Home Page News Opinion Foreign Policy Politics Policy Legislation Lobbying Hill Life & People Hill Climbers Heard On The Hill Calendar Archives Classifieds
Hill Times Events Inside Ottawa Directory Hill Times Store Hill Times Careers The Wire Report The Lobby Monitor Parliament Now
Subscribe Reuse & Permissions Advertising FAQ
Contact UsLog In
Opinion

Funding community-based programs can help reduce male suicide

By Britney Dennison, John Oliffe      

Government agencies across Canada need to support and scale up such targeted community-based programs which can advance the mental health of vulnerable subgroups of men. The benefits from these investments will reach many women, children and other men, by reducing male suicide.

Canada's Minister of Health, Jane Philpott, has been emphasizing the need for more funding for mental health services and support. Erica Ngao photograph courtesy of the MaRS Discovery District

Jason was in grade five when he started having feelings for other boys. Because of those feelings he was called names, beaten up in school, and even sexually assaulted. Since high school, Jason has been diagnosed with depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder. He has also survived a suicide attempt.

Related Stories

Politics This Morning

Get the latest news from The Hill Times

Politics This Morning


Your email has been added. An email has been sent to your address, please click the link inside of it to confirm your subscription.

Rollout of infrastructure money ‘lagging indicator’ of effort to spur economic activity, says deputy minister

News|By Palak Mangat
A ‘real impetus’ in earmarking funds for infrastructure projects is getting it approved, says one bureaucrat, but one MP adds there may still be gaps in how Ottawa allocates such dollars.

Senate, House report at least 30 COVID-19 cases in Parliamentary Precinct since pandemic’s early days

On April 29, PSPC launched a rapid testing program after a 10-case outbreak among Centre Block construction workers, the most reported cases among workers on the Hill, according to new data.

‘You are walking on eggshells’: infectious disease docs say ‘trust in vaccines is fragile,’ NACI guidance unhelpful

News|By Mike Lapointe
The federal government has been urging Canadians to get the first vaccine available.

Bill C-10: how closing the YouTube ‘loophole’ created a political firestorm

The partisan finger-pointing that has defined the debate around Bill C-10 over the past two weeks is rooted in an attempt by the government, and a few MPs, to make sure that influential streaming companies that rely on uploaded content, such as YouTube, are bound by rules designed to promote Canadian cultural content, and protect Canadian broadcasters. 

Bill to entrench new Senate leaders for good has arrived

Bill S-4 would give better pay and official status to the leaders of the new groups in the Senate.

Setup of tribunal for privacy complaints could delay levying of fines, says watchdog

News|By Palak Mangat
The establishment of an administrative tribunal could ‘encourage’ companies to pursue that as an avenue of redress, instead of first trying to comply with the privacy commissioner’s findings, the watchdog says.

Thousands of expiring Conservative Party memberships this month throwing a wrench in nominations, say Conservatives

News|By Abbas Rana
The Conservatives have nominated candidates in about 200 of the 338 ridings across the country, according to party spokesman Cory Hann.

Large-scale projects under Canada Infrastructure Bank’s umbrella, ‘take time,’ says CEO, following PBO report outlining ongoing delays in projects

News|By Mike Lapointe
Public-private partnerships require significant design and engineering work, community engagement, environmental assessment and planning, as well as contracting with the person who’s going to build it during the actual construction period and ramp up into operation, says CIB CEO Ehren Cory.

Top PMO aide got assurances ‘no one’s safety was at risk’ as probe into Vance allegation hit impasse

News|By Beatrice Paez
Katie Telford repeatedly deflected questions around whether she ‘deliberately withheld’ information from the prime minister.
Your group subscription includes premium access to Politics This Morning briefing.