River Wearmouth shares the story of his younger sister’s suicide.
Mental health is something that affects every group of people, irrespective of age, skin colour or status. However, university students suffer from mental-health issues more often than not.
According to a University of Calgary study, young adults between the ages of 18-24 are at high risk for mental illness and substance misuse. The majority of university students that fall within this age bracket are more likely to suffer from mental-health symptoms and elevated stress levels than non-college students.
- By Mariam Taiwo, Sofia Gruchalla-Wesierski,
The year-round Calgary Corporate Challenge included a unique event this spring, with employees gathering at Olympic Plaza for a “human bonspiel.”
Every corporate team taking part in the March 1 to 4 event had to qualify to vie for a spot in the finals.
- By Casey Richardson and Mollie Smith
Brandi Laperle was a teenager living in Edmonton when her symptoms first arose. Severe cramping that would have her doubled over in pain, heavy menstrual flow, digestive issues, bladder pain, and swollen gums. It wasn’t until she was 31-years-old that she was finally diagnosed with endometriosis.
After years of trying different treatments like IUDs, birth control and pain medication, Laperle was given Leuproreli, more commonly referred to by its tradename, Lupron, and after one injection went into menopause overnight. A phenomenon known as chemical castration.
- By By Arianna Korbett
She chronicled her stories in a recently released book, Chop Suey Nation, which came to stores this January. Her speech at Calgary’s new downtown public library in late March was one of the many stops along her tour.
- By Lauryn Heintz