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Napanee’s Britt Benn goes for gold in Tokyo

Britt Benn is a force to be reckoned with both on and off the field, says her aunt and supporter, Ange Benn. “She’s just been a very determined girl her whole life. And she’s always strived for big things and she made them come true when she made the last

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Queen’s University begins ‘cutting edge’ psychedelic research

Use of psychedelic drugs to treat serious illnesses a rapidly developing area of research internationally Queen’s University is embarking on building a research collaborative to study the efficacy and use of psychedelic drugs on people dealing with serious illnesses, such as post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD) and severe depression. The research

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Province approves funding for new Catholic school in west Kingston

The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board has received approval from the province to tender a new Kingston West Catholic Elementary School. The new school will include new child care rooms and an EarlyON Child and Family Centre, in addition to over 450 elementary student spaces. The investment from

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KCHC teams up with Suzuki Foundation to connect residents, pollinators

Kingston Community Health Centres (KCHC) is challenging you to create a Butterflyway this summer.   According to the David Suzuki Foundation, “Wild pollinators such as butterflies and bees are crucial to human survival. Climate change, development and widespread pesticide use are compromising their habitat and food sources. The Butterflyway Project aims

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Kingston community speaks out against child psychiatrist charged with historic sex crimes

Dr. Nasreen Roberts, a now retired child and adolescent psychiatrist who practiced within Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) and Queen’s University, was recently charged by the RCMP with two historical sex crimes. The crimes took place against a minor in Alberta between 1993 and 1994. This event has been a

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Openings available at One Roof for youth mental health, support services

Support services such as counseling, mental health, and therapy have moved online, and demand for such services has increased as people deal with not only pandemic worries, but their personal challenges.  According to an estimate, approximately 28,000 children and youth across Ontario are on wait lists for mental health care.

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Kingston Youth Services Hub aiming to solve youth homelessness

Last year, City Council approved Princess Street United Church’s conversion into a new youth centre, Kingston Youth Services Hub, to cater to the needs of at-risk homeless youth in the community.  The leading organization for the project, Home Base Housing (HBH), responsible for planning and managing the youth hub, is

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Lennox and Addington County awarded for mental health program

With mental health issues more prevalent now than ever, the County of Lennox and Addington has received national recognition for its Corporate Peer Support Program ‘It’s OK not to be OK.’ The initiative has received the 2021 Willis Award for Innovation for a 20,001-100,000 population size from the Canadian Association

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Local parents working to improve and strengthen child & youth mental health services

Parenting has often been compared to walking through a minefield. Each step filled with stress and gratitude, where roadblocks and unexpected detours are common, and missteps are feared. Parenting a child who is experiencing difficulties with their mental health? Well, you might as well add a blindfold to that minefield

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Kingston musician releases mental health-inspired album

A Kingston musician is using his time working in mental health as a means to give back to the sector locally. Rich Tyo has spent two years working on the songs that make up the new album ‘Inner Space Outer Space by Kingston group, JukeBox County.  Tyo says the songs

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Maltby Centre cautions long waits for youth mental health appointments

The Maltby Centre has implemented a waiting list for new clients seeking ongoing mental health services for children and youth, due to an increased request for services during the COVID-19 pandemic. “The pandemic has been challenging for many families, but it has been especially hard on families with children and

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Kingstonist’s Wizard of Paws gets real on mental health amongst veterinary professionals

You may have seen something different on Facebook lately.  A profile picture with a frame that says NOMV.  You may or may not have this attached message:  “Dear Friends: If you are linked to a person on social media who works in veterinary medicine, you may have noticed them changing

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