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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Hundreds express concerns over state of healthcare in Pictou County

Many questions and concerns were raised on the state of healthcare in Pictou County on Sunday but few answers were found. This was the sentiment expressed by District 12 Councillor Chester Dewar at a public meeting on the issue held at Summer Street Industries. Several hundred people were in attendance. Although a non-political event, Dewar...

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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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