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 withRead more about Wisdom of the Body/Mind[…]
Every 3rd Friday of the month we offer a support group. Everyone affected by suicide is welcome.
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 winterRead more about April 4th 2016 marks 3 yrs[…]
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 ownRead more about Re-Launch of Need Help Now[…]
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 dayRead more about Fundraiser Success![…]
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 dayRead more about Semi Colon Fundraiser Tattoo – National Suicide Prevention week[…]
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.
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 suicideRead more about Suicide and Mental Health[…]
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, toRead more about Trauma Informed Care at the IWK[…]
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 nowRead more about Amanda Todd[…]