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The Ripple Effect of Suicide Prevention

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By: Chelsea Carter A slow smile spreads across Rob’s face as he recollects his past two years volunteering with the Crisis Centre.  He is glad to be a part of such a community and able to give back even though what prompted him to join the Crisis Centre was not a happy situation – someone […]

Mental health: an election priority

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By: Stacy Ashton, Executive Director We’re fully in the swing of a Federal election. You are probably getting all sorts of calls from all sorts of candidates seeking your support. Mental health is a priority every day. Navigating crisis, getting support, finding wellness, and preventing suicide is a priority every day. Elections are a great […]

Impacting individuals and communities

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By Chelsea Carter Individual impact. Community impact. By training youth and teachers in mindfulness techniques, the Crisis Centre is giving participants the skills needed to build stronger mental health and tighter communities that prevent the likelihood and severity of crisis. Jennifer Aberman, a program facilitator and long-time practitioner of mindfulness at the Crisis Centre, believes […]

Answering the call at 1 a.m.

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By Rudi Araujo Raj picked up the phone in the middle of the night. On the other end was a struggling woman who needed to share her story. New motherhood. A sense of distance from her partner. Fractured relationships with her family. A history of trauma. That’s a lot to handle in the middle of […]

Transitioning to the Fall

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Jeffrey Preiss, Manager of Development & Communications September may feel like a month of rapid change with the start of the school year, the end of summer vacations, and a return back to structured routines and schedules. In September we say farewell to summer and hello to the fall; we witness trees losing their leaves […]