May 7, 2015
With more individuals suffering from mental illness and fewer medical students choosing psychiatry as their specialization, the pressing question is: who is going to treat patients in need? At the...
November 19, 2014
The debate over whether Canada should have a legal framework for physician-assisted death is taking place on many fronts. Quebec and BC have put laws in place; the Supreme Court has heard arguments;...
How Can We Nurture Nature?
October 8, 2014
No one is a blank slate at birth. We are a combination of nature, our genes, and nurture, our environment after conception. The Agenda explores how much of us is truly nature, how much nurture, and...
More Anxious Than Ever?
May 10, 2013
Are we collectively more stressed and anxious than before? Is it because of the rapid pace of technological change, economic pessimism, stories of ecological doom, or just a feeling of being...
The Risk of Immigration
May 6, 2013
Mental Health Matters on Immigration: Is immigration good for your mental health? How do immigrants cope with the emotional pressures of leaving home? How resilient does one have to be to be able to...
Tragedy at Newtown
December 18, 2012
The Agenda examines the tragic events in Newtown, Connecticut.
Police and the Mentally Ill
May 10, 2012
Although most people who have a mental illness or addiction problem never come in contact with the police, those who do are most often in crisis. As part of The Agenda's Mental Health Matters series,...
Schizophrenia: A Sentence or a Diagnosis?
May 10, 2012
Schizophrenia is one of the most feared and misunderstood mental illnesses. Is it a disease of the brain or a condition caused by social circumstances? The latest in The Agenda's Mental Health Matters...
Disturbed Minds or Manuals?
May 7, 2012
The upcoming 5th edition of the DSM is causing major debate in the psychiatric community. The Agenda examines how changes to the psychiatric "Bible" will create opportunities to diagnose people with...