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Entries by Arthur Gallant from 07/2012

Why I'm Glad I Didn't Succeed At Ending My Life

| Posted 07.09.2012 | Canada Living

My suicide attempts were five years apart and each time I felt emotional pain that was too deep to describe. To me, ending my life was the only way to solve my problems which I've learned is not the case. There's a classic saying that goes, "Live everyday as if it's your last." While mental illness and suicide are very challenging topics, we need to treat those around us as if today is their last day too -- with love and respect.

Can Bullying Lead to Mental Illness?

| Posted 07.26.2012 | Canada Living

For the past few years my personal and professional contacts that work with teens and young adults have wondered aloud if bullying can lead to mental illness. Researchers are starting to question the same thing and various studies are suggesting childhood bullying can lead to psychosis and paranoia.