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  • The right to dieReuel S. Amdur
    October 22, 2015

    Physicians and others in the health care field are trying to get their heads around the reality of the coming into effect next February of the Supreme Court decision permitting euthanasia and assisted dying.

  • Crime prevention and homework clubs Reuel S. Amdur
    October 22, 2015

    Crime Prevention Ottawa recently presented a panel on homework clubs at the Ottawa City Hall. The work of such clubs in high need areas was, said local United Way chief Michael Allen, a priority for his organization.

  • How can you prevent suicide?Reuel S. Amdur
    November 7, 2015

    safeTalk is a mnemonic. Safe is for "Suicide Alertness for Everyone," emphasizing that the role is not just for professionals. The City of Ottawa offers the half-day safeTalk training for all its employees. Talk is for "Tell, Ask, Listen, and Keep safe." The program is designed and carried out by LivingWorks.

  • Assisted dying in QuebecReuel S. Amdur
    November 7, 2015

    Quebec will begin providing euthanasia and assisted suicide for patients beginning this December (2015). The province took considerable time to "get it right." The bill was first introduced by Parti Québécois Member of the Quebec National Assembly Véronique Hivon in 2013, under a PQ government.

  • From childhood suffering to adult problemsReuel S. Amdur
    November 27, 2015

    The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) research project is clearly one of the most significant studies of its kind in identifying the impact of childhood experiences on later dysfunctions.

  • Mental health problems of today's youthReuel S. Amdur
    November 27, 2015

    The Royal Ottawa Hospital, in conjunction with the Ottawa-Carleton District Board of Education and the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), held a public educational program at Ottawa's Robert Borden High School on September 30. Children's mental health was the topic.

  • Prevention, not punishmentReuel S. Amdur
    November 27, 2015

    In a sermon delivered at Ottawa's First Unitarian Congregation on October 18, Irvin Waller decried the rate of incarceration. His talk was entitled "From Punishment to Public Safety." He called for a shift from policing and incarceration to prevention.

  • Surviving suicideReuel S. Amdur
    November 27, 2015

    Suicide not only snuffs out a life. It also leaves wounds on those left behind. This was the concern addressed at a morning seminar in Ottawa on September 10. Jennifer Ward was the keynote presenter at this program sponsored by the Ottawa Suicide Prevention Coalition.

  • The passing of Dr. Frances Kelsey at 101 Reuel S. Amdur
    November 27, 2015

    The recent passing of Dr. Frances Kelsey at the age of 101 in London Ontario is an occasion for remembering her courage in saving families of having seriously deformed children due to pregnant women taking thalidomide during pregnancy.

  • The Ununited WayReuel S. Amdur
    January 30, 2016

    The Oakville United Way is looking at the possibility of creation of an area-wide United Way, according to a Toronto Star editorial from last year. That reminded me of a United Way consolidation effort of which I was a part back in 1975.

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