Category: Mental Health

#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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Chapter Nine: DK Goes North

Sometimes I try to imagine the last hours of Daniel’s life. I try in the hope I will come to understand why our son ended his life. I replay the scenario over and over, but it never brings the comfort I’m looking for. Oakville April 28, 2009 Daniel had turned his cell phone off and …

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The Long Distance Journey

I’m a long distance runner. My muse is the marathon. That increasingly popular athletic pursuit of the masses. On a glorious, windswept sunny day- the first Sunday in November I stood on the Verrazano Bridge high above the northeastern shores of Staten Island with my race plan committed to memory. The New York harbor and …

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