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Suzanne Westover

emental health

This is your brain on Instagram

While Digital Health Week was a celebration of the advantages of connected care — from virtual consultations to e-health records to useful apps — it ...
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Meditations on Motherhood

Meditations on motherhood, mental illness, and resiliency

It’s easy to make assumptions about people based on their academic accomplishments, professional successes, or philanthropic contributions. But sometimes if you pull back the curtain, ...
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Phoenix Illustration

Spotlight on recovery

I reached Ian Morrison at his office at the Regina branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). A graduate of the Humber College comedy ...
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A new curriculum of challenges

September in a post-vaccinated world was supposed to hold the promise of a return to normalcy. And while there was elation when that first bell ...
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Mo Korchinski

The road to re-entering society

When Mo Korchinski left prison, she wasn’t handed a kit with resources to help her turn her life around. There was no guide on how ...
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jan arden

Jann Arden’s Age of Acceptance

Only a few pages into Jann Arden’s new book, If I Knew Then: Finding Wisdom in Failure and Power in Aging, I am convinced she’s ...
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Advancing recovery

Understanding recovery starts with acknowledging that every person is entitled to a satisfying, hopeful, and contributing life, even if they experience mental health problems or ...
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Sowing seeds of compassion

The challenges wrought by the pandemic are splashed across the news. They inundate our social media feeds and dominate our conversations (still masked and at ...
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JD Hunter

Teaching students to be brave, reach out, and speak up about mental health

When much of the world shut down in March 2020, HEADSTRONG program manager Fiona Haynes was heartsick. HEADSTRONG summits are interactive gatherings that give young ...
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