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(CBC)   1 in 6 Canadians needed mental health care last year. The other 5 were probably just to drunk too show up at the clinic   (cbc.ca) divider line 54
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2013-09-18 04:20:14 PM  
Not sure if intentional headline word switch...

/Canadian
//Only have minimal bain damblage
 
2013-09-18 04:22:55 PM  
"mental health care" is so broad these days, I'm surprised the number isn't higher.
 
2013-09-18 04:28:24 PM  
Support mental health services or I'LL F**KING KILL YOU
 
2013-09-18 04:49:19 PM  
I haven't had a beer in a week. Something must be wrong with me.

/probably is
//also not canadian
 
2013-09-18 04:50:29 PM  
Drinking IS mental health care. I'd go nuts without it.
 
2013-09-18 04:50:59 PM  
Is a hangover considered a 'mental health issue'?  Because that's the only way I'd believe the 1/6 bit.
 
2013-09-18 04:51:13 PM  
I need Metal Health all the time!

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2013-09-18 04:52:57 PM  
Canada... pfffbt. Why do people insist that its a real country and that it matters what the delusional inhabitants do?
 
2013-09-18 04:54:22 PM  
It's too f'ing cold up there to think about anything other than hockey/drinking.
 
2013-09-18 04:54:26 PM  

The Onion is prophetic: "mental health care" is so broad these days, I'm surprised the number isn't higher.


Yeah. Most broads I know need mental health care.
 
2013-09-18 04:54:54 PM  
I don't suffer from insanity. I enjoy every minute of it.
 
2013-09-18 04:55:04 PM  
crazy canucks. obviously....
 
2013-09-18 04:57:41 PM  

ds_4815: Not sure if intentional headline word switch...

/Canadian
//Only have minimal bain damblage


Great idea for a t-shirt, but people would complain and possibly punch you, so maybe not.

I HAVE MINIMAL BAIN DAMBLAGE

Great name for a villain also. Bane. Bain.
 
2013-09-18 04:58:19 PM  
I heard that if you returned a prescription bottle with a mouse in it, they'll give you free drugs.
 
2013-09-18 05:05:18 PM  

Russ1642: I don't suffer from insanity. I enjoy every minute of it.


I've stopped arguing with the voices in my head. We're on the same side now.
 
2013-09-18 05:06:02 PM  
You realize that "mental problems" includes depression and other routine "mental" problems such as anger issues. The figure for Americans is higher, IIRC.

Mental health care includes tranquillizers, low doses of anti-psycotics and anything else a doctor might prescribe to get you to stop whining and go away. Mental health includes mood disorders, drug abuse problems (self-medication) and so forth, so it covers a lot of issues, some minor, some serious, some hard to categorize.

The other thing to note is that this is a  self-reported deficit of mental health care. One in six complained that they weren't getting enough care. If they're crazy how can we be sure we should trust them? They might think they need more health care than they do. Perhaps they are all hypochondriacs who just think they are crazy because they read an article that asks the perennial question "Are you crazy?", if buy this issue you will find out.

Careful reading. It ruins more jokes, dammit.
 
2013-09-18 05:16:17 PM  
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2013-09-18 05:22:45 PM  
Where drunk?
 
2013-09-18 05:24:18 PM  
motivateurself.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-09-18 05:25:02 PM  

The Onion is prophetic: "mental health care" is so broad these days, I'm surprised the number isn't higher.


Seriously, if only 16% people need to see a doctor for things like depression or anxiety (which a lot of people probably have to some degree that would recognizable in a medical context, even if they don't necessarily seek a medical professional), then I'd say this headline deserves [SPIFFY], not [SCARY]
 
2013-09-18 05:31:10 PM  
It sounds to me that in Canada, mental heath treatment is not covered equally with treatment of other medical disorders.  The article states that  a young man was unable to afford weekly cost of $150 for psychological treatment.  In US, we surely don't have the National Health Care system that Canada has, but in recent years there have been more regulations requiring parity of health insurance coverage of mental health treatment and treatment of other medical conditions.
 
