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Author: Suzanne Westover

Don Davies

COVID-19 shining a light on where we must do better

Don Davies, NDP health critic and member of Parliament for Vancouver-Kingsway, has long known the value of essential workers.

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Without a job, but not without hope

COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on employment in Canada and abroad. To date, nearly six million people in this country have applied for government emergency benefits to offset their financial burden. That’s almost equivalent to the entire population in the Greater Toronto Area.

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Lloyd Longfield & Matt Jeneroux

Mental health top of mind for members of Parliament

If there’s any job that relies on the power of interpersonal connection, it’s being a member of Parliament.

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Dr. Patricia Pottie

Dr. Patricia Pottie on breaking barriers

When Dr. Patricia Lingley Pottie was about to graduate high school on Nova Scotia’s south shore in the early eighties, she was given the results of a new computerized aptitude test — which she calls a “very primitive precursor to today’s artificial intelligence, albeit a pioneer in its day.”

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“Herkimer”, Aimee’s beloved canoe

Mental Health Commission of Canada mourns a bright light

Aimee LeBlanc loved winter. She spent her honeymoon in the Yukon in late summer, freezing in the back of a pickup with a hardtop camper. Aimee and her husband Dan were a devoted couple who made the most of life’s adventures, big and small.

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Out with resolutions, in with meaningful change

In a recent interview with psychologist and past president of the Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies, Dr. Keith Dobson, the MHCC asked why our New Year’s resolutions almost always fail and how to incorporate meaningful change in our lives.

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A place free from judgement

Everyone had heard that the KAIROS Blanket Exercise could be emotionally difficult.

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Sharing your story: How to do it safely

Giving voice to your experience is important — but so is protecting your mental wellness

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Special Edition: MHCC president and CEO recognized with national honour

“The last thing I was anticipating was to hear that I had been appointed as a member of the Order of Canada. I asked the caller if I could take down her name and number so I’d have proof this really happened!”

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