The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal

Health

Have you been feeling down lately? Chances are your diet is at least partly to blame and one of the culprits may be sugar.

Liberal MLA David Swann is calling for major changes to be made in response to Alberta’s overburdened mental health care system.

“You’re perfectly fine. You’re going to school.”

This is an answer that some parents may give their children in response to mental health complaints, from a seven-year-old who holds his abdomen in pain from being too nervous, to a 17-year-old who can’t seem to get out of bed for days.

According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, in any given year, one in five Canadians will personally experience a mental health issue or illness.