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Teaching troubled youth the power of talking

Wednesday May 11, 2011

From Wednesday's Globe and Mail

Lorenzo Colocado receives an award from the Louise Russo WAVE Foundation for his work encouraging young men to open up about mental health issues

It's not easy to persuade boys to talk about their feelings, but that's exactly what Lorenzo Colocado has been trying to do.

For the past three years, Mr. Colocado, 18, has worked to establish and spread Stop the Stigma - a week devoted to raising awareness around mental health issues in high schools around Toronto.

Dancing with DARKNESS

Monday May 9, 2011

St. Catharines Standard

May 9, 2011

Driving into work one morning, the perfectness of her life ended.

Yet again.

What happened was bizarre. So extraordinary, so odd, that most people might devour it with a juicy sort of titillating gossip at her expense.

Yet, at 52, her passion for offering hope by telling her story, gives her as much strength as it gives others.

Mental Health and Wellness

Friday May 6, 2011

Karen Liberman, Executive Director of the Mood Disorders Association of Ontario, is featured in this special supplement published in the National Post.


Charlie Sheen stages Toronto march for bipolar disorder

Friday April 15, 2011

Toronto Star

Amy Dempsey and Nicole Baute

Does he or doesn’t he?

Charlie Sheen has boasted about having tiger blood and Adonis DNA, but the ousted star of Two and a Half Men star does not — he has insisted — have bipolar disorder.

His infamous self-diagnosis? “Bi-winning.”

But Sheen became the face of bipolar disorder as he marched through downtown streets Friday night, accompanied by at least a dozen police officers on bikes and a crowd of several hundred people, to raise awareness for the illness.

Book aims to erase stigma of mental illness

Monday April 4, 2011

Nicole Million

April 4, 2011

MIDLAND – A new book released last month offering help for individuals suffering from mood disorders includes insight from the head of a Midland/Penetanguishene support group.

The book from the Mood Disorder Association of Ontario celebrates the group’s 25 years of offering support to people living with depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder. Called “Dancing in the Rain,” it features stories of hope, healing and recovery of people living with a mood disorder.

Peer Support: A Stepping Stone to Mood Disorder Recovery

Friday April 1, 2011

Consuelo Solar

Canadian Newcomer Magazine

March/April 2011

For five years Karen Liberman felt that she was losing a battle against madness without telling anyone, because she was ashamed. She considered herself to be worthless, was demoralized, and kept blaming herself for a condition she thought she should be able to control, failing to realize that she was the victim of a disease. “I was suffering and never told a soul, I just put on my makeup, went to work, and struggled through it, trying to figure out how to make it go away myself,” she admits.

Medication: Your Best Friend! Your Worst Enemy

Friday February 11, 2011

Patrick Connors-Toronto:

Bipolar man requires hospitalization: Grandmother

Sunday January 30, 2011

Toronto Sun

What upsets Nora Carey the most is not when her beloved grandson screams at her or calls her a “bitch”.

It’s when he threatens to kill her — or himself — that she is reduced to tears.

Justin Bailey, 19, was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in December.

In his case, it’s genetic — his mother was bipolar, as was his father. It’s why Justin went to live with Carey, 64, and her husband, Bryan, 63, in the basement of their Oshawa home 10 years ago.

Five ways to beat the winter blues

Saturday January 22, 2011

Astrid Van Den Broek 


Oh you can just feel it, can’t you? We’re closing in on that time of year--the time of trampled, defeated snow banks. Hurdling dirty slushy puddles. Staring down sun-free grey days.

Photographer captures city's electric side

Friday January 21, 2011

By Thalia Seguin,

CentreTown News

Through Mike Gericke’s lens, nothing on the streets of Ottawa is as it seems.

The photographer, also known as “Mikey G,” creates images of graffiti covered walls, cars, motorcycles, shops and nature with electric pops of colour through digitally edited pictures.

Last month, a photograph he took portraying the Ottawa River as a mixture of turquoise and deep blues against crisp white ice was featured in an exhibit at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto.

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