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A letter to my opioid-addicted father

A letter to my opioid-addicted father

Dear Dad, I can imagine you, in your early 20s, still a few years away from family responsibilities, driving home late from a night out drinking with the boys. You’re on a concession road in southern Ontario. It’s fall, and you’re a bit buzzed. You reach under your...

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August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day

August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day

Flags of Hope Overdose Awareness Memorial for drug overdose victims is being held at St. Paul’s Church on Chapel Street in Nanaimo until Aug. 29Flags of Hope Overdose Awareness Display will be on the Chapel Street church’s fence daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The...

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Care for the caregiver

Care for the caregiver

More and more Canadians take care of friends, family members, and loved ones of all ages living with a mental health problem, whether they live together at home or not. Caring for a loved one can be rewarding, but it can also be tiring, overwhelming, confusing, and...

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