Mental Health

Wisdom of the Body/Mind

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August 4th…I have not been paying attention to the dates lately. I knew Natal Day was August 1st but with summer off with the kids the dates seem to be blending together. However, the last couple of nights I had several dreams of Rehtaeh. Of course the dreams often result in her being here with her family. The theme usually ... Read More »

April 4th 2016 marks 3 yrs

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The last week of March feels like a wet heavy blanket edging its way from my feet to my chins and upwards covering me inch by inch. Each day unfolds holding the dark reminder that April is arriving. Isn’t this a time of new beginnings? Isn’t this a time to come out of our winter slumber to embrace the longer ... Read More »

Re-Launch of Need Help Now

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This website is an invaluable resource for teens to help them change their story, to help them navigate through troubled times. Its also a great reference for parents who have teens experiencing trauma. Its easy to use and understand.Most importantly it empowers youth to take back their life and be the creator of their own life’s journey/story. The campaign is ... Read More »

Fundraiser Success!

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World Suicide Awareness Day is Sept 10th. We hosted this event to help bring awareness of the prevalence of Suicide and the struggles people face.The Rehtaeh Parsons Society was joined by Six Points Tattoo Parlour to raise funds and help reduce the stigma of mental health.Sinful Xpressions Tattoo Parlour provided supplies.We had this two day fundraiser and raised over 15,000 ... Read More »

Semi Colon Fundraiser Tattoo – National Suicide Prevention week

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World Suicide Preventation/Awareness Day is Sept 10th. We will host this event to help bring awareness of the prevalence of Suicide and the struggles people face.The Rehtaeh Parsons Society will be joined by Six Points Tattoo Parlour to raise funds and help reduce the stigma of mental health. We will be having a two day tattoo fundraiser. The semi colon ... Read More »

Parents Support Group

If you are interested in becoming part of a support group in Dartmouth for parents of “troubled teens” “at risk youth” please contact us. We are forming a group to help others parents come together to pool information/resources and show support through difficult times. Read More »

Suicide and Mental Health

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I was asked a very important question about suicide and people wanting to take their life so I thought I would expand on that here. I was asked “What would you say to a person if they were considering suicide, now that you know how it hurts? ” In all honesty my perspective about suicide has remained pretty much the ... Read More »

Trauma Informed Care at the IWK

Yesterday afternoon Leah Parsons and I had the pleasure to speak via teleconference with Dr. Jana Davidson and Dr. Connie Coniglio regarding todays release of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Addiction Services in the Halifax Regional Municipality report. The report was “undertaken by the authors, with the agreement of the appropriate departments, to focus on the continuum of ... Read More »

Amanda Todd

I can’t even begin to imagine how horrible life must have been for Amanda Todd. Todd, 15, was found dead in her Port Coquitlam home Wednesday, following an apparent suicide after she shared her story about relentless bullying in an online video post. To make this sad story even worse these very punks are now posting online they’re glad she’s ... Read More »