A sublime meditation on validation. Bravo!
…in which a young woman shares her adolescent anxieties and blossoms into a role model for us all.
Happy International Women’s Day!
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Lindsey Tanner/The Associated Press CHICAGO — Older fathers may face higher risks than previously thought for having children with psychiatric problems, including bipolar disorder, autism and attention deficits, according to the largest study to examine the potential links. American and […]
OTTAWA — Canada’s defence chief says the public attention and outrage that has erupted over military suicides may be contributing to the problem by having “brought a slight honour to the act of suicide.” The Canadian Forces has been rocked […]
Sheryl Ubelacker/The Canadian Press TORONTO — Adolescent girls with a major mental health disorder are three times more likely to get pregnant than those without a mental illness, say researchers, underscoring the need for specialized prevention programs for this vulnerable […]
David Blackwell. via Compfight I thought twice about sharing the news about the academic scholarship from Shire (see Scholarship for ADHD Students). I’m well aware of the large faction who generally vilify pharmaceutical companies and specifically skewer those of us who are open about including ADHD medication as part of our treatment regime. The week […]
OTTAWA — More Canadians than ever are surviving heart attack and stroke but many are not making the lifestyle changes necessary to prevent another major health scare, according to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. In its annual report on the […]
ST. LOUIS – The suicide of a young Toronto woman has prompted the University of Missouri, where she went on a swimming scholarship, to bolster its mental health services. Sasha Menu Courey, 20, killed herself in June 2011 in a … Continue Reading
Bell Canada’s annual “Let’s Talk” mental health campaign Tuesday raised exactly $5,472,585.90, the company announced Wednesday, although only a small share of that came from social media. “Thank you everyone! I am just blown away by your incredible support for […]
Yesterday was Bell “Let’s Talk” Day and the masses, including many politicians like Prime Minister Stephen Harper and celebrities such as Ellen, banded together to raise awareness to “end the stigma” of mental health issues in Canada. For every text, tweet Facebook share and long distance call made, Bell donated $0.05 to the cause. From
This op-ed appeared in the Ottawa Citizen on January 28, 2014. On Dec. 29, Christopher Peloso, the 40-year-old husband of former Ontario deputy premier George Smitherman, was reported missing. “Freedom from depression has been elusive for Christopher,” Smitherman tweeted on the eve of the 29th. “We fear for his safety.” A followup tweet issued just hours later linked … Continue reading →
Today, Bell Canada is donating 5 cents in support of mental health initiatives every time the hashtag #BellLetsTalk is tweeted or a Bell customer places a call or text message. By 3:15 p.m. on Tuesday, this has been done more […]
Place your finger on your forehead, just above the eyebrows toward the right side. It is now within centimetres of your conscience. Our conscience is not, as long thought, a theological abstraction, but is in fact an organ resident in our skulls. Furth…
This Tuesday, you probably saw your Facebook and Twitter feeds filling up with one resounding message: Let’s talk. Specifically, “Bell Let’s Talk,” the telecom’s mental health awareness campaign. This is the fourth year that Bell is donating five cents for […]
A Conservative MP says he would like to see the creation of a national registry that would track causes of all unnatural deaths in Canada in the wake of a Postmedia News series examining this country’s patchwork system of coroner’s […]
This was a week of boys behaving badly. Both Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and Canadian celebrity export Justin Bieber made headlines with their wild behaviour this week. Bieber (and his darling mugshot) was plastered across front pages and top-of-the-hour breaking […]
TORONTO — It was the unspoken question at the Ontario Court of Appeal Monday morning: What the heck are we all doing here anyway? This, after all, was not an appeal of the verdict in the Richard Kachkar case, which […]
Risking player’s brain trauma for profit makes the NHL a gladiator pimp organization.
At some point, as estimates continue to roll in, the NHL accountants and lawyers will realize that reducing concussion risk in the NHL will make the league more profitable. The NHLPA needs to do a better job advocating for the health of its membership.
That will get me watching again, and my kids.
And that may be the only thing, aggravated by class action lawsuits, that get the game safer for players. Oh and the CBC getting rid of Don Cherry.
