It was with a heavy heart this week that Julian Daly, executive director of the Our Place Society in Victoria, decided to pen a commentary in the Times Colonist calling for involuntary care for a small subsection of people with severe psychiatric disorders who are experiencing homelessness. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/should-people-with-severe-mental-illnesses-and-no-home-be-forced-into-treatment-1.6007637 Continue reading Should people with severe mental illnesses and no home be forced into treatment?
It has always been clear to me that substance use disorders are mental illnesses. I see my parent in every person I work with. I would never judge someone for their current reality, as mental illness can be experienced by anyone. From my life experience and professional experience, it is evident to me the only … Continue reading Substance users need solidarity and support, not judgment