Show No. 53: A Plea for Change; No More Death by a Thousand Cuts.

Show No. 53: A Plea for Change; No More Death by a Thousand Cuts.

Fighting Against the Fragmentation of Services in the Mental Healthcare

Show Summary

Nancy Duffy
Nancy Duffy

This week we talk about the fragmentation of services within the healthcare system, specifically regarding mental health. We’ll explore the story of a woman who lost her daughter, Tamara, to suicide in part because of her disenfranchisement with the system – something described quite well in a memoir recently published in The Walrus titled, Death by a Thousand Cuts.

Tamara Levine on one of her many international adventures.

Tamara Levine was a brilliant young woman whose fate was caught up in a quagmire of failed connections that would ultimately cause her to lose faith in the very system that was supposed to help her.

Carol Cowan-Levine, Tamara’s mother, as well as a registered psychotherapist, joins us to share her important story. And later in the show – we’ll speak with Robert Moroz who is the Integrated Director of Outreach and Community Services for both Hotel-Dieu Grace Health and the Canadian Mental Health Association (Windsor), to discuss what needs to be done with the destructive, fragmented nature of our system.

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This Week’s Guests:

Carol Cowan-Levine

Carol Cowan-Levine is the author of the memoir, Death by a Thousand Cuts, published in The Walrus on May 17th, 2017 (click here for link). Carol Cowan-Levine is a Registered Psychotherapist.

 

Robert Moroz (Photo Courtesy of Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare)

Robert Moroz is the Integrated Director of Outreach and Community Services for both Hotel-Dieu Grace Health and the Canadian Mental Health Association.

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