HIV has been a part of public awareness for over 35 years, although the origin of the disease goes back farther and is still questioned by some. I’ve watched knowledge about HIV and AIDS rise and fall.
Red Road HIV/AIDS Network (RRHAN) and Positive Women’s Network (PWN) are thrilled to announce that the Indigenous Women’s Support position for their joint Holistic Health Awareness Program for Indigenous Women has been filled.
This week Peterborough's Electric City Magazine published a poem by Cathy Petch in response to the murder of people in a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. It's the first in a series called Queer Voices on Orlando.
When we experience a traumatic event, the language part of our brains turn off, which is why we so often have a hard time putting words to what happened. We store the memory regardless of the availability of language.
Last week was our annual SpringBoard conference. I love SpringBoard; it’s a day to connect with people from many different communities and to hear new and developing info from research, health care and social services.
Did you receive a survey asking about your thoughts on PWN's support program? That's because Sheena Sargeant, who is completing a master's degree, has been collecting data to inform the organization's next steps. Here are some of the words and quotes that have come from the surveys as well as a focus group.
Like every retreat, the Skill Development Weekend had a few workshops that were mandatory. These required workshops encouraged women to engage with their peers and centred on HIV education, self-care, and self-awareness.
It’s been a heckuva news day so far. Federally, the Supreme Court ruled that Metis and non-status Indians people are now under the jurisdiction of the federal government, resulting from a case that started 17 years ago.
I wish more therapists had this kind of insight and honesty. “Should therapy strive to help a patient adjust, or to help prepare him to change the world around him? Is the patient’s internal world skewed?
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