2013-09-18 05:33:09 PM  
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2013-09-18 05:40:51 PM  

lockers: Canada... pfffbt. Why do people insist that its a real country and that it matters what the delusional inhabitants do?


It is a real country.  They have a beer and an airline

It doesn't mean it matters what they do though.
 
2013-09-18 05:45:31 PM  
1 in 6 sounds about right the others must have only played pee wee hockey.
 
2013-09-18 05:46:27 PM  

Gwyrddu: I heard that if you returned a prescription bottle with a mouse in it, they'll give you free drugs.


kristinandcory.com

Doug McKenzie: Yeah. OK, well, uh, we found, uh, this mouse in a bottle of YOUR BEER PRESCRIPTION MEDICINE, eh. Like, we was at a party and, uh, a friend of ours - a COP - had some, and HE PUKED. And he said, uh, come here and get free beer drugs or, uh, he'll press charges.
 
2013-09-18 05:52:30 PM  

eldie: It sounds to me that in Canada, mental heath treatment is not covered equally with treatment of other medical disorders.  The article states that  a young man was unable to afford weekly cost of $150 for psychological treatment.  In US, we surely don't have the National Health Care system that Canada has, but in recent years there have been more regulations requiring parity of health insurance coverage of mental health treatment and treatment of other medical conditions.


If your condition isn't acute then sadly mental healthcare is not covered. But if you end up hospitalized for it then your subsequent mental healthcare is covered by the state. Most of the costs of post hospitalization treatment could have been avoided with preventative health care but since mental illness is often suffering that is invisible to anyone but the afflicted it's easy to ignore. The only plus side is some GPs are also well trained mental health professionals so if you look around you might be able to find a GP who is very good at treating mental health.
 
2013-09-18 05:57:40 PM  
idk -- i was depressed... Walked into mental health and told them i was having a bad farking day and needed to talk to someone. Within 15 miniutes i was in a room chatting with a proffesional and they set me up with weekly appointments. After about 6 i was done. We worked through some angst and anger and crap and life was better. They helped me immensely. No drugs, no 'keep going to therapy so the therapist has a paycheck' -- just help. Good help. It was really nice to know that support exists.

I'm not mentally ill -- no more than any other person on the street. Sometimes we need help. Someone to talk to. Someone to help us through a tough time. Mental health care is not just for the mentally ill -- its for everyone because at some point everyone could use some mental health care.
 
2013-09-18 05:59:31 PM  

gfid: It is a real country.  They have a beer and an airline


Yeah, but do they have their own cheese?
 
2013-09-18 06:13:14 PM  
It's time to man up Nancies and stop being a frozen tundra full of miserable whiners!
 
2013-09-18 06:26:21 PM  
 

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/mental
 
2013-09-18 06:32:02 PM  
I wasn't drunk. I just ate a lot of doughnuts and passed out from a sugar high.
 
2013-09-18 06:34:51 PM  
Oh hey subby. I know you're just taking the piss, but you're comin' off as a bit of a skid. Most of us are just skookum.

Sorry.
 
2013-09-18 06:38:51 PM  
"As a matter of fact, I do hear voices. And they don't like you!"
 
2013-09-18 06:40:04 PM  
Unfortunately, Canada's current government seems to think that the best way to treat mental illness is by building more jails, and by imposing harsher sentences.

"The police are becoming the first point of contact for those who are severely mentally ill, and that is wrong, These people require health care, support, and medical treatment, not the criminal justice system.  The police should not, and cannot, continue to be the first point of contact.  Lives are being put at risk and we need senior levels of government to step up and provide the resources they are responsible for".
- Vancouver Chief of Police, Jim Chu
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/dailybrew/vancouver-mayor-police-chie f- city-facing-mental-health-211726844.html
 
2013-09-18 07:22:39 PM  
Meanwhile, in America, we have even higher cases of undiagnosed mental illnesses, and an even greater capacity to arm ourselves with assault weaponry, what could possible go wrong!!!
 
