May 17, 2016 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Global News
Despite calls from “outraged” Ontario health workers, the province won’t stop putting immigration detainees in provincial jails any time soon.
May 5, 2016 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Global News
Corrections Minister Yasir Naqvi is “concerned” that Ontario inmates are being put in solitary confinement because of their mental illnesses — but he won’t commit to ending the practice entirely.
May 3, 2016 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Global News
Canadians who returned from Afghanistan bearing psychic scars find themselves traumatized and out of the military in far greater numbers than counterparts suffering from mental illnesses unrelated to the Afghan mission.
April 29, 2016 – Anna Mehler Paperny and Patrick Cain, Global News
We don’t know much about him but we know he was “bizarre.”
“Bizarre behaviour” is what got him placed in solitary confinement in the first place.
December 18, 2015 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Global News
Half a dozen doctors’ diagnoses didn’t do it: In the eyes of Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, Norman Traversy says, his mental trauma’s all in his head.
November 19, 2015 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Global News
A new report released Thursday outlines the growing burden of mental illness in the cost Canada pays for combat, and outlines gaps in information on veterans’ health care costs once they leave the military.
December 4, 2014 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Global News
More Ontarians are reporting mental anguish and almost a quarter million have considered killing themselves in the past 12 months, according to a report from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.
November 13, 2014 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Global News
Ontario needs to rethink the way it treats addiction and pain if it wants to tackle a worsening prescription opioid health crisis, critics say.
Preliminary figures obtained by Global News indicate opioids are killing more Ontarians than ever before – and the province has no plan to shift away from its one-drug crackdown even as the opioid crisis shifts to such less-notorious drugs as Fentanyl and Hydromorph Contin.
November 12, 2014 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Global News
Last May, as Global News published an investigation showing Canada’s sickest inmates are held in its deadliest prisons, Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney pledged to take seriously the treatment of mentally ill inmates – starting with a two-bed pilot project at a facility designed for offenders with severe mental illness.
More than six months later, that two-bed pilot project has yet to materialize. The federal government, for its part, points to an interim agreement for one woman as progress in itself.
October 6, 2014 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Global News
When Judge Sheila Whelan shot down an attempt to designate Marlene Carter a dangerous offender, she said the public would be “shocked” by the way Carter, an inmate with a history of abuse and severe mental illness, was treated in prison.
Now the Crown is appealing that decision, arguing that to protect the public Carter must be incarcerated indefinitely.