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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

Stephen Hawking on Depression

World-renowned theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and best selling author Stephen Hawking is known for providing complex insights into space, time, and theoretical physics. In a recent talk, the iconic man applied his brilliant mind to a more e [...]

2018-01-09T23:11:12+00:00 January 9th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Stephen Hawking on Depression

A Note to My Seven Year Old Self

If I walked in I would have killed that man. I revisit that place many times in my dreams, and every time, I kill him before I hug you. If I could grab you and run I would, knowing dead or alive, he'll have his hands on us for the rest of our live [...]

2017-11-05T14:35:32+00:00 November 5th, 2017|Categories: Mental Health|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Sad news in #Halifax #endthestigma #mentalhealth

This morning I read the story of a young Halifax woman who had a mental health crisis and her experience at the hands of the Halifax police. For those negatively commenting on her story, either on Facebook or other social media websites: Please [...]

2016-12-13T12:12:47+00:00 December 13th, 2016|Categories: Mental Health|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Sad news in #Halifax #endthestigma #mentalhealth

Remembering #JamieHubley #mentalhealth

Today marks the 5th anniversary of Jamie Hubley's death. Jamie's family is very much on my mind. I hope they can find a memory to smile about today, and everyday. The following was written by a young man inspired by Jamie. He is one of many. On thi [...]

2016-10-21T21:42:40+00:00 October 15th, 2016|Categories: Mental Health|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Remembering #JamieHubley #mentalhealth
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