Tag Archives: abuse

Advocates criticize the time it took to confirm that a mother and two children from Harrow, Ontario, died from intimate partner violence

WARNING: This story contains discussions of intimate partner violence and suicide. Advocates working to raise awareness about domestic violence say they are devastated to learn that the deaths of a family in their Harrow, Ontario, home last month were the result of intimate partner violence. On Saturday, police confirmed that Carly Walsh and her two children were fatally shot and …

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A ‘living hell’: More disturbing allegations as QMJHL bullying lawsuit filed

Warning: This story contains sensitive and graphic content that may be disturbing to some readers who have experienced sexual violence or abuse. Discretion is advised. Five other players have given detailed descriptions of humiliating, insulting and violent traumas they say they suffered as minors during hazing rituals in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League between 1970 and 2000. A long-awaited …

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First Nation in Northern Manitoba reports 187 anomalies found on or near site of former boarding school

WARNING: This story contains details about boarding school experiences. A First Nation community in northern Manitoba reports that ground-penetrating radar has found 150 anomalies at the site of a former boarding school, including what appears to be 59 unmarked graves in a nearby cemetery. The Pimicikamak Cree Nation Chief also says 37 anomalies were found off-site, more than a kilometre …

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Israel releases Gaza hospital director who alleges abuse while in custody

Israel released the director of Gaza’s main hospital on Monday after detaining him without charge or trial for seven months over allegations that the facility had been used as a Hamas command center. He said he and other prisoners were held and tortured under harsh conditions. The decision to release Mohammed Abu Salmiya, apparently taken to free up space in …

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Ottawa launches map of boarding schools to help search for missing children

The Canadian government has launched a new interactive online map showing the location of residential schools. Experts say this will help in the search for unmarked or forgotten graves of children forced to go to the institutions. Many school buildings have been demolished, paved over or rebuilt since they were built. first opened in Canada in the 1830s and the …

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First Nation and Catholic Church agree on the truths of residential schools

WARNING: This story contains details of residential school experiences. Tk̓emlúps te Secwépemc and the Vancouver and Kamloops branches of the Catholic Church have released details of a signed document agreeing to a historical record recognizing the damage caused by residential schools and the role the Catholic Church played. On Easter Sunday, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver, the Diocese of …

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TikTok has been called the therapist bank of Gen Z. But not all #mentalhealth info is correct

Spark53:59Being human now 9 – Well-being It’s “scroller beware” on #mentalhealth TikTok, where the content ranges from informed to misleading, and has the potential to be both helpful and harmful, mental health providers say. Jonathan Shedler, a psychologist and clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco, says he’s concerned about the quality of mental health information …

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For decades, Inuit were sent to Quebec City for tuberculosis treatment. Many never came home

WARNING: This article contains details of abuse. With a suppressed sob, Mary Tuktudjuk says she has thought about her father all her life. Decades ago, he was among a number of Inuit patients who were brought south to be treated for tuberculosis at Parc Savard Hospital, a former sanatorium in Quebec City, and never returned home. Standing in the gardens …

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