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
When it comes to supporting mental health on campus, King’s University College has plenty of new tricks up its sleeve — from yoga to meditation headbands.
Published in Higher Education

During the summer I decided to take a break from speaking about euthanasia. There were several reasons. First, it was getting more and more difficult to find groups that were interested in hearing the anti-euthanasia message. Then when something was arranged only a handful of people would show up.

Published in Charles Lewis

Sr. Gwen Smith is singing about shoo-fly pie and apple pan dowdy.

Published in Canada: Toronto-GTA

Mental health patients should not be eligible for assisted suicide, says the Canadian Mental Health Association.

Published in Canada

GENEVA, Switzerland – The Holy See's representative to the United Nations appealed Wednesday to the Human Rights Council to couple psychological treatment with spiritual care.

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