What Does Connection Mean To You?

What Does Connection Mean To You?

What does connection mean to you? To me, it means being surrounded by people who understand and accept you. How does it make you feel? When I think of those I feel most connected to, it provides me with a sense of knowing I belong. That’s what we thought about as we...
Stress Management: Taking Control

Stress Management: Taking Control

It may feel as though there is very little you can do about stress. Whether it’s balancing personal priorities, dealing with relationships, working around deadlines, or straining under the pressure of life’s ever-growing list of responsibilities – stress will often...
Home of the Brave Danny’s Story

Home of the Brave Danny’s Story

Mental illness is a thief! It robs us of many things but what it stole from me was my sense of wonder, my spontaneity and my freedom. Activities that had been light and effortless suddenly became heavy, difficult, threatening and dark. Every day I would ask myself the...
World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day

In many ways the lyrics from The Fray’s hauntingly beautiful “How to Save a Life” has become synonymous with the myriad of emotions so many of us feel when we are left behind in the wake of a suicide loss… And I would have stayed up with you all night had I known how...
Life Adventure Jean Francois Story

Life Adventure Jean Francois Story

My name is Jean-Francois Dupras. I am a native of Quebec, but I have lived in Alberta for over 12 years. As a result of traumatic events in my early teens, I began to be affected by depression, without really knowing it. Later, I tried every possible way to free...
Being Creative Has Helped Me

Being Creative Has Helped Me

My name is Gary H Kleiner, and I’m a blessed person today. I’m blessed because my plan to die didn’t succeed in the fall of 1998. I received a gift of creativity. I want to teach others to use the skills that I learned over the years. The skills I used to make myself...