Posts Tagged ‘ Mental Illness ’

Psych patient gets freedom, to a degree

July 24, 2013
Psych patient gets freedom, to a degree

A man found not criminally responsible for the murder of his father in North Vancouver has been granted limited access to the community, but  he must continue living in the confines of a psychiatric hospital. Jordan Ramsay is a schizophrenic who killed his father in November 2011 after being advised to replace medication for his [...]

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Couple cycles from B.C. to Newfoundland for mental illness

July 20, 2013

HALIFAX — Twelve years after their 17-year-old son took his own life, a couple in their 60s are cycling from B.C. to Newfoundland to raise money and awareness for mental illness. Vancouver Sun – News / Vancouver

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Town Talk: Segal tribute raises $2.1 million to fight mental illness

June 8, 2013

CHOW TIME: Businessman-philanthropist Joe Segal had close to 1,500 citizens paid $ 500 each to honour him at the Vancouver Convention Centre’s newer East structure this week. Having taken son Lorne months to organize, the gala-banquet by the Vancouver Board of Trade reportedly raised $ 2.1 million for Coast Mental Health. Before tucking into salmon [...]

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Dinner honouring Joe Segal raises about $2.1 million for Vancouver charity

June 6, 2013

More than 1,500 people donned black tie, miniature medals, glitter and gowns Tuesday to celebrate the extraordinary life of philanthropist and businessman Joe Segal and raise money for Coast Mental Health. The event raised about $ 2.1 million for the non-profit organization that supports recovery from mental illness, and the final tally could climb even [...]

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Man who killed mother in front of her three kids gets life sentence

April 29, 2013
Man who killed mother in front of her three kids gets life sentence

A man who killed a mother in front of three of her children in Burnaby four years ago has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 15 years. In September 2009, the victim was watching TV when her estranged common-law husband stabbed her repeatedly with a large kitchen knife while [...]

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