Monthly Archives: February 2018

Time for a total overhaul

Elections are just around the corner, meaning it’s time to critically evaluate the performance of our current council, particularly those hoping to return for the next term.   Looking back over the past four years, overall, it has been downright embarrassing.   It’s honestly no surprise to anyone anymore when comments come out regarding the behaviour of our council. Since …

Stigma Does More than Create Misconceptions

There are a lot of terms that have been used to describe people with mental illness over the years. Crazy. Unreasonable. Uncontrollable. Psycho. Disturbed. Schizo. In 2007, the National Center for Biotechnology Information released a study concluding over 250 negative terms associated with those who have mental illnesses. These labels are a major part of the stigma surrounding mental health …