mental health

Brent Martindale is known as Big Brent for his work on and off the court.

How Big Brent found strength to help others

SMU basketball player Brent Martindale makes community a priority

Apr 8, 2019

Mental Health The 'revolving door' of seeking a diagnosis

How mental health bias can affect medical decision-making

Mar 26, 2019

Host Jessica Briand talks to guest Ally Garber about living with mental illness.


This week, The Signal learns how to help mental health

Jan 30, 2019

Rebecca Butler, a 22-year-old woman in Halifax, has been a vocal opponent of Bell Let's Talk Day.

MENTAL HEALTHBoycotting Bell Let's Talk Day

Some people with mental illness will not participate

Jan 30, 2019

Photo illustration of workplace stress.

Mental Health Stress up, stigma down: new report on workplace mental health

More than one-quarter of employees rate their work stress as high to extreme

Jan 29, 2019

Koko McNeill in the water.

Polar Bear DipFrom ice skates to swim trunks: how three friends are raising money for charity

Thirteen degrees below zero. Twelve centimeters of ice. A sharp axe.

Jan 22, 2019

Claudia Currie holds a picture of her son. Kyle Currie, a Halifax firefighter for 10 years, took his own life on Oct. 2.

PTSD‘This one hit home’: Why a PTSD golf tournament was renamed

Kyle Currie Memorial Golf Classic to take place in June

Dec 14, 2018

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

Kim Shaw uses a table saw to trim a wooden wine rack leg at LakeCity Woodworkers.

Photo EssayWhy this workshop is ‘a place where everybody understands’

LakeCity Woodworkers provides hands-on experience for people with mental illness

Dec 5, 2018

Tyler Anstey is launching a peer-support group for first responders and corrections officers who struggle with PTSD.

mental healthTyler Anstey was suffering alone. He doesn't want others to suffer in silence

Gr8ful Warrior support group aims to create community support

Nov 22, 2018

Garret's photo, taken by Paul Girvan, is displayed with family memories in the Conway's Halifax home.

Mental HealthHealing hearts still carry pain

Grieving parents share son's battle with mental illness as they move forward after his death

Nov 14, 2018

Graphic by Danielle McCreadie

When the news breaks the journalist

Journalists are coming out and talking honestly about mental illness

Feb 14, 2018

Panelist, Tyler Simmonds discusses the short film he made about his own depression.

Mental HealthHollywood's unhealthy relationship with mental illness

Halifax Central Library hosted final BAFF 2017 event on Sunday

Dec 4, 2017

Auditor General Michael Pickup announces the findings of his report on mental health

Mental healthNo province-wide plan for mental health services yet

Wait times and eligibility standards vary across Nova Scotia

Nov 22, 2017