Crisis /trauma

101 Self-Care Suggestions for When It All Feels Like Too Much


a blog post from "The Mighty: We face disability, disease and mental illness together"


a long list of possible self-care ideas, that points to how self-care looks and feels different for everyone so no one can tell you how do it "right".  it's about doing what you need to in that moment


some highlights from the list...

Andrew Loku Coroner's Inquest Called

Andrew Loku Coroner's Inquest Called

As a result of pressure from many stakeholders, the Coroner's Office has indeed called for an inquest into the police shooting of Andrew Loku.  Here are a couple of news stories, and refer you to the Toronto Star
which has been featuring the SIU in the last week:

Andrew Loku Coroner Inquest's Decison Was Influenced by Protests

My Years Without Rehtaeh Taught Me That Kids Need To Know Consent

Posted April 13, 2016

Article Source Huffington Post Canada

Three years ago, my daughter Rehtaeh Parsons gave up the brave fight she had fought with many demons and she ended her life.

As tempted as I am to go home and curl up in the comforting darkness, there are too many reasons not to. The last three years have taught me a lot about justice, sexual assault, and where our focus needs to  be -- especially if we want to do something to address the toll that rape culture takes on our communities.


Queer Asian Youth Health Promo Peer Support: Heart 2 Heart

Want to learn how to help out a friend? Are you a good listener? Do you know the difference between giving advice and giving support?
Come learn "Basic Listening Sequences," and consensually providing and asking for support at our Workshop at the 519 Community Centre! Tokens and Refreshments will be provided!
Date: Wednesday April 13, 2016
Location: 519 Community Centre Room 100 (519 Church St)
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Please RSVP so we know how many people to expect, thank you :-)
Want to RSVP? Have questions?

Bridges to Moms (Black Creek Community Health Centre)

Hello everyone,


This is to inform you that a new cycle of the Moms & Kids Too (MK2) will begin on March 22nd.  We are accepting new referrals.


Half of all hospital beds in Canada for kids and youth filled to treat mental health

Posted March 4, 2016

Article Source CBC Radio - The Current


From the CBC's The Current: There is an alarming trend involving a growing number of Canadian children turning to hospitals for mental health services.

Across the country, child and youth emergency room visits for mental health issues increased 45 per cent from 2007 to 2014.

On any given day, roughly half of all overnight hospital patients aged 5 to 24 are being treated for a mental disorder.

First Nation students suffering from PTSD, school nurse tells inquest

Posted February 11, 2016

Article Source  Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)


Many First Nation teenagers who leave home to come to Thunder Bay, Ont., for high school are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a high school nurse in the city.

Mae Katt testified on Tuesday at an inquest into the deaths of seven First Nations students who died in Thunder Bay between 2000 and 2011.


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