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We Need to Talk About Suicide #EndTheStigma #MentalHealth

Today in Canada approximately 11 people will end their lives by suicide and approximately 210 others will attempt it. Five years ago my daughter was one of those people, and five years later the pain is just as great as it ever was. If regrets a [...]

Five Years Ago Today We Said Goodbye #RehtaehParsons

Five years ago today I said goodbye to Rehtaeh for the last time. I picked her up from an appointment with a counsellor and drove her home to her mom's house in Cole Harbour. The trip took about twenty minutes and I replay it in my head always. [...]

2018-04-04T11:59:01+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|Categories: Mental Health, Rehtaeh Parsons|Tags: , |7 Comments

Voices For Equity Launches 😎🙌

I'm incredibly happy to be part of this important speakers initiative. Conceived by internationally recognized speaker Julie S. Lalonde, Voices for Equity is a collaboration with violence prevention speaker Kevin Vowles. ​ V4E represents speaker [...]

Thank You Australia and New Zealand #RehtaehParsons

Recently, Rehtaeh's movie, No Place to Hide, was shown in Australia and New Zealand. We always know where it's being broadcast because of all the emails and messages we receive. To everyone who has reached out with words of kindness and support [...]

2018-01-15T09:52:42+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Categories: Rehtaeh Parsons|Tags: , |Comments Off on Thank You Australia and New Zealand #RehtaehParsons

Journalists and Rape Culture

Shortly after Rehtaeh's death, I read an online blog post by Canadian writer Crystal Smith. In her post, titled How I Failed Rehtaeh Parsons, Smith says she was in a park with her son and struck up a conversation with another parent who happened [...]

2018-01-14T15:24:27+00:00 January 14th, 2018|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Journalists and Rape Culture
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