenic's family doctor, psychiatrist worked steps apart – but there's no record they consulted each other
He was hearing voices and cried for help. When no one answered, he butchered them
But discriminating against people with mental illness is
What does sadness sound like? 'Cells firing five to 30 times per second'
Daniel Alfredsson was inspired to challenge the stigma around mental illness, attaching his high-profile name to a public awareness campaign
EXCERPT: THE GLOBE, 1890