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Dymond, The Honourable Matthew B.
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Mental disorders as the Number One Health Problem in Ontario. An analysis of this statement. The enormity of the problem. The economics of the problem. The personal aspect, often overlooked, forgotten, or ignored. Asking what can be done as an indicator of progress. An acceptance of the problem as one of the greatest challenges of our times. A review of what has been done so far; a history of the treatment of mental disorders in North America, and in Ontario. The new concept of mental disorder. Remaining ignorance, superstition, lack of information, and misinformation about disorders of the mind. Striving to arouse public consciousness or awareness. Stirring up public conscience. Stimulating people to activity. Facing this Number One Health Challenge.