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

(Recorded Tuesday, Jun 6th, 2017) This week we talk about the fragmentation of services within the health care 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.

Confronting the Fragmentation of Services in the Mental Healthcare

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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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