Regina Contreras was in her second year at Red River College in Winnipeg when she found herself talking with a friend last summer about their struggles with anxiety and depression. 

Published in Youth Speak News
WASHINGTON – A Michigan priest criticized for emphasizing suicide in his homily during a recent funeral for an 18-year-old who took his own life has since apologized.
Published in International

As Parliament awaits the imminent arrival of a report on assisted suicide that may make a bad situation even worse, it’s worth noting some chilling stories from the first countries to legalize medically induced death. This could be our future.

Published in Editorial

The title of family caregiver implies the act of giving care to loved ones with acute or chronic health issues. What it fails to convey is the importance of caregivers receiving care themselves — and that’s a  problem, according to a new study. 

Published in Canada
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad – Local counselors are concerned about a growing tendency among adolescents and young adults to choose suicide or self-harm and the limited scope of ministry available in local Catholic parishes for suicide prevention or family healing.
Published in International

On June 1, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada held a national event that many of today’s young people would find highly challenging: spending one hour away from their smartphones.

Published in Register Columnists

Socks, toothpaste, tampons, tissues and a handwritten note from a teenager aren’t likely to rewrite a life story that includes  sleeping in shelters, seeking comfort in opioids and waking up in the emergency room at St. Michael’s Hospital. 

Published in Canada

When I was elected student trustee for the Waterloo Catholic District School Board a year ago, I had no idea what to expect. What I have learned leaves me both grateful and hopeful.

Published in YSN: Speaking Out
A pre-election $625 million injection of cash into Ontario’s education system has put a smile on the faces of Catholic school trustees as they anticipate more help dealing with mental health issues in the student body and the spiralling costs of educating special needs students.
Published in Canada

Everyone goes through times of crisis, but not everyone has a place to turn to for mental health support. 

Published in Canada
VATICAN – Pope Francis has named nine new members to the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, including abuse survivors or the parents of survivors, the Vatican said.
Published in International
Spending more time with family, making forgiveness a habit and being less judgmental could help you make good on one of the most popular 2018 New Year’s resolutions.
Published in Register Columnists
Ontario teens are drinking and smoking less than previous generations, but a survey shows another dangerous substance is quickly raising alarm bells: fentanyl.
Published in Canada

Students at the Toronto Catholic School Board are firm believers that wellness starts with caring for mental health.

Published in Canada
It was always Rani Rivera’s dream to become a published poet, much like her mother Patria. What she didn’t know was that her dream would come true after her own death.
Published in Arts News
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