YorkU mental health ruling a “step back,” writes Star columnist

January 19, 2016

“Enlightened treatment of the mentally ill can only come through candour and plain speaking,” writes Toronto Star columnist Heather Mallick. In her view, this means that the recent ruling requiring York University to provide disability accommodation without knowing the diagnosis is a “slide backwards into silence and shame.” Mallick argues that openness is a prerequisite to lessen the stigmas around mental illness, and that the university should know the diagnosis so that it can “match the help with the reason it is needed.” Toronto Star