Mutual aid work filled me with a hope I didn’t know I needed. I needed a way back to a sense of community I had lost in the months spent in isolation.
The church has a bad track record dealing with mental illness, and those who have lost loved ones to suicide. I know because I saw it happen to my father.
Group launches initiative to celebrate madness and advocate for experience-based understandings of mental health.
“Respectfully, Minister Bennett, the anxiety that you are currently witnessing pre-exists this budget. Your budget has inflamed it.”
“This type of corporate fundraising has become necessary because as a society we are underfunding and undervaluing public services and community organizations.”
See which articles and topics Independent readers cast an eye over most in 2015.
How the parties plan to address the province’s mental health and addiction crisis.
Next time someone complains about “drunken Indians” or makes a “gas-sniffing” joke, remember how the legacy of systematic neglect, abuse, abduction, rape and genocide of First Nations, Métis and Inuit people persists today — and how we’re doing very little about it.
Dance Thru It, a new program developed by a St. John’s resident, helps release internal stress through physical movement.
Amid urgent calls for new mental health facilities and implementation of the ‘recovery model’ of mental healthcare in N.L., people and groups continue to explain the problems and solutions to policy-makers, who have been saying for decades the hospital is coming “soon”.
Remembering The Waterford, those we have lost, and the tired explanations of the past.
“People feel that they can’t safely disclose to anyone the violence that they have experienced and repress it, try to live with it, internalize it, blame themselves for it, and learn that it’s how the world is and it’s what they deserve, until that kind of internal toxicity becomes too much to bear.”
“The lunatics of 2015…will be digging no more trenches because those who are responsible for the health and well-being of the people of this province fail. We will work in an entirely different way.”
A reflection on the power of mindfulness and compassion in unravelling the complex nature of stigma around mental health
A sea change in the province’s mental health movement indicates unprecedented momentum
The House of Assembly proceedings of Jan. 21 weren’t only a win for democracy, they were a victory for the thousands province wide who don’t have access to adequate mental health care services and want to see meaningful change
The trouble with expectations
Taking care of yourself is important, especially during these cold, darker months of the year.
Ashley Smith: What the death of one means to many