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pfr banner workingCanada’s national Mental Health Week (May 4-10, 2015) focuses this year on men’s mental health — and the correlation between physical and mental illnesses.

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Grief, and dying, and the great love of life

April 19th, 2015 | Posted by ccsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off)

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picture 624bpfr banner workingStephen Jenkinson’s new book is not a seven step coping strategy and not an out-clause for trauma or sorrow — it’s a manifesto for sanity and soul

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picture 604British Columbia’s annual provincial eating disorders awareness campaign begins February 1, 2015 — on Facebook hereon Twitter here

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picture 601“We have inculcated a culture in our society that men have to be tough, men have to be strong. Our society is very good at punishing gender deviation in men. Weakness is not considered to be masculine.” – Dr. Don McCreary (Toronto Men’s Health Network)

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The Enneagram system suggests that there are nine basic personality types of human nature, and subtypes and variations within the fundamental categories

picture 594bIn a thousand ways, writes author/performer T.J. Dawe, our culture directs us to be this and not that. Signals come in all forms, from all directions. And implicit in these edicts is the belief that our personalities are bendable as pipe cleaner, that we can choose to be someone radically different from who we’re inclined to be and mould ourselves into that new shape by sheer force of will. But what if that’s not true?

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Men’s panel takes a look at current men’s issues

October 6th, 2014 | Posted by ccsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off)

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From men’s rights to domestic violence, we convene a men’s panel to focus on current issues

picture 589When a men’s rights group working against “bigotry that is routinely practiced against men and boys in this culture” planned its first major conference this year, protesters were fighting for the event to be cancelled (see The Huffington Post). The push for “men’s rights” has for some time been a hotly-debated concept—and has been seen as a push-back against hard-won rights for women.

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