I'm really impressed to see the corporate world standing up to support the mental health needs of their employees. The Bell Let's Talk campaign is on right now, and serves as a great model for us all to create mental health friendly work environments. See: letstalk.bell.ca/en/
I was also very privileged to meet with the Canadian Mental Health Commission recently, who are committed to help break down stigma in society and to support the mental health of all Canadians. They have a lot of great resources on their website, too.
The tragic story of a newborn found dead in Calgary has raised questions about the role of newborn safe havens, and what we can do to mitigate such tragedies in the future. My first novel, The Necessities of Life, was inspired in part by work we did to develop the first such newborn safe haven in Alberta, called Angel Cradles, Of course, we need to be thinking about the vulnerable newborn, but also the parent who may be hiding their pregnancy or facing untold hardships themselves. I had wrote about Magda in Necessities for that very reason. I'd be interested in what you think.
See one of many media stories here