If you saw Matt’s post last week on that Icelandic model for reducing drug use amongst youth–if you didn’t, read it here–you might be wondering: Why can’t we do that in North America? Well, one of the reasons is because the healthcare systems in the US and Canada are heavily invested in what’s known as the “disease model” […]

This past March, the Catholic News Agency in Rome published an article titled, “How can you tell if someone is demon-possessed?”. In it, Father Cipriano de Meo, an exorcist since 1952, explains that discerning the difference between demon possession and mental illness is an important part of the exorcist’s role because, “typically, a person is […]

This project started with a simple question: How do you access mental health services in Toronto? The answers, however, have been anything but simple. Each answer typically comes in the form of a story. And we’re finding that these are stories full of hope, frustration, tragedy, failure, success, challenges, kindness, inequality, complexity, barriers, and perseverance. The […]

If you want to take care of your mental health, not getting enough sleep is a terrible idea. Whether it’s a few nights of trying to get by on less sleep than usual, or you’re pulling an all-nighter, choosing to not get enough sleep is choosing to make your mental health worse and choosing to experience […]

These last few weeks I’ve had to think through some tough decisions on where my life was heading. Although I haven’t settled on something just yet, I became a lot more comfortable with the possible outcomes—after thinking about the things that really mattered to me in life. It wasn’t easy thinking about these things. Looking […]

I’ve been living in Vancouver, BC for the past 6 years, and am incredibly grateful for having a city like it. But I’ve only checked out a handful of the available hiking destinations in the province—until this year. Looking to the North, Vancouver’s skyline is set against a pretty impressive backdrop of massive mountains—a constant […]