mental health

Western Health Psychiatry discontinues letter sent to patients after mental health advocates call language insensitive

A mental health advocate says Western Health Psychiatry has been sending an insensitive letter to patients seeking supports. As NTV’s Beth Penney reports, the health authority is promising to do better. 

Mental health advocates speak out against stigma

Local mental health advocates are speaking out on Bell Let’s Talk Day. They want to combat stigma and promote positive change with mental health services. NTV’s Marykate O’Neill reports.

Mental Health Advocates concerned about redirection of walk-in services at Waterford Hospital 

Mental health advocates are speaking out about the ongoing redirection of walk-in services at the Waterford Hospital. NTV’s Marykate O’Neill has this story.

Managing and understanding grief during a difficult time of year

People deal with grief in many different ways, but this time of year is even more challenging for some. NTV’s Marykate O’Neill reports on how people can manage and understand their grief.

Mental health struggles can increase at Christmas

Despite what the song says, this is not the happiest season for everyone. For many people, Christmas can cause struggles for mental health. NTV’s David Salter reports.

Association provides tips on how to cope with Christmas blues

Christmas can be a time of joy and celebration for many people, but the holidays can also act as a trigger for those coping with mental health issues.

As NTV’s Don Bradshaw tells us, there are ways to help brighten the season. 

Renowned psychiatrist Dr. Nizar Ladha dies at age 80

A longtime mental health advocate and psychiatrist in the province, Dr. Nizar Ladha, has passed away.

Dr. Ladha died unexpectedly at the age of 80 this week while on vacation in Egypt with his wife. This weekend Premier Andrew Furey and Minister of Health Tom Osborne shared their condolences with the family and friends of the doctor. In a statement, the premier said Dr. Ladha’s contributions to mental health in Newfoundland and Labrador are immense, calling him was an integral part of the psychiatric team at the Waterford Hospital, as well as Eastern Health, having practised forensic and general psychiatry since 1974.

Dr. Ladha also served as-vice chair on the advisory council on mental health and addictions for more than a decade. 

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