Approximately 290 people attended the 4th Annual Work-Stress-Life “Striking A Balance” Conference at the Vermilion Regional Centre on January 22.
Participants had the opportunity to hear from multiple speakers and visit wellness vendors and agencies. Participants came from St. Paul, Edgerton, Wainwright, Lloydminster, Camrose, St. Brides, and Outlook Saskatchewan. There were several door prizes, and even a mini session for college students in the evening.
The Vermilion Public Library hosted a ‘Cannabis in our Community’ event with speakers from local retailers, the RCMP, and mental health representatives on January 23.
RCMP Cst. Melanie Michaud, shared the effects of cannabis including altered perceptions of time, distance and speed; difficulty concentrating; short term memory problems; increased heart rate; increased appetite; sedation; and damage to lungs.
“Cannabis must be inaccessible to drivers and occupants. When tran
The Clandonald Ag Society hosted their 17th Annual ‘Hay’ Clandonald event on January 17.
Approximately 200 people attended and enjoyed a selection of door prizes and auction items as well as a mental health wellness presentation and a comedian.
Health Promotion Facilitator for Alberta Health Services, Neil Harris, spoke about mental health wellness in farming and said, “Farming is one of the higher risk occupations for suicide in Alberta. Men account for 75 per cent of all
Marlin Schmidt, Government of Alberta's Minister of Advanced Education at Lakeland College in Vermilion on September 14. On September 14, the Alberta Government announced a $175,000 donation to Lakeland College, for each of the next three years to improve mental health supports on campus. According to Marlin Schmidt, Minister of Advanced Education, a recent national college health assessment was completed by 10 campuses across Alberta the majority of students reported having
Scott McRae, the Regional Director for Alberta and Northwest Territories at Diabetes Canada says the movement to End Diabetes is about ending the stigma attached to living with Diabetes. “Fear of stigma and discrimination is a reality for people living with diabetes, and many don’t want to admit they have the disease. People suffer in silence, and this new campaign invites Canadians to think about diabetes in ways they never have before. End Diabetes is our rallying cry to st
"People think depression is sadness, crying or dressing in black, but people are wrong. Depression is the constant feeling of being numb," said Committee Chair, Darla Yonkman. Speaker Neil Harris gave a presentation entitled ‘Tough Enough To Talk About It’ where he spoke about identifying the signs when a co-worker or person is in distress. Every one of the 175 people in attendance raised their hands when asked if they knew anyone who had died from suicide. “If you notice tha