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Author: Michel Rodrigue

Father and a son sitting on the river bank.

Tough Talk

Long before I knew what mental health was, I knew that men didn’t talk about it. Certain topics were simply off the table, with deep personal feelings heading the list. To talk about those things would be unnatural, unwelcome, and uncomfortable — not to mention unmasculine.

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Carolyn Bennett

A Conversation with Canada’s First Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, Carolyn Bennett

When I first learned that Carolyn Bennett had been named Canada’s inaugural minister of mental health and addictions, I was overcome with gratitude.

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