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  • Confrontation with PoliceReuel S. Amdur
    November 6, 2016

    This anatomy of a confrontation with police is based solely on the account of the event given by the civilian who was involved in the conflict with police. It is being credited for two reasons: it details his own stupid, impulsive, antagonistic behavior without any attempt to cover it up, and some of the police behavior alleged in this instance has been seen in other cases. So what happened?

  • Coping with Trauma and LossReuel S. Amdur
    November 6, 2016

    Most people experience at least one traumatic experience in their lifetime. That is what psychologist Katie Bendell recently told an audience at a lecture held at the Royal Ottawa Hospital. She and her colleague Keegan Barker spoke about trauma and loss.

  • Ins and Outs of RetirementReuel S. Amdur
    December 6, 2016

    The retirement income system "is complex, with lots of moving parts that intersect with each other and with the tax system."

  • The Challenge of Men's Mental HealthReuel S. Amdur
    December 6, 2016

    Boys don't cry. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger. These are among many of the aphorisms that are indicative of an ethos of masculinity that bodes ill for male mental health.

  • Welfare in OntarioReuel S. Amdur
    December 6, 2016

    Ontario has a two-tiered social assistance system. When I came to Canada and Ontario in 1969 they were called Family Benefits and General Assistance. Mike Harris changed them to Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) and Ontario Works (OW).

  • Dealing with HoardingReuel S. Amdur
    December 6, 2016

    Hoarding is a problem faced by many helpers, formal and informal.

  • Ins and Outs of RetirementReuel S. Amdur
    February 21, 2017

    The retirement income system "is complex, with lots of moving parts that intersect with each other and with the tax system." These words, of Bob Baldwin, former Director, Social Economic Policy for the Canadian Labour Congress and member and chairman of the Canada Pension Plan Advisory Board, were echoed in presentations at an Ottawa Council on Aging luncheon session on November 23. He and Richard Shillington, an author, statistician, and researcher who has produced reports for the C.D. Howe and Broadbent institutes, attempted to unpack some of the complexities.

  • Ombudsman in need of an OmbudsmanReuel S. Amdur
    February 21, 2017

    Ontario Ombudsman Paul Dubé issued a hard-hitting report on his organization's investigation of short-comings of the Ministry of Community and Social Services in its handling of the situations of the mentally deficient. He found "a baffling lack of flexibility from officials at the top." Well, the ancient Romans had a word for it. "De te fabula narrantur." That's your story. Let me explain.

  • Getting inside the BrainReuel S. Amdur
    February 21, 2017

    It is at least in part a question of philosophy and physiology, as well as psychology and medicine. Where is the location of thought, and then of disturbed thought and mood? For Zul Merali, President and CEO of the Royal Institute of Mental Health Research, the answer is the brain.

  • Mental Health Care from Past to PresentReuel S. Amdur
    February 21, 2017

    At a session for the general public held on November 1, the Royal Ottawa Hospital's Psychiatrist in Chief Raj Bhatla gave a brief history of psychiatry, ending with a list of new treatments and trends.

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