The ongoing stigmatization and criminalization of mental illness in Canada

Dr. Gary Chaimowitz  is a forensic psychiatrist who works out of St. Joseph’s hospital in Hamilton, Ontario, where he heads the forensic psychiatry program. He also teaches at McMaster University within the same field. Ruby Ajilore speaks with Dr. Chaimowitz about the history of mental illness in Canada. They discuss the stigmatization and criminalization of people with mental illnesses and the types of social changes need to alter this status quo.

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