A Princess & A War Heroine

She worked as a nurse during the first Balkan War, changing bandages and helping doctors as they performed hurried operations in the hospital's corridor where the wounded waited among the dying for their treatment. She suffered from mental health and was put away in the sanatorium. She risked her life to hide a Jewish family …

Get Real About How You Feel

Today marks the beginning of Mental Health Week in Canada. There is so much stigma attached to mental health that people who are struggling with it suffer in silence because they don't know how others will react. Mental Health affects all of us and we need to have an environment which will offer support and …

Bell Let’s Talk

Today is Bell Let's Talk Day. It's a day when people across Canada can speak up and do their part to break down the stigma toward mental health. This year the aim is to dismantle stigma and raise money for the cause. Click here for more information. Mental health affects everyone. Be supportive. Raise awareness. …

Fight the Stigma

When we told our families that my husband, Josh had been diagnosed with bi-polar, his father’s reaction was to blame his wife.  “It’s your fault that he’s mad.  Your sister, Violet and your grand-mother were both mental cases.  These things were kept from me when we were courting.  If I had known that there was …

Sex Selection Abortion

Sex selection abortion is the practice of terminating a pregnancy based upon the predicted sex of the infant. The selective abortion of female fetuses is most common in areas where cultural norms value male children over female children, especially in parts of East Asia and South Asia (particularly in countries such as People's Republic of China, India and Pakistan), as well as in the Caucasus, and Western …

The Sunshine Comes

Do not lose hope, please believe that there are thousands of beautiful things waiting for you. Sunshine comes to all who feel rain. -R.M. Drake After staring at her painted toenails, she finally raised her head to look up at him.  They were standing by the lake on a cloudy Sunday afternoon.  They had just …

Depression

Depression: Let's talk This month, WHO launched a one-year campaign Depression: let’s talk. The goal of the campaign is that more people with depression, in all countries, seek and get help. Depression is an illness that can happen to anybody. It causes mental anguish and affects people’s ability to carry out everyday tasks, with sometimes devastating consequences for relationships …

Mental Health Crisis in India

More than 50 million people in India suffer from a mental illness.  In 2011, India recorded the highest rate of major depression in the world at 36 per cent.  According to doctors, roughly 10 per cent of India's population suffers from depression - MGMH   Women with mental illness are treated as less than human. …

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