Wounded Warriors Canada expands program access to Saskatchewan

Wounded Warriors Canada is expanding access to its programming for first responders in Saskatchewan. The national mental health charity said they had an “overwhelming response to the Humboldt tragedy” and saw the need during the Elk Ridge retreat to run…

Calgary Board of Education speaks after 9-year-old Syrian girl dies by suicide

The Calgary Board of Education (CBE) spoke publicly for the first time on Monday, responding to news that a nine-year-old Syrian girl died by suicide in March. READ MORE: Syrian family in Calgary mourning loss of 9-year-old daughter who died…

Death of 9-year-old Syrian girl raises alarm bells among mental health advocates

Following the death of a nine-year-old Syrian girl in Calgary, those working with young newcomers say it is an extreme outcome of a larger issue that many are facing. “It’s extremely real. If you go and visit schools with refugee…

Death of 9-year-old Syrian refugee girl sparks debate on mental health for newcomers

April 20 2019 5:45pm The death of nine-year-old Syrian refugee Amal Alsheteiwi has sparked a new discussion on the mental wellbeing of newcomers to Canada. Alshteiwi took her own life after reporting several incidences of bullying at school. Jayme Doll…

‘I feel like they just don’t care’: The people waiting for mental health support in Atlantic Canada

For many people who deal with a mental illness, even seemingly simple daily tasks can be difficult. “I’m unable to work, I have trouble sleeping, eating,” says Nicole Tardieu who has been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). “It’s taken…