- "Northern Manitoba community declares state of emergency over suicide epidemic" by Katie Dangerfield (Global News)
- "'Sweat is the best antidepressant': University of Toronto introduces gym to reduce mental health issues" (CBC News)
- "New project monitors social media for signs of mental illness" (CBC News)
- "Depression affects the body not just the mind, study finds" by Kashmira Gander (Independent)
- "Simplifying Childhood May Protect Against Mental Health Issues" by Tracy Gillett (Huffington Post)
Psych In The News - Week 93
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3/16/2016 01:43:30 pm
I'm very interested in your project. my son Jackson Killed himself June 3 2015 and before that there weer 6 suicides in the Valley 2 months prior. they were never published as suicide so noone ever noticed. i was honest in his obituary which caused 100's of people to share their stories. but the Valley needs to be looked at for being in crisis of suicide. in the past 9 months I have talked with many who suffer depresssion and mental illness and are still not getting help and more and more people (especially the young)are committing suicide. I believe in what you are doing, the mental health system does need more empathy for proper care instead of just looking for a quick diagnoses and a prescription. my son didn't want to die he was a fighter but that day his pain was so great he wanted to numb it and the way he chose to knumb his pain took his life, so many suffer and many of these suicides can be prevented with proper guidance and care. not much has changed in the system in 9 months actually has gotten worse . i have seen first hand by being an advocate for those who can't help themselves that the system is extremely broken. my personal facebook has become a place for people to find help when in crisis as well as Jackson's Journey which is all about sharing the love not the hate , ending stigma and judgement. I look forward to following your project and hope that it will find it's way towards the Annapolis Valley. Avenues such as yours need to be publicised more. I didn't start finding resources till my son died and trust me we looked. now that all these resources are showing up they need to be advertised more. that way people will know there is hope for a healthier life.
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