Summer Hart

The overrepresentation of individuals with mental illness in the criminal justice system has been well-documented, however, correctional services are often ill-equipped to address this topic. Through an exploration of relevant research, this article calls for an expanded role of occupational therapy within Mental Health Courts and elucidates what this re-envisioning can entail.

Vanessa S.K. Fan, Riya Shah, Sharon S. Kwan & Anna Krosinski

The COVID-19 pandemic contributed to a growing population with post-COVID-19 mental and functional impairments, increasing rehabilitation demands. This rapid review suggests that cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) improves insomnia, depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms among survivors of COVID-19. More research is warranted to illustrate CBT’s role in improving function. Online CBT resources are provided for public use.

Valeriya Demydenko, Maria Gladkikh, & Alexandra Krassikova

Rehabilitation is an essential component of promoting quality of life and enabling individuals to meaningfully participate in all domains on life. However, rehabilitation services can be difficult to obtain and a large proportion of people are living with unmet rehabilitation needs. This article tells the story of a mother advocating on behalf of her young son living with a disability and the challenges they encounter navigating the rehabilitation system.

Kohle Merry & Megan MacPherson

To date, little attention has been paid to client and clinician perspectives for how to pivot in-person rehab services to tele-rehab models. Developing tele-rehab solutions using evidence-based behaviour change techniques and in collaboration with end-users has the potential to improve health service accessibility and availability.