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More N.S. youth turning to ERs, hospitals for mental health issues More N.S. youth turning to ERs, hospitals for mental health issues

A report shows ER visits for mental health issues among Canadians aged five to 24 jumped 45 per cent between 2006-2007 and 2013-2014.

MHCC Youth Strategy Report MHCC Youth Strategy Report

Over the past 2 years, the MHCC Youth Council (including Laing House YS Coordinator Aaron Goodwin) has been working to translate the strategy into an accessible and easy to understand document. Look for the Laing House shout-out on page 17!

Laing House expansion includes peer support programs Laing House expansion includes peer support programs

Great news for young people in Yarmouth and Lunenburg county: Laing House is expanding! Get the details about new peer support program in the area.

Laing House plans to launch peer support group in the South Shore Laing House plans to launch peer support group in the South Shore

Laing House is reaching out to young people on the South Shore. The peer support organization for youth between the ages of 16 and 30 provides a supportive environment for people who have been diagnosed with mood disorder, psychosis and-or anxiety disorder.

Mental health drop-in started in Bridgewater Mental health drop-in started in Bridgewater

Laing House has partnered with local organizations in the South Shore to provide peer support for people living with mental illness.

Travel to Spain at the Laing House Masquerade Ball Travel to Spain at the Laing House Masquerade Ball

Our Masquerade Ball committee chair Jane Machum and our Board Chair Tanya Collins were on Global News to talk about the Laing House Masquerade Ball, A Night in Espana.

Partnering to promote mental wellness Partnering to promote mental wellness

Did you know our former Board Chair, Barrie Black, is also President of Dalhousie Alumni Association? Read about his roles with both Dalhousie University & Laing House and how they come together.

Investing in employee health and wellness pays dividends for companies Investing in employee health and wellness pays dividends for companies

Laing House was featured in the September 2014 edition of the Halifax Chamber’s Business Voice Magazine. The article focused on health in the workplace and what local organizaitons like Laing House are doing for their employees well-being. Read the whole article, starting on page 20.

The Laing House Stigma Stompers take on the Bluenose Marathon The Laing House Stigma Stompers take on the Bluenose Marathon

Laing House was a featured charity in this year’s Scotiabank Charity Challenge for the 2014 Bluenose Marathon. Our Stigma Stompers team was a mix of members, staff and community members who, along with a group of students from NSCC, raised almost $15,000 for Laing House. NSCC student representative Willem Paynter and Laing House board member Christine Pound were interviewed on Global TV to talk about the Stigma Stompers team and why they chose to run for Laing House. 

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