Category Archives: Mental Health

Call For Posts For Which It Is Highly Unliky You Will Ever Get Paid

I started this blog back when I was on the street, in the Mission computer lab.  Well, not actually ON the street, but close enough.  It has always been a solo thing.  An episodic journal of life in the low … Continue reading

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Suicide Prevention Day: Social inequality and budget cuts are a matter of life and death

By: Samantha Sarra (Rabble.ca) September 9, 2012 “Sadly, every person you ask from the Northern Inuit regions knows someone who has killed themselves. I personally have four cousins who have committed suicide. People you know your whole life. You grow … Continue reading

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Overdose Awareness Day

OD Awareness Day has an odd ring to it, particularly if you travel in mainly middle-class circles.  For street folk, however, it’s a reminder of a constant presence, of the tragic fate that stalks and kills so many around you.  … Continue reading

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Breaking Faith

Veterans look for homeless comrades CBC News Three veterans plan to camp out in a homeless shelter in Halifax, hoping to find other former members of the military who may need help. Gary Zwicker, Jim Lowther and John Percy will … Continue reading

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