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Originally published on Bell’s Let’s Talk Blog. Just when I thought I’d done everything I could to contribute to the conversations around youth mental health and suicide prevention, I read Laura Eggertson’s excellent piece for CBC NEWS, ‘Canada needs a national suicide prevention strategy – because they work’. Her article set out in thoughtful detail …
Read more Why A National Suicide Prevention Strategy is needed—now.
Last year I reached out to Annie McLaughlin, Engagement Manager at the JED Foundation. JED is a national nonprofit based in New York City that exists to protect emotional health and prevent suicide for teens and young adults in the United States. “We’re partnering with high schools and colleges to strengthen their mental health, substance …
Read more The Moth/JED Foundation Workshop in New York City
First appeared in The Huffington Post on September 19, 2016 Chronic Health Conditions, Inflammation And Major Depressive Disorder Imagine living with asthma (inflammatory disorder) and anaphylaxis (autoimmune disorder) almost from the time you were born. Then imagine growing up and your parents have absolutely no understanding of chronic health conditions and the connection between early …
Read more Suicide Prevention: I Want Other Families To Know What Ours Didn’t
In 2007 I experienced my first ‘Hip’ concert at The Kee in Bala, Ontario. From the first song I became a follower of ‘hip nation’. Standing beside my son I felt pure joy. For the music and because my grown son was hanging out with his mom at a concert. Rocking out to their latest …
Read more My Son Daniel Introduced Our Family to the The Tragically Hip.