Media

We have appeared in newspaper articles and authored public forum items about many mental health issues in Newfoundland and Labrador. From time to time, we also participate on radio programs or write articles for different publications.  Files below with the icon are in PDF format and can be viewed using Adobe Reader.

March 20, 2012 – A number of media outlets in the province have covered the opening of CMHA-NL’s new regional offices in Stephenville and Grand Falls – Windsor.

“Meeting the Need” (March 8, 2012 – The Advertiser)

Radio interview with Tia Morris, Regional Coordinator for CMHA-NL Central (March 8, 2012 – VOCM. MP3 file; runs 2:39 minutes.)

“Mental health regional office welcomed in Stephenville” (March 14, 2012 – Western Star).

“Mental health association opens office in Stephenville” (March 16, 2012 – The Troubadour)

“Canadian Mental Health Association opens office in Stephenville” (March 19, 2012 – The Georgian)

November 16, 2011 – CBC’s Adam Walsh recently interviewed staff members and a client of CMHA-NL’s Justice Project to learn more about the impact of this program on the lives of current and former inmates living with a mental illness. Click here to download the podcast and listen to the St. John’s Morning Show radio interview. You can also read the article on the CBC website.

May 17, 2011 – Mark Gruchy, President of CMHA-NL, was the guest speaker during a Mental Health Week luncheon in Corner Brook on May 6th, 2011, which was reported on by the Western Star. Click here to read Removing Stigma of Mental Health Key: Gruchy” on the Western Star website.

March 3, 2011 – Grant Fitzpatrick, CMHA-NL’s Education Facilitator, talked about his new Think Twice program in an interview with the Western Star during a trip to the West coast of the province. Click here to read “Students gain new perception on mental illness” on the Western Star website.For more information about Think Twice, click here.

December 16, 2010 – On CBC Radio Noon this week, CMHA-NL reacted to the recent police standoff in Bay Bulls. To listen, please click the following links to listen to/download the mp3 files:

December 13, 2010 – Interview with Mark Gruchy, President of CMHA-NL (Run time: 10:30 mins.)

December 14, 2010 – “CROSSTALK: How did police handle the stand-off with Leo Crockwell in Bay Bulls?” Featuring George Skinner, Executive Director of CMHA-NL, and mental health advocate Moyra Buchan (Run time: 49:17 mins.)
July 30, 2010 – Click here to read an article on CMHA-NL’s Justice Project in the July 2010 issue of the NLASW’s Connecting Voices newsletter (page 10).

June 11, 2010 – Heidi Edgar, CMHA-NL’s Justice Project Coordinator, was recently interviewed by the Telegram about the housing and other issues faced by inmates at Her Majesty’s Penitentiary with mental illnesses upon re-entering the community. Click here to read “‘The gift of incarceration’: New program helps prepare inmates for life on the outside.”

May 7, 2010 – To hear Roger Baggs and Moyra Buchan talking about stress on CBC Radio Noon Crosstalk on May 6, click here.

May 5, 2010 –  To learn more about Out Loud: Essays on Mental Illness, Stigma and Recovery read Valerie Kent’s article “Uncomfortable Reality” (The Herald, May 9 – 15, 2010)

January 25, 2010 – To hear the CBC Radio Noon Crosstalk on the topic of bipolar disorder, which featured CMHA-NL President Mark Gruchy and psychiatrist Dr. Nizar Ladha, please click here.

Past Articles on Mental Health Issues

Very low suicide rates for islanders– The Telegram, July 11, 2008

Association addresses mental health wait times – The Telegram, November 20, 2007

Waterford complaints rack up: Part 1, Part 2 – The Independent, November 2-8, 2007

It’s happened before: Nain woman not the first left naked in lockup – The Telegram, January 13, 2007

A blue Christmas – The Telegram, December 17, 2006

Ex-inmate complains about meds being stopped while in jail– The Telegram, July 22, 2006

Waterford tour leaves ‘ugly’ impression – The Telegram, July 7, 2006

Little done for mental health, critics charge – The Telegram, March 23, 2005

Survey a ‘call for action’ – The Telegram, November 19, 2004

Mental help – The Telegram, November 3, 2004

Wealth of experience: New director combines personal, professional background – The Telegram, April 26, 2004

No money for catch-up: Hospitals can’t afford to clear up patient backlog once strike ends – The Telegram, April 21, 2004

Public Forum Commentary & Community Editorial

Helping Hands keep The Gathering Place hopping – Community Editorial Board, The Telegram – December 20, 2007

“Word is out” about Waterford – letter to the editor, The Independent – November 23, 2007 

Fighting stigma while the ill go homeless and hungry – The Telegram, September 30, 2007

Recognizing the value of seniors’ mental health – The Telegram, July 22, 2007

Mental illness not an indicator of violence – The Telegram, June 2007

These are positive times for mental health – The Telegram, May 5, 2007

New mental health act is a step in the right direction – The Telegram,December 2006

Riders into Light – The Telegram, August 11, 2006

Waterford Hospital has outlived its usefulness – The Telegram, July 16, 2006

Senate report is ‘welcome relief’ – The Telegram, June 8, 2006

Reflections on Mental Health – The Telegram,May 3, 2006   

An insightful column – The Telegram, April 4, 2006

Budget reactions – The Telegram, April 1, 2006

Association supports proposal – The Telegram, June 11, 2004