Robin & Jeremy: Stigma Doesn’t Stop Us

According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, by age forty, approximately fifty percent of the population will have experienced mental illness or injury. My husband, Jeremy, and I both made the cut. Both of our health issues stem from our work. While serving in Afghanistan in 2004, Jeremy contracted a parasite. In 2005, he was […]

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Creating Calm: How to Spot Anxiety in Children

Drawing from our interview with Katie Campbell-Elsdon (B.Ed., M.Ed. (School Counselling), RCC), Meg Kapil (MA, CCC-S, RCC) and Heather Vale (RCC) the co-facilitators of Creating Calm, a therapeutic group approach that helps children alongside their parents to develop the tools and skills they need to better manage anxiety, the following information covers some key signals […]

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Everybody Knows a ‘55’: A Conversation with Dave Pogue

The following is a piece written by Unsinkable’s Jody Carrow following her interview with Dave Pogue   Dave Pogue’s son, Mitchell, died by suicide in 2013 and ever since Dave and his family have been working to close the gaps in mental health supports in their community of Peterborough, Ontario. Here is our conversation: […]

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The Goodness of Grief: Humanizing My Uniform with Vulnerability

I am a grandson, son, brother, fiancé, dog dad, horse enthusiast, mental health advocate, professor and police officer. My police training started with a family of coaches and mentors. When you start your career, aligning yourself with mentors and coaches who share the values you do makes the undesirable parts of the job doable. These […]

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