Country singer Dolly Parton to read bedtime stories to children online during COVID-19 crisis

With many parents scrambling to provide their children with a routine and sense of security as the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, the woman known as the Queen of Country plans to step in to help fill some of…

Child sexual abuse expected to rise amid COVID-19 pandemic, experts say

Alberta experts in child sexual abuse prevention are predicting an increase in incidents over the coming months. COVID-19 forced the closure of the Little Warriors Be Brave Ranch — a non-profit treatment centre near Edmonton for survivors of child sexual…

Health Matters: Dealing with extreme anxiety over COVID-19

Demand for mental health supports is increasing as the coronavirus pandemic triggers anxiety for many. As Su-Ling Goh explains, a local counselling centre says calls have nearly doubled in the past couple of weeks and Alberta Health Services has also…

Coronavirus: 5 tips to find the best mental health tools online

As the number of cases of COVID-19 continues to rise across Canada, so, too, has anxiety and stress related to the pandemic. Related News Kaitlin O’Toole, an occupational therapist from the University of Alberta, says that now more than ever,…

‘Dumb,’ ‘stupid’ and ‘lazy’ replay in mind of ex-NHLer with dyslexia

Former Stanley Cup champion and dyslexia advocate Brent Sopel, 43, says three words still replay in his head daily — dumb, stupid and lazy. Related News Dyslexia is a condition that makes it difficult to read, write and spell. Fifteen…

Alberta funding Blood Tribe addiction beds, more police officers

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted March 3, 2020 4:48 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ STAND OFF, Alta. – The Alberta government is giving money to the Blood Tribe in…

How journal writing can help your child’s mental health

“Amanda and me went to the park.” That is the entirety of my very first journal entry. Riveting, isn’t it? As simple as my first entry was, in the years to come journal writing would offer a strong foundation to…

Canadians willing to take new job for less pay if it means more mental health support: study

A new survey suggests most Canadians would be willing to leave their job for one that paid less if it meant having better access to mental health support at work. The poll from Morneau Shepell, released on Tuesday, looked at…