One dad’s struggle to get in touch with his emotions

One dad’s struggle to get in touch with his emotions

“I didn’t shed a tear at the funeral of my father. He was a stranger to me,” writes Cari Penner in Finding Father, a new collection of essays by Mennonite women writing about their dads. Penner calls her essay a “love story.” It’s a moving tribute to a man whose...

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Lessons I learned from loving a drug addict

Lessons I learned from loving a drug addict

I am not an addict. But try and love one, and then see if you can look me square in the eyes and tell me that you didn't get addicted to trying to fix them. If you're lucky, they recover. If you're really lucky, you recover, too. Loving a drug addict can and will...

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Read our VIMHS Currents newsletter for June 2019

A closer look at housing...Housing with supports proves itself at VIMHS Boundary Crescent...VIMHS is planning for an affordable housing...project at 285 Rosehill Street...Housing's bigger picture...The connection between traumatic brain injury and homelessness....

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One dad’s struggle to get in touch with his emotions

“I didn’t shed a tear at the funeral of my father. He was a stranger to me,” writes Cari Penner in Finding Father, a new collection of essays by Mennonite women writing about their dads. Penner calls her essay a “love story.” It’s a moving tribute to a man whose...

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Why are so many teen athletes struggling with depression?

When Isabella started playing lacrosse in the first grade, she would wake up before sunrise and count the minutes until she could hop the chain-link fence that separated her house from the field where her team practiced. Her deftness with a lacrosse stick made her an...

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Traumatic brain injury and its links to homelessness

AUDIO | Homelessness and poverty are significant social problems across Canada and the United States and there is growing evidence suggesting that Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is one of the complex issues leading an individual to homelessness. It’s also becoming...

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Working to make housing affordable in Nanaimo

AUDIO | Affordable housing is a major issue across Canada. Nanaimo Affordable Housing Society is growing its stock of housing, from social housing to family housing to housing for single adults and various types of supportive housing. The organization builds...

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