Caring for the caregivers

As with most illnesses, caretakers for those who are faced with a mental illness need to be mindful to not only take care of the person with the diagnosis but themselves as well. After having been previously hosted in Pictou County, the Families Matter in Mental Health group will be taking place this month to...

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Sherry Blinkhorn elated with Vision Award

NEW GLASGOW — Sherry Blinkhorn says she is overjoyed and humbled to have received the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia’s Vision Award for Outstanding Volunteer. The local real estate operator and Loch Broom resident received the award last week in conjunction with the foundation’s annual general meeting. “Many advocates better than I am have...

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Walking the Road to Recovery and help

NEW GLASGOW — Carmichael Park was filled with balloons and a welcoming air as the Road to Recovery Walk for the Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia took place Saturday afternoon. The walk has been taking place in Pictou County for eight years and is steadily raising more awareness for mental health. “All the money we...

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Coalition addressing suicide amps up

Concern for the lack of support for those dealing with mental illness is growing in Pictou County. A number of people joined Sue Marchand, Canadian Mental Health Association NS Communities Addressing Suicide Together Coalition program community capacity developer, at the New Glasgow Library recently to discuss re-building the local suicide coalition. The CAST program was...

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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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