Here’s information from a recent study (Read more…)
TORONTO – Closing arguments are expected to begin today at an inquest examining the…
When we start a blog instead of simply keeping a private diary, it’s because we want to connect with others. When you start to blog, you join a community. It comes as no surprise that many bloggers are drawn to online communities as a place to work through challenges — …
TORONTO — It is surely possible to go further afield from the cold, cruel realities of frontline policing than the coroner’s inquest examining three Toronto police shooting deaths of mentally ill people travelled on Monday. But offhand, I can’t think […]
TORONTO – The head of the Ontario Human Rights Commission is testifying at an…
SOCIAL MEDICINE:People like the Koch brothers, Stevie and Rob Ford are actually mentally-ill from the POV of rational humanist social norms.
By their lights, though, their greed is 100% rational and desirable, regardless of cost to others. The sa…
Bell is once again following through on their commitment to support mental health initiatives. Their annual “Let’s Talk Day” is happening on January 28th and will see a donation of 5¢ for every text message sent, long-distance call made, tweet shared (using #BellLetsTalk), and every Facebook share of the Bell Let’s Talk image. Last year
Depression can be a difficult illness to understand if you’ve never experienced it, and depressive episodes can be incredibly isolating experiences. But the webcomic Depression Comix offers a peek into the depressed mind while helping a lot of depresse…
STONY PLAIN, Alta. — A U.S. mental-health advocate hopes a woman from Arizona who admits she helped her mother commit suicide in Canada will continue to get care if she’s deported. Linda Jean McNall, 53, is to be sentenced Tuesday […]
WASHINGTON — Nicholas Simmons disappeared from his parents’ house in a small upstate New York town on New Year’s Day, leaving behind his wallet, cellphone and everything else. Four days later, an Associated Press photographer, looking for a way to […]
I just successfully transferred four years of family photos onto albums on-line that got shipped to my home as big colourful books. Then I breathed a huge sigh of relief. I was ever anxious about anything happening to my laptop because I’d be devastated to lose all my photos, and my dropbox is full. Now I just have to fear a house fire. Apple’s dealing with it!
I used iPhoto albums, even though the company uses slave labour. I struggle to rectify my political beliefs and current practices sometimes. There are a lot of things I do well, but I (Read more…)
Sherlock & John
I watched the first episode of the new season of Sherlock last night. There’s a sub-plot with no spoilers here: John Watson gets engaged to Mary. Mrs. Hudson, the landlady, is shocked that he’s engaged to a woman since he and Sherlock were obviously so close – and so soon after his passing and all. John vehemently objects to the insinuation that he is now, or ever was, gay.
In class before the break I read a bit about Montaigne’s affection for La Boétie, and the very first comment I got from a pretty enlightened group (Read more…)
There are no charity runs or walks for the patients Dr. Emil Coccaro treats and if there is one thing he is certain of, it is this: “I can guarantee you that there is nobody out there who wants to […]
A few nights ago I was watching the greatest Christmas movie ever made, Die Hard, and flipping over to A Christmas Carol during the commercials. When I was a kid the Scrooge movie freaked me out just enough so I … Continue reading →
TORONTO — As a smart friend said of the remarkable jurors in the Ashley Smith Ontario coroner’s inquest, “This was a jury which wanted to be both heard and heeded.” It is a generous assessment of the verdict and recommendations […]
LONDON, Ont. — A London, Ont., man convicted of attempted murder in the savage beating of a 12-year-old autistic boy is expected to be sentenced today. Greg Simard, 25, pleaded guilty to four charges related to the vicious assault outside […]
“A Toronto woman denied a flight to New York as part of a cruise trip wants to know how U.S. border agents knew about her history of mental illness. Ellen Richardson says she was told by U.S. customs officials at … Continue reading →
OTTAWA — Many family doctors may not know how to assess post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in patients, the Canadian Medical Association Journal says. In an article published Monday, the journal laid out practical advice for family physicians dealing with patients […]
Big week for the Washingtons, who were mentioned by Rob Ford AND threatened to sue a radio station AND were screwed by NFL officials on national television to get eliminated from the playoffs. Amazingly, only one of those things included […]
TRURO, N.S. – The younger brother of a soldier whose death has raised questions…
Well folks, it’s two for-one-day here at Allan’s Perspective! For the last time (we hope) Rob Ford has made it as our “Asshole of the Day!” Even though I was a Ford supporter, there is a point where ya just got to say…………………., ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! This guy has shown a terrific lack of judgement, […]