Cop’s death ‘angers’ me

Former Toronto paramedic Vince Savoia has been raising awareness about the mental health of first responders through the Tema Conter Memorial Trust. “Every case is really different,” said Savoia. “I believe, honestly, that it’s an accumulation of issues both at home and at work.” Savoia said Staff Sgt. Kal Ghadban’s death marks the 22nd suicide […]


Richardsons speak out for youth mental health

SEE VIDEO Less than three months after his daughter took her own life, Ottawa Senators assistant coach and former defenceman Luke Richardson is using personal tragedy to raise awareness about teenage mental illness. His daughter Daron, 14, hanged herself on Nov. 13. More than 5,000 people attended her memorial at Scotiabank Place and Richardson […]


Mental health walk-in clinic a saviour for stressed teens

SEE VIDEO For teenagers like Leo Nuhijaj, juggling responsibilities isn’t easy. “I have basketball, then after basketball I have work, then after work I have to study for my exams and summatives. So it’s really stressful,” Nuhijaj, 16, said. To help stressed out teens, the Youth Services Bureau (YSB) is launching a free mental […]