‘A letter to Daniel’

[yt video=”ZEZ7poWkZ8Y” width=”560″ height=”315″ /] Drawing inspiration from Give Sorrow Words, I collaborated with the talented Faduchi Group, based in Burlington, Ontario, to create a short mental health awareness video. Using music, photographic images and the spoken word, ‘A letter to Daniel’ illustrates the emotional pain of depression and the brutality of losing a loved …

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Writing Give Sorrow Words

On a late April day in 2009 my son Daniel took his life at our family cottage. We became survivors of suicide. Writing about our life after my son’s death was a natural process. In order to understand my son’s tragic outcome I had to first go back to our family life and figure out …

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Writing Give Sorrow Words: The Video

Book Designer, Angel Guerra on selecting the front cover image for Give Sorrow Words: “I chose the image because the book is surrounded by water. Much of it takes place at the cottage. Also, to me, and from my reading of mythology, water is a symbol of crossing over—What separates us from the far shore.”

Bell Let’s Talk Day-Social Media

January 28 was Bell Let’s Talk Day. I spent most of the day online. Recently I joined Twitter and encouraged to follow other like-minded people doing good things in the field of mental health. The concept made sense, but whom would I follow? Where would I begin to find these people?

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