As N.S. town grapples with youth mental health, parents search for solutions |

  Warning: This story contains content that may be disturbing to some readers. Discretion is advised.  The Mental Health & Addictions Provincial Crisis Line can be reached at 1-888-429-8167. More resources are listed below. Three years after her daughter lost her battle with her mental health struggles, Kelly Mitchell is still coming to terms with … Read more

True Stories: One Woman Goes from Lawyering to Leaping to Boost Her Mental Health and Well-Being.

Podcast: Play in new window | Download This interview is part of the ongoing podcast series “True Stories,” where I have conversations with lawyers about their journeys through mental health challenges and well-being triumphs. In this podcast interview, I speak with Rosari Sarasvaty who grew up in Indonesia and earned law a law degree there … Read more

Pandemic still affecting UK students’ mental health, says helpline

The pandemic is still taking its toll on UK university students’ mental health, experts are warning, as figures show that growing numbers are seeking help from peer-run helplines for anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts. Nightline, which is staffed by anonymous student volunteers, said it had recorded a 51.4% increase in calls in 2020-21, and that … Read more

Sadly, Few Discuss Mental Health at Diabetes Appointments: The Healthcare Satisfaction Survey

Mental health issues are astonishingly common in people with diabetes — both type 1 diabetes and type 2. These chronic conditions, which entail such immense cognitive and emotional burdens, frequently lead to anxiety, stress, and depression. And yet, according to our recent survey on the topic, only about half of diabetes patients regularly discuss their … Read more

What is Toxic Masculinity and How it Impacts Mental Health

If you’ve been around for the past few years, you’ve probably heard of toxic masculinity. You’ve probably also heard that it’s bad and needs elimination. This isn’t going to be another “here’s why it’s bad and here’s why all men are bad” article. Instead, I will briefly summarize toxic masculinity, why it poses problems to … Read more

Unite for Meriem and fight for better mental and emotional health support

Meriem knows what it’s like to be excluded. Meriem, who was born in Morocco, endured years of bullying at school when she and her family first moved to Hobart. It triggered an eating disorder, a particularly dangerous condition for people with type 1 diabetes. “There were many factors that led to my eating disorder, including … Read more

TBI, PTSD, and Other Mental Health Conditions – Anew Era TMS & Psychiatry

It’s been said that life is a series of quiet explosions. We go about our lives, day in and day out until something happens that rocks our world. For some people, that event is a traumatic brain injury (TBI). TBIs can happen in any number of ways. A fall. A car accident. A sports injury. … Read more

Young lives are being destroyed by a lack of mental health support | Letters

Our children and young people are facing mental health challenges on an unprecedented scale (Editorial, 6 November). Tragically, there seems to be little meaningful action being taken in response. My 17-year-old son died by suicide last year. We had spent over a year trying to secure adequate help for him – it never came. Even … Read more

Free mental health program for teens and youth comes back to Simcoe County – Barrie |

Youth in need of mental health support will be able to access a free mental wellness program back in the Simcoe County region in November. The Y Mind program is a collaboration between the YMCA of Simcoe Muskoka, Catholic Family Services of Simcoe County and Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care. The early intervention mental wellness … Read more