Burning out the parental units

Parenting is hard work; there is not a parent around who would disagree with that statement. You arrive home from the hospital with this tiny little being and wonder, what next? What do I do now? Very quickly, that question is answered for you as you become overwhelmed with feedings and diaper changes, recognizing this … Continued

About Kim English

I am a Registered Nurse, and Nursing professor with a passion for addressing mental health issues amongst youth. My specific areas of interest are assisting those with mental illness and on the autism spectrum navigate post secondary education and career entry. I also serve as an advocate for rural and Indigenous youth mental health issues.


Access to Care in Ontario

There is a common conversation for those working in or educating others regarding the differences between equity and equality. We highlight equity is not synonymous with equality, and that we cannot expect things to be the same for every person. What happens though if neither equity or equality are present? Is that even possible? The … Continued

About Kim English

I am a Registered Nurse, and Nursing professor with a passion for addressing mental health issues amongst youth. My specific areas of interest are assisting those with mental illness and on the autism spectrum navigate post secondary education and career entry. I also serve as an advocate for rural and Indigenous youth mental health issues.


Maybe we should be watching 13 reasons why

If you haven’t watched it or heard all of the chatter regarding it, 13 Reasons Why is the latest Netflix hit. The show depicts the events leading up to – and shortly after – the suicide of its main character, Hannah. Hannah leaves a series of tapes for 13 people who she feels “played a … Continued

About Kim English

I am a Registered Nurse, and Nursing professor with a passion for addressing mental health issues amongst youth. My specific areas of interest are assisting those with mental illness and on the autism spectrum navigate post secondary education and career entry. I also serve as an advocate for rural and Indigenous youth mental health issues.


Parents Need Support

  Mental health seems to be on everyone’s radar right now – there are fundraisers, movements, ways to change your Facebook postings. It almost seems as though mental health is suddenly….SEXY?! Can that be possible?  For caregivers, parents, loved ones of those living with mental illness we know that is not the case. Mental health … Continued

About Kim English

I am a Registered Nurse, and Nursing professor with a passion for addressing mental health issues amongst youth. My specific areas of interest are assisting those with mental illness and on the autism spectrum navigate post secondary education and career entry. I also serve as an advocate for rural and Indigenous youth mental health issues.


Autism doesn’t end at 5!

April is autism awareness month, an appropriate time to think about the autism journey experienced by many families. Recently the Ontario government announced improvements in funding for kids with autism. The idea sounded like a good one — increase funding to support greater access to Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI). Certainly, the evidence supports the notion … Continued

About Kim English

I am a Registered Nurse, and Nursing professor with a passion for addressing mental health issues amongst youth. My specific areas of interest are assisting those with mental illness and on the autism spectrum navigate post secondary education and career entry. I also serve as an advocate for rural and Indigenous youth mental health issues.