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Understanding Ontario’s Sex Ed Curriculum by @NadineThornhill

Nadine Thornhill has been helping families and educators talk to kids about sex for over a decade. She has a Doctor of Education in Child and Adolescent Sexuality and is a member of The Sexuality and Information Council of Canada. About Nadine After twenty years working in theatre, Nadine’s career in sex education began with part-time job a [...]

2018-09-18T22:44:26+00:00September 18th, 2018|Categories: Random Posts, Sexual Assault|Tags: , , |0 Comments

#WorldSuicidePreventionDay

Today in Canada, 10 people will end their lives by suicide; 200 others will attempt so. For each death by suicide, between 7 and 10 people left behind are profoundly affected. World Suicide Prevention Day is an opportunity for everyone in the community – the public, charitable organizations, communities, researchers, clinicians, practitioners, [...]

2018-09-10T10:41:46+00:00September 10th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health|Tags: , |0 Comments

Open Letter to Doug Ford by Rayne Fisher-Quann

Head Organizer Rayne Fisher-Quann's speech at the March for Our Education rally in Toronto, 21 July 2018. Please give her a follow and say thanks - Rayne on Twitter. "Hey everyone!! As some of you know, yesterday was the March for Our Education protest. I can't express enough how incredible of an experience it was for me, and how amazing it [...]

2018-07-24T09:38:49+00:00July 24th, 2018|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Open Letter to Doug Ford by Rayne Fisher-Quann

CBC Radio Interview with Katie Simpson #SexEdSavesLives

This is an interview I did (13 July 2018) with CBC's Katie Simpson regarding Doug Ford's plan to scrap Ontario's sex-ed curriculum. "Rehtaeh Parsons's father, Glen Canning, explains why he strongly disagrees with the Ontario government's decision to scrap its modernized sex education curriculum." If you find yourself in a bad place p [...]

2018-07-15T14:00:07+00:00July 15th, 2018|Categories: Rehtaeh Parsons, Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on CBC Radio Interview with Katie Simpson #SexEdSavesLives

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 and grief were dirt, I could shovel a mountain and still not find the answers I need to explain this. [...]

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 emotional matter - depression. Hawking gave a hopeful message to people suffering from depression, ma [...]

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

Breaking Is Freeing

This poem resonates with me in many ways. I've never felt so broken, but so real. ~Spoken by Alike (Adepero Oduye) in Pariah Written by Dee Rees Heartbreak opens onto the sunrise For even breaking is opening And I am broken I’m open Broken to the new light without pushing in Open to the possibilities within, pushing out See the love shine in [...]

2017-08-18T19:08:57+00:00August 18th, 2017|Categories: Mental Health|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Breaking Is Freeing

Functioning

I've been busier than usual this past month. Being invited to share Rehtaeh's story always makes me feel good, even if it's hard to do. The image below is from a recent talk. Haven't been writing as much as I'd like. It's seems daunting and I know it's just the place I'm in. Small things seems big. I'm writing this just to write something. I d [...]

2017-06-07T22:11:25+00:00June 7th, 2017|Categories: Mental Health|Tags: , |Comments Off on Functioning

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 don't. You are not playing "devils advocate" to a person in a crisis. You're playing the devil. Judg [...]

2016-12-13T12:12:47+00:00December 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 this very day. Five years ago. I walked into the library at my highschool to finish some homework durin [...]

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