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Communication as a Post-Trauma Therapy

 “I started to lose confidence in myself and the people around me. I saw myself looking for danger in my surroundings. I lost my purpose in life, lost my direction, life lost its value.” Individuals living in a post-traumatic state, or suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), often face persistent, frightening thoughts and memories of...

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Relaxed performances open the doors at Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre

ANTIGONISH – Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre is opening its doors in a new way with the addition of “Relaxed Performances” to its regular schedule. A Relaxed Performance is one in which the environment is specifically adapted to relax the traditional expectations around silence, darkness, and stillness in the theatre. It is designed to benefit people...

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Chelsea Pettipas wins autism prize

LINACY — Chelsea Pettipas has been recognized on a national level. Pettipas received the eighth annual International Naturally Autistic People (INAP) special achievement award for community achievement during a ceremony on October 1 in Vancouver. She was among Canadians who were saluted during the ANCA World Autism Festival and was recognized for her contribution to...

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Mental mind games

  Editor’s Note: This article is a firsthand account of reporter Heather Brimicombe’s personal experiences with mental health and the mental health system … I was about 12 or 13 when I learned what depression meant. At the time I wasn’t aware what depression or anxiety were. Low self-esteem and some bullying as well as...

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