Last week, during Mental Illness Awareness Week, the National Youth Advisory Committee of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, of which I am a part o
On September 26, 2011, Jamie and Yolanda Cameron of Walkerton lost their youngest son, Wes, to suicide.
Mental illness is a very important issue to me.
Soon after Chris died, I knew I wanted to do "something" to honour Chris's memory and bring attention to mental health. I became aware that there wasn't open, candid conversation after losing a child or anyone to suicide. This was the beginning of the idea of the video, Behind the Curtain – How we Survive with my friend, Nancy Hiron.
As a university student, I was aware I had easy access to mental health therapists on campus. But, I never wanted to, or felt that I needed to take advantage of that opportunity. I remembered how much I hated it as a kid, and I didn’t
Guelph Anti-Bullying Coalition headed up by Lynne MacIntyre was out doing some Back to School shopping with her 14 year old daughter a couple of weeks ago. They stopped into the very popular Bluenotes store looking for clothing when Lyn
Granted, it’s not a cheerful subject, but what we should be upbeat about is that suicide is slowly emerging into the light to be discussed, and understood and diminished.