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Kids Mental Health Matters

According to Kids Help Phone in 2010, the top three issues most important to kids were: Mental Health concerns: close to 30% of the issues kids contacted our professional counsellors about related to mental or emotional health struggles. This is a notable increase from 19% recorded in 2004 (first available […]

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Preventing Suicide in Children Through Education

How do we prevent suicide in children?  It is a question all adults who are in contact with youth should be asking. Johnny* is seven (7) years old, on the outside he seems intimidating – the bully, aggressive and cruel. What people don’t see, is this little boy is dying […]

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Suicide in Canadian Teen Girls Rising – What are You Doing About It?

Hormones… Relationship struggles… Family issues… Bullying… Grief… Homework struggles… I could go on and on with many challenges teenagers face.  Today in the newspapers there was a ton of coverage about Suicide rates in Canadian teen girls rising. I always notice a common thread in the comments that follow after […]

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