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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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Counsellor puts focus on Black mental health, empowerment through self care

When Nicole Franklin opened Live Free Counselling Services in Toronto in 2016, she had a specific vision for what she wanted to create. She’d completed her Masters of Social Work at Ryerson University, researching the experiences of young Black girls in Canadian society, and had worked with youth in Kingston

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Pink Shirt Day 2021 Campaign focused on high levels of cyberbullying

The switch from in-class to virtual learning during the COVID-19 pandemic has presented teachers, students and families with some unique challenges. And unfortunately, staff at the Boys and Girls Club of Kingston (BGCK) say one of them is a marked increase in cyberbullying. “With everything moving online, we have been

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Indie the intervention dog training to comfort Kingston high school students

Through the doors of the BMO entrance at the Cataraqui Centre stands a group of masked humans, each holding leashes attached to puppies in various stages of their service dog training.  Ability Dogs Canada, the organization training these pups, have brought the dogs to the mall in search of a

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YMCA announces partnership with Artillery Park members

Membership holders for Artillery Park Aquatic Centre can now take advantage of the facilities at the YMCA, thanks to a partnership between the City of Kingston and the YMCA of Eastern Ontario. “As a charity that supports vulnerable members of our community, we are very supportive of how the City

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Transitional Care Centre will provide specialized services for the region

Providence Care has identified a gap in specialized services for aging, mental health and rehabilitation across the Southeast region of Ontario. As the region’s leading provider of these specialized care services, Providence Care is continuously looking at new and innovative ways to help enhance the quality of life for all

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Defeat Depression Run / Walk

Join us for the Defeat Depression Event and help raise funds for local mental health services! Whether you’re looking for a corporate team building experience, a group outing or just an opportunity to get outside and have fun, this event is for you. Funds raised in support of Resolve Counselling

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Kingston Police announce partnership with Wounded Warriors Canada

Kingston Police announced today have partnered with one of the nation’s largest charities providing mental health programs to veterans, first responders, and their families. At a press conference held at Kingston Police Headquarters, the local police proudly announced the signing of a partnership agreement with Wounded Warriors Canada (WWC). This

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Local artists, musicians, first responders come together to create music video with a message

“It’s very difficult for first responders to ask for help. We’re so used to being the ones who people go to.” This is how Maria Constandinou describes the meaning and reason behind her song, 10-4, which was just recently released as a music video and features a number of local

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Parents, community members invited to 2019 Safe Spaces Symposium

Vaping, rage, gender identity, race, and reconciliation – these are all topics very current topics, and ones that can be difficult to navigate and discuss. For the Limestone District School Board’s (LDSB) Parent Involvement Committee, that is precisely why those topics were among those chosen to be discussed at their

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AMHS-KFLA and CMHA Kingston discussing formal integration

The Kingston Branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA Kingston) and Addictions and Mental Health Services – Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (AMHS-KFLA) have begun formal discussions to discuss integrating into one entity. Karen Berti, AMHS-KFLA Supervisor, and Sherry Lachine, CMHA Kingston Board President, announced the move in a

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Local comedian stands up for mental health awareness

Local comedian Al Babcock is fighting mental health stigma with a night of local entertainment called ‘It’s All In Your Head’ taking place at the Grad Club at the end of the month. The event will feature performances from local comedians, spoken word artists, poets, and musicians, and be emceed

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