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Description: So how do psychologists feel about the issues raised in the Globe and Mail’s Open Minds series on the state of mental health treatment in Canada? Read this Ontario Psychological Association (OPA) Facebook page post to see their specific response to an Op Ed (opinion/editorial) column by Andre Picard a Globe and Mail health reporter who contributed to the series. Have you seen or heard any other responses? Have you heard or become involved in or started any discussions on the issues raised in the series?

Sources: Ontario Psychological Association (OPA) Facebook page comment on the Globe and Mail’s Open Minds series (Andre Picard’s Op Ed piece)

Date: Released June 5, 2015

Andre Picard

Photo Source: Photo of Andre Picard, Globe and Mail Health Reporter http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/psychotherapy-a-better-funding-model-must-be-found/article24596535/

Links:     https://www.facebook.com/ONPsych/posts/994535927237522

Questions for Discussion:

  1. What is OPA’s position on Andre Picard’s Op Ed column?
  2. Review the comments that follow the OPA piece and comment of their general tone and on what position the OPA members seem to hold?
  3. Search and see if you can find any government responses wither to the OPA position or to the Globe and Mail’s Open Minds series (see earlier blog on this series on this site for links to all the articles in the series).

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