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When you Don’t Know Where to Turn to, Turn to 211 (Kristin Pass, @KristinPass)

Someone once told me, “You don’t know, what you don’t know”. That simple statement has stuck with me and I think about it a lot in many different contexts. It relates to the story I want to share with you. […]

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The Too Often Forgotten – Addictions, Drugs and Mental Health (Marc Laferriere, @MarcLaferriere)

The issues I am addressing in this article  have a devastating impact on this community. As a clinical social worker in Brantford, I have dealt with the victims

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Pushed Beyond Limits by Christy Joy

“I want to be abused”…said nobody, ever. If I was meant to be controlled, I would have come with a remote, thanks very much.   I’m sure since the time

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Harm Reduction: How it Saved my Life (Part 2) by Randy Roberts HSWR (@RandySRoberts)

Harm Reduction: How it Saved my Life (Part 2) Before I start, let me clear up a misconception. Addiction and physical dependence are two different issues. For example, anyone who takes

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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Crayons by Angee Turnbull

Do you remember how excited you were when you got your first box of Crayola crayons? It was a rainbow of colours with each crayon lovingly wrapped in

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Harm Reduction: How it Saved my Life (Part 1) by Randy Roberts (@RandySRoberts)

It’s odd to me that in 2013 there is still debate around harm reduction. After all, there have been numerous studies that clearly show the positive effects it

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The Shadow Self Does Not have to be Dark and Foreboding by Holly McDonald, MEd, MSW, RSW

The shadow self was brought to light by Carl Jung. “What you resist persists” describes how shadowy aspects of ourselves are always lingering on the edges of our

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How to talk to your kids about the #NoMore Campaign

What am I supposed to say about that? A parent’s guide to answering questions about the No More Campaign.   Some parents feel a little overwhelmed when they are confronted with a

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My Personal Story About Mental Health (Marc Laferriere, @MarcLaferriere)

For over six months between 2011 and 2012 I lived with severe depression. It didn’t start off as severe, more like a trickle that turned into a very

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Secondary Trauma (Holly McDonald M Ed., MSW, RSW)

At first I thought writing an article on Secondary Trauma (ST) would be limited to social workers and first responders like police, firefighters, ambulance and hospital attendants. However,

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