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NL Election 2021: Looking for the Silver Lining
Nature abhors a vacuum and when the attention economy is starved of real information it will begin to produce and consume bullshit.
January 25, 2021
# mental health
Mutual Aid is Part of Our Past—and Our Future, Too
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…
October 9, 2020
No Match for Love: The Church & Suicide
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…
September 20, 2019
Mad Pride arrives on the Rock
Group launches initiative to celebrate madness and advocate for experience-based understandings of mental health.
July 11, 2016
An Open Letter to Cathy Bennett Concerning Anxiety
"Respectfully, Minister Bennett, the anxiety that you are currently witnessing pre-exists this budget. Your budget has inflamed it."
April 25, 2016
Let’s talk about Bell
"This type of corporate fundraising has become necessary because as a society we are underfunding and undervaluing public services and community organizations."
January 28, 2016
The Indy’s Top 15 of 2015
See which articles and topics Independent readers cast an eye over most in 2015.
December 31, 2015
“This is a crisis”: Mental health and the 2015 Election
How the parties plan to address the province's mental health and addiction crisis.
November 29, 2015
The colonial roots of mental health and addiction among Indigenous Peoples in Canada
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…
October 8, 2015
Healing spiritual and emotional trauma through dance
Dance Thru It, a new program developed by a St. John’s resident, helps release internal stress through physical movement.
August 20, 2015
Vigil remembers Waterford victims and survivors, calls for new hospital
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…
July 2, 2015
It Takes All Kinds
A Time to Remember and Stand
Remembering The Waterford, those we have lost, and the tired explanations of the past.
June 28, 2015
On sexual violence, gender oppression and mental health
"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,…
June 14, 2015