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Had the privilege of reading #WeCanDoBetter by Dr. David Goldbloom (son of Dr. Richard Goldbloom). The last chapter on #mentahealth and #homelessness should be mandatory reading @MikeSavageHFX and @nspc @TimHoustonNS. Here’s the synopsis is (thread):
200,000 people in Canada are estimated to be homeless. More than the entire population of St. John’s NFLD.

Cost per person living with mental illness (excluding medications) who are homeless: $56,000.

Homelessness is an expensive issue.
Shelters and food banks, while important, do not deal with the upstream and downstream causes of homelessness. For a country that prides itself on social welfare and universal health, we are doing in inadequate job of taking care of our most vulnerable people.
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Please don’t call me a medication provider- A 🧵 and discussion

Psychiatrists and other physicians are being referred by many as “medication providers.” I do prescribe medications but that is only a VERY small part of what I do ... /1
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and labeling me as a “medication provider” or “medication doctor” reduces me to that, confuses patients, and propagates misconceptions about #mentahealth and #psychiatry. In general, people are already confused about the different professions within the #mentalhealth system /2
Mental healthcare is a complex and sometimes confusing system. However, because of its complexity, we need to work hard on education rather than reducing the roles to one tool the person uses (e.g. medication provider).
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