JHSO in the News

Mentally ill ‘warehoused’ in jail – Nugget
August 19, 2015 - The criminal justice system has become a “warehouse” for people whose mental health issues have gone untreated or undetected in the community, according to a report released this week by the John Howard Society of Ontario.…Read More
What Will Your Candidate Do to Support Mental Health? – Huffington Post
August 19, 2015 - One issue that needs to be discussed in this long election period is Canada’s abysmal record dealing with mental illness. Despite Prime Minister Harper having established a Mental Health Commission in 2007 in order to act as “a catalyst for improving the mental health system” and, in the last budget, renewing their mandate for a further 10 years starting in 2017/18, our record is abysmal.…Read More