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Coping with grief, tragedy, loss, and more during a pandemic

When Margaret Mauger co-founded a not-for-profit counselling service last January in Shubenacadie, she carved out a day a week to provide free therapy sessions for people suffering from trauma. Now, almost a year later, she’s up to three days, as a year of inconceivable loss – from the tragic Portapique mass shooting to the COVID-19...

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Mental health crisis like life and death for sufferer

Imagine falling into a deep, dark hole you cannot climb out of; every breath draws you in deeper, every attempt at climbing out brings you further down. Feeling the weight of the dirt bringing you down as you try to just survive. This is what mental illness can feel like. Growing up with her parents...

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