Ottawa promises to overhaul mental-health services for military LES PERREAUX AND RENATA D’ALIESIO The mental-health system for treating military personnel and veterans will undergo a sweeping overhaul to better care for them from boot camp through their retirement years, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan has revealed. Top-ranking officials in Defence and Veterans Affairs are looking at “creating a new structure that’s going to READ MORE

WSPD SPEAKER SERIES – CLINT MALARCHUK – FORMER NHL GOALIE In support of World Suicide Prevention Day former NHL goalie, and mental health advocate, Clint Malarchuk will be making stops in three Canadian cities to share the story of his journey to recovery and help break down the stigma around suicide. His goal is to make the mental health conversation an open, common one, READ MORE

Foundation for suicide prevention works to open drop-in centre Securing status as a charitable organization is expected to help Sarnia’s Deker Bauer Foundation for Suicide Prevention attract the donations it’s seeking to open a drop-in crisis centre. Named for 17-year-old Deker Bauer who died by suicide in 2014, the foundation was created by his family and friends with the aim of establishing a READ MORE