Local musician promotes mental health with new project

Beacher Matt Campbell and longtime musical collaborator Jim Perrott of Oshawa would sometimes talk about anxieties and mental health issues before playing shows together in various bands. These conversations were the inspiration for their latest project, LUCA, who released their first record, I EP, early this spring and are donating all proceeds from streaming and […]

Secord students learn how to manage stress

It’s a conversation that has begun to permeate the walls of homes and schools nationwide, thanks, in part to initiatives such as Bell Let’s Talk and the work of countless advocates. Still, mental health is a serious issue that affects a number of Canadians, children among them. But Jordyn Horne, a third year nursing student […]

Raising the Roof targets homelessness — and mental health

Now in its 20th year, Raising the Roof has become a go-to resource for conversations around homelessness. It’s also a well-known name in the halls of St. John Catholic School where students have been donning the toques and fundraising for the cause for a number of years now. On February 7, St. John students continued […]

Letters to the Editor for Sept. 22, 2015

There’s more to pet rescue story than may be obvious Thank you for taking the time to write to the editor about your concerns, Anne [‘Pet rescue raises questions,’ Letters to the Editor, Sept. 8]. I appreciate the opportunity to respond. Just to clarify, the previous owner surrendered Franky to an investigating officer for the […]

Mental health support group launches

An Upper Beach resident is starting a mental health support group after living for years wishing there were something like it available in the Beach or East End. Jason Balgopal struggled with depression for years, and always wished there were some sort of similar groups available for people to share stories and offer mutual support. […]

Youth mental health service expanded

When students take a seat in Andrew Bringas’ class at Toronto East General Hospital, the first thing they see on their desks is an aquarium swimming with tiny frogs. For Grade 7 to 12 students who have stopped going to their regular school because of a mental health problem, the frogs are a welcome sign […]

Police/hospital mental health team funded

East End residents dealing with a mental health crisis will soon have a team dedicated to helping them, after a proposal from Toronto East General Hospital (TEGH) and Toronto Police Service’s 55 and 54 Divisions was recently approved by the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network. The hospital had twice previously requested funding for a […]

Doc shows benefit of crisis teams

The Coxwell/Danforth Library will be holding a free public screening tomorrow of the documentary Crisis Call, which explores how police deal with people experiencing mental health crises. Earlier the same day, a group of advocates from the community and neighbourhood surrounding Toronto East General Hospital (TEGH), including police and elected officials, will be attending a […]

Vigil held for shooting victim

Nearly 40 people held a vigil on March 3 in memory of Michael Eligon, who was allegedly shot and killed by a police officer on the morning of Feb. 3. on Milverton Boulevard, near Coxwell and Danforth. The group first marched from Toronto East General Hospital to the site of the incident where a few […]