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Typically, when it comes to most children and youth textbooks on mental health, they too heavily revolve around diagnostic criteria, say a group of Alberta educators. That gap drove Patricia Kostouros, Michelle Briegel and Brenda Thompson to take a different approach with two books launched on Nov. 22 at Mount Royal University. Kostouros and Briegel […]
At the age of 15, Laurissa Rose Degraw attempted to take her own life for the first time. Over the next five years, she tried four more times. “She made it very clear that this is how her life would end,” says her mother, Aimee Huitema. “She said it to me. She said it to […]
Despite increasing awareness of mental health issues, suicide still seems to be a taboo topic, says Kris Goodman. “Everybody still seems to think it’s a deep, dark, dirty secret, and nobody wants to talk it,” he said. Goodman started the Patch It Forward campaign to raise money for the Manitoba Suicide Prevention Line, run by […]