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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VIMHS NEWS

VIMHS Currents newsletter for March 2019 is here

Stories of loss, grief, advocacy and activism. Plus...Alfred Andrew and his road to recovery…Michelle Young asks “How do I talk to my young daughter about my depression?”…Brain Injury Symposium looks at brain injury, mental health and substance use…and more. In the...

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We are hiring!

VIMHS is currently hiring for the following casual positions: Nurse; Mental Health Support Worker; and Tenant Support Worker. Please send cover letter and resume to gbaker [at] vimhs.org. Position descriptions (in PDF) can be found here: Nurse Job Description, MHSW...

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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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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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PEOPLE FIRST MEDIA

I am still your child: Young carers in the spotlight

AUDIO | More than half a million of Canada’s front line mental healthcare “workers” are less than twelve years old. They’re called COPMI…Children Of a Parent with Mental Illness…and there are 575,000 of them in Canada. Children who grow up with a parent who has mental...

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Can technology fill the gaps in our mental health system?

AUDIO | Jodie Shupac is a Toronto-based journalist and features writer. She covers health, technology, sex and social justice issues. Jodie also struggles with depression and anxiety. In late 2018 Jodie wrote an article for The Walrus titled How Technology Can Fill...

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