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Recent Blog Posts

  • #SickNotWeak – March 10

    Many years ago I met journalist, TV and radio host Michael Landsberg. We worked together on a corporate video about the Internet- back when this new space was known as the ‘super highway’!  Several years passed and we met again. I had the pleasure of being a guest on TSN’s Off The Record. I appeared …

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  • Bell Lets Talk Day January 27

    On January 27 #BellLetsTalkDay I visited the ladies from CTV’s @The Social to talk about youth #MentalHealth and #SuicidePrevention. I was grateful to hosts @melissagrelo @cynthialoyst for their sensitivity around  a very difficult subject. I was honoured to be part of this robust and intelligent conversation. We can change outcomes for people living with mental …

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  • Excerpt: Grief Work

    “Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak, Whispers the o’er-fraught heart and bids it break.” William Shakespeare, Macbeth, 4.3 Oakville, May 2, 2009 On the first Saturday after our son’s suicide, the four of us got into our truck and drove into downtown Oakville to see a grief counselor. We stopped when we …

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  • A Letter to My Younger Self on Understanding Suicide

    Dear Lynn, You will be blessed with a good marriage and three incredible children: a boy and two girls. The love within your family will stand as a testament to the raw beauty of human experience. Hold tight to this bond, as it will provide solace during life’s most difficult times. As a young mother, …

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