June 25, 2015

IWK Health Centre refused to admit teen with mental health problems

CBC news Canada – NS [Nova Scotia] IWK Health Centre refused to admit teen with mental health problems, mother says Lily Morinville, 14, arrested shortly after family told to take her home Jun 08, 2015 A Nova Scotia family is speaking out after they were turned away by a children’s hospital after seeking mental health […]
June 22, 2015

Autistic adult daughter leaves mom exhausted with nowhere to turn*

CBC news Toronto, ON Go Public Hope Galloway among thousands of Canadian parents desperate for help By Kathy Tomlinson, CBC News Posted: Jun 01, 2015 *(Ed note: this story applies equally to parents with children who struggle with FASD and who are technically “adults” with no support systems in place.) Mom can’t find group home […]
June 04, 2015

Ontario Investing $28 Million in Mental Health and Addictions Services

Ed. Note: This is a good step for Ontario but does not address FASD prevention… Province Connecting People with the Care They Need Closer to Home February 25, 2015 Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Ontario is investing in local mental health and addictions organizations to provide care closer to home for people who are […]
June 03, 2015

Canada’s first recovery high school opens in Ontario

A one-hallway high school in Midland, Ont., has opened for students battling addiction. It is believed to be the sole recovery school in the country By: Olivia Carville, Toronto Star Apr 07 2015 Positive posters line the hallways of Quest Collegiate, encouraging students to be kind to one another and supporting them in their recovery. […]