mental health

Canadian soldier, Bombardier Karl Manning, dies in non-combat incident in Afghanistan

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- The position of the Canadian flag said it all. In fact, it spoke louder than anything Brig.-Gen. Dean Milner could have said about the death of Bombardier Karl Manning, who...

Relationship choice points

Have you ever felt the temptation to not deal with things? I find that it’s especially tempting to not deal with issues in relationships when they come up – especially the ones where I feel shamed...

RX for a Happy Valentine's Day: become your own true love

Ah, Valentine's Day, the fantasy-filled holiday that comes right after we've managed to get ourselves through another year of Christmas and New Year's Eve. Have you ever wondered whose...

My friend is gone

About two months ago, someone I cared deeply about took his own life. He was a young man in his early 30’s – and like most everyone who knew him, I had no idea how troubled he was, as he often wore...

BC gambling industry poses problems for the vulnerable

BC Lottery Corp ads on TV regale us with tantalizing tales that will never materialize for most of us: huge lottery wins, shots of us flipping the bird to our boss as we walk out the door of our dead-