Trevor Mills is starting a conversation about mental health right in the classroom. A high school teacher at Kitsilano Secondary in Vancouver, Mills uses rap to get students to open up about the stigma of mental illness.
Canadians are stressed out about having to care for older family members at a time when an aging population means more people will require such care, says a new report by the Mental Health Commission of Canada.
A new mental health awareness campaign is shining a spotlight on post-traumatic stress disorder among police officers, paramedics and firefighters, after the deaths by suicide of two dozen first responders in the last six months.
Seven months after the suicide of Saginaw Spirit forward Terry Trafford, the Ontario Hockey League is teaming up with the Canadian Mental Health Association to help players understand, recognize and treat mental health issues.
Some recent suicides among Canada's police officers have mental health advocates redoubling calls for more aggressive government action and greater public sympathy for the emotional well-being of law enforcement professionals.