Harm reduction shouldn’t be considered ‘controversial’ during an opioid overdose crisis
Harm reduction not only benefits the person using, but also the community. So why is it still controversial.
The Royal strives for ‘hospital without walls’ to address mental health issues, substance use — and stigma
Mental health issues and illnesses, including substance use, have been on the rise in Ontario in the past decade. The Royal Ottawa Hospital is expanding their services to meet this need in the community.
More access to mental health services vital to meet increased demand during pandemic, say advocates
This year’s World Mental Health Day highlighted inequities that exist in the health-care system about accessing services for mental health. Here is what advocates in Ottawa have to say.
Recovery Day in Ottawa underlines the need to end stigma around mental health issues, substance use
Mayor Jim Watson officially declared Sept. 17 as “Recovery Day” in Ottawa. Recovery Day Ottawa also unveiled plans for next year’s new WOW Festival.