Marvin Ross

Marvin Ross is a Dundas, Ontario writer, Huffington Post blogger and publisher (Bridgeross Communications) with a particular interest in mental health. Dr E Fuller Torrey, in his latest edition of the classic Understanding Schizophrenia A Manual For Families, called Mr Ross “one of the leading Canadian advocates for individuals with serious psychiatric disorders”.

He listed 3 Bridgeross titles as among the top books on schizophrenia. These are Schizophrenia, Medicine’s Mystery Society’s Shame by Marvin Ross along with After Her Brain Broke: Helping My Daughter Recover Her Sanity by Susan Inman, and Dr. Carolyn Dobbins’ What A Life Can Be: One Therapist’s Take on Schizoaffective Disorder. .

His company, Bridgeross, publishes a number of other books on schizophrenia that have been recommended by NAMI in the US, EUFAMI in Europe, The Mood Disorders Society of Canada, and the World Federation for Schizophrenia and Allied Disorders.

Three of the top 10 must read books on schizophrenia listed by, are Bridgeross Titles.

He is also the producer of two documentary films on schizophrenia


3 thoughts on “Marvin Ross

  1. I have read some of your articles about pain treatment and the terrible guidelines but wasn’t aware of your work regarding mental health. I will have to read some of your published works concerning these illnesses. I am not sure if you have seen the Standards For Opioid Prescribing For Chronic Non Cancer Pain that was put out by Health Quality Ontario this year or not but they leave out the GRADE of the evidence used to support them along with other important information. I am attempting to step up the fight in any way possible. PROP was involved in not only the McMaster Guidelines but also the Standards written by HQO. Are you aware that for the purpose of supporting the guidelines, that medications used were not what a typical Chronic Pain Patient would receive? Also that the NSAID used was Diclofenac which caused 2 serious adverse events compared to the Tramadol which saw only one minor adverse event? The only study that used doses of Tramadol strong enough to treat pain in double blind studies showed it to be more effective than diclofenac but for the purpose of the guidelines they stated that NSAIDS were ALMOST as effective as the opioid.I found court cases where judges ruled that people have the right to choose their medication provided that it doesn’t infringe on the rights of others. These cases were in regards to marijuana but the comments were about medical treatment over all,


  2. I agree – 100%

    My son needs support and I feel that the government does little to support people with serious mental illness – even when they apply for programs that are there to support them – if they are “non -compliant” – which many are because of their illness – they lose services.

    Because they are a group of people that aren’t well enough to fight for their rights and do not meet the standards of society – they are easily disposable – they fade into the streets – they are the “nuisance” in our society – they are not going to get out and vote when they can’t even look after themselves – instead, they are on the street – begging for change – my son’s ODSP was cut in half – and nothing has been done about it even though I take him in to try and get more support they won’t give it to him

    We should not call them homeless people – we should call them the “disposed” of people – the people that are treated with such unkindness by many.

    I am always trying to find solutions for my son.
    But it is like banging your head up against the wall – nothing makes sense – there is little to no help
    -but I am still in his corner.

    How well a society looks after the weakest link is the hallmark of that society.


  3. As a member of the Hamilton Social Work Action Committee (HSWAC) chaired by Dr. Sally Palmer, Prof. Emeritus, McMaster School of Social Work, I would like to give you (and any others you may recruit) the opportunity to sign a petition that HSWAC has launched to raise the rates of social assistance in Ontario. Your Spectator article of Feb. 11/21 clearly references the present rates as way too low. In order to be presented in the Legislative Assembly signatures must be original (not online or faxed). Please tell me how I can send you the petition so you can print it out and send it before mid April to the address which will appear on the bottom of it. With thanks for your anticipated support, Heather Gregersen, member of HSWAC, 289 520 0919


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