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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 […]
It’s a school day for Nevetha Magendran and younger brother Nithies. Unlike their mother, Praveena Magendran, who didn’t sleep well at the Canadian Red Cross shelter at Regent Park Community Centre, the siblings awake from their cots refreshed, albeit at an earlier hour compared to school days before the fire, when they could walk to […]