For the past two weeks, members of Families supporting Adults with Mental Illness in Alberta (FAMI-Alberta) have been watching the debate on Bill 17, the Mental Health Amendment Act. We’ve been watching as if lives
Guest blog by Marvin Ross @dysdads The extraordinary measures being used to deal with the current pandemic have implications for involuntary committal procedures for the mentally ill. Thanks to my fellow advocate DJ Jaffe of
Some important developments concerning Alberta’s approach to mental illness occurred in 2019. In June, the Alberta Ombudsman – concerned that five-year-old recommendations about Mental Health Review Panels hadn’t been implemented – released the report Treating
A couple’s romantic stroll is interrupted when they encounter a dirty, ragged homeless man rocking back and forth on the sidewalk muttering random words. They wonder why someone doesn’t do something about such disgusting people.