fbpx

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

Read more

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

Read more

When needed, support for youths is only a text away

Perhaps unsurprisingly, research done by Kids Help Phone has found that 42 per cent of young people would rather write than speak about their problems. In fact, their research found that 71 per cent of young people prefer non-verbal forms of communication, such as texting. This is precisely why Kids

Read more

Mental Health First Aid: Helping people help others deal with mental health

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for those aged 15 to 29, second only to accidental death. It’s a staggering statistic, and one that finds itself in the company of many other striking statistics regarding mental health. Suicide is a leading cause of death in young people. One

Read more

Kingstonist’s Wizard of Paws: Be Kind to your Vet Staff

Author’s note: I’ve been wanting to write about this for some time, I just wasn’t sure the best way to get the message across. However, with the recent news of local paramedics being attacked, it’s time to share this information from a veterinary perspective, as our profession is no stranger

Read more