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Feed Ontario has released it’s annual Hunger Report. Five million people visited foods banks across the province in the past year. One in 6 identified as having a job. Sadly, food bank visits have increased at the same time people’s ability to give has declined. On the show today are Carolyn Stewart...

A decision on whether to offer Medical Assistaince in Dying – or MaiD - to people living with a mental illness in Canada has been delayed again until March of 2024. It’s such a complex issue .Some psychiatrists are firmly against it and others are firmly in favour....

Opioids are still the major crisis in Canada with 7300 deaths in 2022. But stimulants like methamphetamine also contribute to overdoses. Dr. Leslie Buckley is Chief of Addiction Services at the Centre for Mental Health and Addiction....

Important news from Pathstone Mental Health. Pathstone is now the direct access point for all publicly funded mental health services in Niagara for children aged birth-18 years. It's taking over from Contact Niagara so parents and youth now have a single intake number to call for all mental health services in the region....

The media plays an important role in forming public opinion and jouranists and their media outlets need to change the way they report on violence against women. Gillian’s Place - a shelter for women in Niagara - has put together a free online course on Responsible Media Reporting of Gender-Based Violence and Gendered Issues....

Talking with someone who knows what you're going through can make all the difference when you're in hospital for treatment of a mental illness. Faith Rockburne, who is a Peer Support worker at St. Michaels Hospital in Toronto, finds personal healing for herself as well knowing that she is helping someone recover....

Eram Chhogala is an emergency room and trauma nurse at a hospital in Toronto. She says more and more people are coming to emergency rooms for help for mental health or substance use. Many are overwhelmed by financial stress....