Friday, November 8, 2013 2:59:51 PM
@jets4life: #1 Glad you got help. Doubly glad it worked! Not every medication will do the job, and sometimes "side effects" build up too! One of my meds nearly KILLED ME! (not a joke! I had an aneurism, not in my brain thankfully!) #2 yay! The Jets came back! Now if they'd only get above .500 eh? #3 The family reported, and it fits the timeline, that she`d been waiting 16+ months for help (iirc). That`s longer than "average" but think about it: HALF the people DO wait "longer than average" eh? I waited: 2 months to SEE a doctor. 3 months to SEE a psychiatrist. About "average" at the time...
@cuthere2: Thanks for the support! What you said is absolutely true, that`s why the liberals (and Liberals) squeal so loudly :-) wee-wee-wee!
Friday, August 23, 2013 8:45:47 PM
"How dare you use this incident to make a political point. It isn't even a good argument against national healthcare. " You mean as opposed to our government, and Liberals attempting to do the same thing over, and over, and over... Using children, murders, etc to make political points? Go take your manufactured outrage somewhere else!
Thursday, August 1, 2013 10:07:44 PM
I live in the Winnipeg suburb of St. James, which is the same suburb of this story.
I suffer from depression and anxiety. I went untreated for years due to wanting to avoid the stigma associated with mental health issues. I never wanted to admit something wrong with me, and tried to tough it out. About 10 years ago, I hit a wall and spent a week in bed before family and friends forced me to go to my GP.
In short: I got a prescription for Celexa. A month later the drug did nothing. Got prescribed Effexor and referred to a psychiatrist. Used group benefits to pay for Psychologist appointments. Used my work's EAP service. In just over a month, I was in at the hospital seeing a psychiatrist. I received about a year of weekly sessions for free. In Canada, the help is available for those who seek it. However, most don`t seek the help they need in fear of being judged by others. The story says "The WRHA has not said whether Gibson sought or received treatment for a me
Thursday, August 1, 2013 3:16:00 PM
@Patchy: No. Manitoba is currently 'the worst` but ALL ACROSS Canada it`s pretty much the same: long waits for few doctors/ specialists.
8 out of 10 provinces is NOT "isolated" ok?
UNLESS: It`s a real emergency? Then yes, care is fast, excellent and low-cost (not quite `free` but usually.)
@Patchy: Obamacare falls into "Government Intervention" in an industry. That -loosely- falls under socialism. OK? In this case? The US Gov`t is trying to make things WORSE for the citizens and MORE PROFITABLE for huge businesses... nice eh?