Mental wellness in farming communities

In June 2021, the Suicide Awareness Council Wellington Dufferin had a working group that partnered with farmers to create a magazine called Grounded ( 

Open Mind: Conquering social phobia

I grew up in a tight-knit small town where everyone knew one another well, so I never really had to think of making new friends until I moved to a larger town and had to face high school. 

Open Mind: Glass half-full or half-empty?

Glass half-full or half-empty? What if it doesn’t have to be so black and white? Well, according to the YouthTALK team, a youth-led mental health promotion and engagement program, with realistic optimism, it doesn’t have to be!

Open Mind: What does spirituality mean to you?

Recently, I was very fortunate to talk with the chaplain at Homewood Health Centre, Ram Kalap. We were talking about how he helps people reconnect to their spiritual side and I asked him about the difference between religiosity or religious faith and spirituality.

OPEN MIND: Return anxiety

The world is slowly and cautiously coming out of the shadows caused by the social lockdowns of COVID-19.