A Rescue Line
Artists
Self-Expression Through the Arts The young person on the precipice of suicide is isolated, alone, focused on the self. Communicating with the outside world is difficult. At our community drop-in centre, we’ve created a milieu in which we can accommodate …
From Dropout to Motivator (Part I)
Addiction
“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 …
I Was Twelve
Anorexia
By Amélie Létourneau It started at age 12 It’s my father’s fault Who met a woman and a bottle Every day, weekdays and Sundays Distanced himself from me, my sister Loss of contact, speech, love One year spent with her …
COVID-19: Premature Retirement
Family
At age 65, hyperactive garage mechanic Jean-Guy Brien was due to take his retirement when the pandemic hit. His goal? To avoid infecting the nine men that his wife was looking after. To help out, he was constantly called upon …
Addiction: a Burden on Children
Addiction
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.” …
Ariel Past and Present
Addiction
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 …