Groups launch Community Coalition for Mental Health in St. John’s, call for government action and a strategy to deal with province’s mental health crisis
Dozens of people affected by mental health and mental illness took to the stage Oct. 15 at Holy Heart Auditorium in St. John’s to share their “asks” with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador as part of a provincial mental health strategy
Steve Kent responds to launch of Community Coalition for Mental Health Newfoundland and Labrador
When Martha Shuping spoke at Memorial University on Sept. 25, her talk was billed as a primer in helping women. The story behind the headline was not so clear-cut.
The intersection of Newfoundland and Labrador’s culture and emerging conceptions of mental health as a human right
In the wake of yet another high profile suicide, it seems like an appropriate time to have a conversation about how it is that we talk about it…
Hundreds gathered in St. John’s Wednesday to share stories and concerns around the state of mental health services in the province
Whether we want, have or need to, at some point in time many of us leave this place we call home. Sometimes we may grow and even ‘find’ ourselves while away. Other times we may be lost before we leave.
Feeling sad about depression, part 2
A challenge to understand madness, or mental illness, in a more compassionate way.
The province is going ahead with a controversial treatment centre in Paradise, despite objections from the community. The centre is being designed to treat young people with complex mental health problems. Last week a group of residents in the community attended a public meeting about the centre, where they voiced their displeasure with the plan to the point where they disrupted the meeting by not allowing the town’s Mayor and other officials to speak. The group were not willing to speak to the media about their concerns. “I believe in this particular instance, we committed to a public meeting. We did a public meeting and we provided the information and we’ll still commit to meeting with people if they have issues and concerns,” said Health Minister Susan Sullivan. Paradise was mentioned as a possible site to treat young people with mental health problems in the province’s budget in 2011 and…