- November 07, 2012 - 13:03
The disheartening issue is not about Dr. Craig and the obivous underfunding for prsion and public psychiatric services but it is the amount of people who use mental health as a catch-all excuse for not taking responsiblity for their own behavior. Yes there are medications that can help with schizophernia, depression, and bipolar. But NO medication can fix a personaility disorder. Yes mental illness and personality disorders go together but this bleeding heart adovacting is disgusting. Why don't we just give every inmate all the ativan, clonazpam, and morhpine they want. Yes better counselling services would help some but for the majority of compulsive liers/manipulators it would just be a 1 hour ego stroke. Of course there is no individual accountability for a crime anymore, only to blame the unacceptable standards of care.
- November 07, 2012 - 12:07
just in case you did not get my last comment???? not every body that goes to prision???? is guilty and if you do not believe what we are saying!!!! go ask your muskrat's falls government and not just the present government!!!!
- November 07, 2012 - 12:00
TO THE COMMENTORS WE DO NOT WANT TO DISGRACE [BUT} NOT EVERY BODY THAT GOES TO PRISION IS GUILTY AND IF YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND GO TALK TO THE MUSKRAT FALLS GOVERNMENT AND NOT JUST THE PRESENT GOVERNMENT!!!!
- November 07, 2012 - 10:11
If they didn't commit crimes they would be entitled to the same health benefits as us civilized people do. If you don't like the jail conditions, how about this don't do anything to get yourself locked up. We have a serious lack of healthcare in the psychiatric field for the public so why should we be catering to lifelong criminals.
- November 07, 2012 - 08:38
I was a patient of Dr. Craig. After about three months I stopped seeing him because he made me feel inferior actually crazy, and even made jokes about my depression; once singing a song in front of three nurses in a cramped up office while they laughed. I can fully understand how the inmates feel and having been a patient myself of Dr. Craig, I can see him treating them the way they say. Why would they make it up or lie? Someone was hired from Ontario to do a peer review of Dr. Craig and he didn't even speak with current or former inmates. That doesn't even make sense. It's bad enough to have to struggle daily with severe depression or mental illness, let alone be treated in a way that makes you feel worse or that it is your fault.
- P F Murphy
- November 07, 2012 - 06:48
I wonder if Mr. Crosbie is looking for another class action law suit. These individuals are criminals in jail, BUT they are still citizens of our society and entitled to medical care which is up to the standard to the rest of society. Their punishment is their incarceration and not added to by a lower standard of care. Let's get our act together and get 5 or 6 psychologists working at HMP so any problems they have can be solved making their time inside productively spent and not a worsening for their eventual release back into society to go around and back into jail again.