At the age of 12, I did not know what is good for me, nor how do I make life decisions that will change my life path. We trust our parents, and grandparents to do right by us. We knew how to work, how to chop wood, build a fire, gut fish, then cut and hang it to dry. We learned by the age of 12, to use a power saw, how to skin a moose, and most knew how to shoot a gun or snare a rabbit. We also knew what it was like in the winter to cut...
We will never eradicate the unnatural deaths; we will, however, continue to talk and listen with compassion. We can make a difference, even if it is - one person, because that one person, no matter their age, is someone's child. As I look at the world differently now, everything and anything is accomplishable in steps, small, baby, or significant steps it can be done! The realization that we can make a difference in one person's life. As we journey on the highway, knowing that we are setting an example for a grieving child, a family a community. To teach the...
40 days of what seems to a long journey seems to be insignificant when we know that someone we love is struggling. We can try to continue to hide the fact that Suicide exists, that just means we are building the foundation for the stigmas to continue. When we name the demon that is stalking our children, our boys and girls, our men and women then we can start to retaliate and start claiming our future back. The demon gets a hold of their minds and when it claims their spirit we have to fight harder to keep our loved...
Please Call the National Toll Free Number 1-833-456-4566 if you need additional assistance. There has been a roller coaster ride, that I avoided getting on. The emotional roller coaster ride that involves death. I knew that eventually death was going to impact me - I didn’t think and sometimes cant believe it was my son Quinnton that would die before me. I reflect on the days gone by and know that I have to use yesterday as the learning stones to step into tomorrow. I grieve for my son everyday. Some days the grief is worse than others, this journey...
In the U.S, May is Mental Health Awarenss Month In Canada, May 4 -May 10 is Mental Health Awareness Week For many - Awareness is everyday! ”Being compassionate to others is important, what also is important is being Compassionate to ourselves.” GM2019 We say we're fine, even when the truth is we're ecstatic, exhausted, grateful. Or even freaking out. Every time we just go through the motions, we miss out on the chance to connect for real. In times of crisis like this, we need each other more than ever. Connecting doesn't just feel good - it's good for our...
- CC Walk 2019