Stories by Jessica Briand

Mental Health The 'revolving door' of seeking a diagnosis

How mental health bias can affect medical decision-making

Mar 26, 2019

A model is projected with words related to mental health.

Changing public perceptions of mental illness

What journalists need to know before reporting

Dec 10, 2018

From left to right: Alexa McDonough, Diana Whalen, Patricia Arab, Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin, Julie Chaisson.

POLITICS Is politics a man's world? Survey suggests there's still a gap in perceptions

Nova Scotian women discuss their experiences in politics

Dec 7, 2018

Military members hold flags in front of the Fort Needham Bell Tower during a ceremony marking the 101st anniversary of the Halifax Explosion.

HALIFAX EXPLOSIONHalifax Explosion memorial service brings people together on 101st anniversary

Memorial held at Fort Needham Bell Tower to remember the tragic events of Dec. 6, 1917

Dec 6, 2018

Jake Ivany announces the expansion of the Bluenose-Ability Film Festival on Monday.

ACCESSIBILITY Disability film festival to include all arts

Bluenose Ability Arts and Film Festival to hold workshops around Nova Scotia in 2019

Dec 4, 2018

Samantha Walkes portrays Cinderella at Neptune Theatre during a media call on Nov. 27.

PHOTO ESSAYFinding ways to ‘bridge the gap’ with Neptune Theatre’s Cinderella

Empowering a traditional character to empower young women

Dec 3, 2018

Two people pass Cinderella on the way into the elevator at Neptune Theatre.

THEATRE Neptune Theatre wants to create accessible theatre performances with ASL programming

Jan. 5 to be first of many ASL interpreted performances on Neptune stages

Nov 26, 2018

Cars line up during rush hour traffic on the Bedford Highway Monday evening.

CITY PLANNINGAll talk and no action? Discussing what’s next for the Bedford Highway

Residents getting impatient with lack of vision in transportation plans

Nov 20, 2018

Eager customers brave the cold to be first in line for the opening of Souls Habour’s Mission Mart on Thursday.

Thrift StoresSouls Harbour gets thrifty with Mission Mart opening

Souls Harbour recruited 127 volunteers ahead of Thursday's grand opening

Nov 16, 2018