Beyond orange shirts

Creating a conversation with your children about residential schools By Jill Chappell The Indian Residential School Crisis Line is available 24/7. Call 1-866-925-4419 for mental health support. On Sept. 30, elementary students will come together in a sea of orange shirts in the spirit of reconciliation.  Orange Shirt Day is a time to acknowledge the […]

Speaking the language

How a snap decision enhanced the health and well-being of Nova Scotia youth  By Jill Chappell As Joe Biden’s team rolled out inauguration-themed Snapchat lenses, Finley Tolliver was prepping for his afternoon group chat on the same social platform with LOVE Nova Scotia’s Leadership Program. Tolliver has spent the past year establishing a virtual experience […]

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Supporting family mental health after a tragedy

Learn to help your kids grieve and process the unthinkable By Jill Chappell As if parenting during a pandemic wasn’t already challenging enough, the emotional toll of the mass shooting in Nova Scotia has placed an even greater responsibility on parents to manage their family’s mental health. “When something happens that threatens us, it changes […]

How mental illness made me a better parent

Making sure she fills her own cup first has made Jill Chappell gentler, kinder, and a healthy role model for her kids By Jill Chappell The term mental illness conjures up all types of images, but I doubt any of those pictures equate to the cover model of Today’s Parent. It’s yet another example of […]

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