2013-09-18 07:43:44 PM  

gfid: le insist that its a real country and that it matters what the delusional inhabitants do?

It is a real country.  They have a beer


We are all just glad we are basically ignored. We can live good lives without the stress. puff puff pass.
 
2013-09-18 07:52:50 PM  

arghhh: The police are becoming the first point of contact for those who are severely mentally ill, and that is wrong,


As wrong as stealing 40 cakes?
 
2013-09-18 07:55:44 PM  

mikefinch: I'm not mentally ill -- no more than any other person on the street. Sometimes we need help. Someone to talk to. Someone to help us through a tough time. Mental health care is not just for the mentally ill -- its for everyone because at some point everyone could use some mental health care.


shiat, we all need some mental health care. Our society and culture is making us crazy.

And I keep my interactions with "modern life" pretty minimal. I don't know how most of you even cope without going postal.
 
2013-09-18 08:17:46 PM  
If you self-medicate with booze, what's the problem.  It's worked for millenia.   Why is there a stigma attached to it, but not to popping pills?
 
2013-09-18 08:40:16 PM  
heyheyhey...we other 5 were too drunk to drive to the clinic.
 
2013-09-18 08:47:27 PM  

The Onion is prophetic: arghhh: The police are becoming the first point of contact for those who are severely mentally ill, and that is wrong,

As wrong as stealing 40 cakes?


40 urinal cakes.

/you wouldn't download a urinal cake, would you?
 
2013-09-18 08:57:12 PM  
I guess they were Coo loo coo coo, coo coo coo coo!

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2013-09-18 09:01:07 PM  
One in six Americans probably needs it, too, but can't afford it.
 
2013-09-18 09:13:09 PM  
*hic*
 
2013-09-18 09:33:03 PM  
I'm trying to figure out why this got the scary tag- what's scary is the number of people in the United States who need mental health care and can't get it.

Maybe if they could get timely care, these problems wouldn't escalate until we end up with another mass shooting or woman drowning her kids.
 
2013-09-18 09:34:43 PM  

mikefinch: idk -- i was depressed... Walked into mental health and told them i was having a bad farking day and needed to talk to someone. Within 15 miniutes i was in a room chatting with a proffesional and they set me up with weekly appointments. After about 6 i was done. We worked through some angst and anger and crap and life was better. They helped me immensely. No drugs, no 'keep going to therapy so the therapist has a paycheck' -- just help. Good help. It was really nice to know that support exists.

I'm not mentally ill -- no more than any other person on the street. Sometimes we need help. Someone to talk to. Someone to help us through a tough time. Mental health care is not just for the mentally ill -- its for everyone because at some point everyone could use some mental health care.


Haven't you got any mates?
 
2013-09-18 10:44:50 PM  
raftersblog.com
 
2013-09-18 10:47:45 PM  
Well, at least I know I'm not alone, even if it feels that way most days
 
2013-09-19 12:18:26 AM  
1 in 6 Canadians is not 600,000 Canadians...great math there CBC.
 
2013-09-19 03:13:21 AM  

MemeSlave: mikefinch: idk -- i was depressed... Walked into mental health and told them i was having a bad farking day and needed to talk to someone. Within 15 miniutes i was in a room chatting with a proffesional and they set me up with weekly appointments. After about 6 i was done. We worked through some angst and anger and crap and life was better. They helped me immensely. No drugs, no 'keep going to therapy so the therapist has a paycheck' -- just help. Good help. It was really nice to know that support exists.

I'm not mentally ill -- no more than any other person on the street. Sometimes we need help. Someone to talk to. Someone to help us through a tough time. Mental health care is not just for the mentally ill -- its for everyone because at some point everyone could use some mental health care.

Haven't you got any mates?


I do... But sometimes you need an external person who has distance from you and your situation.
 
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