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Discussing mental health openly

Today on NOW with Dave Brown: 

  • Michelle McQuigge of The Canadian Press chats about the federal cabinet retreat in Hamilton
  • She also discusses the federal government’s financial settlement with a B.C. First Nation relating to the impact of residential schools on the community
  • Kelly Bron Johnson in Montreal discusses the importance of having open conversations about mental health 
    • If you or someone you know is experiencing distress, please call your local crisis centre or the 24/7 Canada Suicide Prevention Service
    • The service is available in French or English and is toll-free at 1-833-456-4566 
    • There is also the First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness 24/7 Help Line at 1-855-242-3310 
    • And, if you are a youth, there is Kids Help Phone
    • You can text "CONNECT" to 686868 
    • There's also the Mental Health Commission of Canada. They offer Mental Health First Aid courses. To learn more, visit here 

    • You can also contact Talk Suicide Canada at: 1.833.456.4566 or text: 45645 

      • They are open 24/7 throughout the year for calls. For text messaging, they are open between 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. ET.  Languages that they offer are: English and French

  • Kim Thistle reviews the Netflix’s fantasy adventure film, “Slumberland.” The film is available with audio description and closed captioning on Netflix 
  • Marc Aflalo gives the scoop on Apple’s plan to expand their smart home lineup 
  • He also describes speculation around the Apple’s plans for a cheaper mixed reality headset 
  • Plus, in the roundtable chat, Alex Smyth discusses national hot sauce day