Learning the Hard Way

07/15/2022 Raymond Viger 0

By Raymond Viger I can remember an unorthodox intervention carried out while I was working with marginalized street kids. I helped a teenager become an adult. Let’s give him the fictional name Eric. He turned his life around. His criminal record dealt with, Eric no […] See more

Getting Off the Streets

01/28/2022 The Social Eyes 0

A former addict talks to us about his tumultuous journey, starting when he was a pre-teenager and began using drugs, to his time homeless on the streets, to the present, on the eve of his 30th birthday. A look at drugs by a graffiti artist […] See more

From Dropout to Motivator (Part II)

01/10/2022 The Social Eyes 0

“My thing I’m proudest of is that I chose to build my life rather than destroy it,” says Nicolas Legault. At 35, this young man had some difficult challenges to overcome before realizing that a positive, perseverant attitude would lead him not only to go […] See more

From Dropout to Motivator (Part I)

12/28/2021 The Social Eyes 0

“My thing I’m proudest of is that I chose to build my life rather than destroy it,” says Nicolas Legault. At 35, this young man had some difficult challenges to overcome before realizing that a positive, perseverant attitude would lead him not only to go […] See more

Addiction: a Burden on Children

11/24/2021 Delphine Caubet 0

This week (November 21 – 27) is National Addictions Awareness Week. The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction is posting a different article each day on a different topic to mark the occasion. Today’s topic is “Adverse Childhood Experiences.” Below, an article of ours […] See more

Ariel Past and Present

11/08/2021 The Social Eyes 0

The goals of Humain Avant Tout (human above all) are to reduce the taboos attached to mental health, to break their isolation, to provide hope and motivate people to ask for help. The organization publicizes the testimonies of people who have experienced or who are experiencing […] See more

Toxic Psychosis in Mexico

09/27/2021 The Social Eyes 0

A First-Person Account by Gabriel Julien I did a lot of drugs when I was a teen, and it made my mental health fragile. In 2007, I was on the French language TV reality show Occupation Double. In 2009, I was called in to do […] See more

Isolation Kills Men

08/22/2021 The Social Eyes 0

There is nothing new under the sun: boys have always learned to repress their emotions in order to live up to gender stereotypes. “A boy never cries. Be strong!” is an example given by journalist Liz Plank in her book For the Love of Men. […] See more