A big thank you!

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Thank you to a group of employees from Merck Frosst Canada’s Employee Charity Trust who donated their time to prepare meals for the 44 residents of CAP, a subsidized housing program for people living with mental health issues. The group donates their time once a year to cook at Farley House, one of two apartment buildings in Pierrefonds. In addition to the two apartment

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Mental health issues affects everyone

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Let’s face it, in spite of positive public relation campaigns, there is still a stigma attached to mental health issues. When people think of someone with a mental health problem the image of the Calgary bus beheading in 2008 comes to mind and more recently, the Ottawa shooting of a young corporal by Michael Zehaf-Bibeau. Both men are reportedly to have struggled with their

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We need to take care of the people doing the caring

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As a WICA community worker, there are many facets of the job besides making a match between our protégés and their volunteer advocates. In following up with one of my matches last week, my phone call was answered by a tearful family member who is the primary caregiver of her elderly mother. She needed more help than the volunteer could provide and she was at

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