Category: Mental Illness

Former President Jimmy Carter celebrates 98th birthday with family, friends, baseball

Jimmy Carter, already the longest-living U.S. president in history, turned 98 on Saturday, celebrating with family and friends in Plains, the tiny Georgia town where he and his wife, 95-year-old Rosalynn, were born in the years between World War I and the Great Depression. His latest milestone came as The Carter Center, which the 39th president and the former first

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How health-care leaders can foster psychologically safer workplaces

By: Angela Coderre-Ball, Queen’s University, Ontario; Colleen Grady, Queen’s University, Ontario, and Denis Chênevert, HEC Montréal Every day it seems the Canadian health-care staffing crisis worsens, with emergency room closures, not enough family doctors and long wait times to get into long-term care. At the core are health-care workers who are physically and mentally burnt out from the unsafe

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Report warns of financial fallout from climate change in Canada

In the aftermath of Hurricanes Fiona and Ian battering the East Coast and leaving a path of destruction, we’re getting a better idea of the consequences of climate change in today’s world. A new report from the Canadian Climate Institute finds damages are already adding up quickly from floods, fires, heat, and hurricanes and it finds by 2025 climate change

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‘Why aren’t we talking about it?’ The forgotten cause of missing Indigenous men and boys

ENOCH CREE NATION, Alta.—There is no word for goodbye in Cree.Instead people say êkosi mâka, or “That’s it for now.” The belief is that loved ones will always find each other, even if it’s in the spirit world. It’s a thought that brings Joanne Sharphead-Arcand some comfort as she walks through a sprawling farmer’s field on the Enoch Cree Nation,

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What does reconciliation actually mean? We asked 8 young Indigenous leaders

For Truth and Reconciliation Day, as we remember the painful legacy of Canada’s residential school system and honour survivors, the children who didn’t make it home and their families and communities, the Star asked young Indigenous leaders — individuals who are leading the way for future generations — what the word “reconciliation” means to them. Alessia Passafiume, Reporter with the

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Writersfest returns to Kingston

After a two year pivot to virtual, Kingston WritersFest is back with 40 in-person events. The festival first launched in 2006 and this year events are running from September 28 to October 2, offering members of the community a chance to hear from authors and engage in different writing workshops. Aara Macauley, who stepped into the Artistic

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Who are the Try Guys and why have they let go of Ned Fulmer?

“The Try Guys Try Adultery” is one of the many cheeky tweets that have been posted since the revelation that Ned Fulmer, one of the four original “Try Guys,” was leaving the group after having what he described as a “consensual workplace relationship” despite being married.But who are the Try Guys and why does it feel like the entire internet

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