‘Kids just feel so hopeless’: Mother on loss, suicide prevention and men’s mental health – GLOBAL

June 6, 2024

By all accounts, Michele Haire’s 26-year-old son was doing well.

He had recently graduated from Nova Scotia Community College and was thriving at his job as a pharmacy technician.

But while Cameron was excited about his career, he also had a lot of things weighing on him, his mother recalls.

“There was a homeless encampment (near our home) and it really bothered him that we as a society could let people live like that in all of the elements. He was worried about global warming … just feeling like the world just really deteriorated,” she said.

“And hate, hatred, any kind of hatred against the LGBTQ community really bothered him.”

To support her son, the family would provide food and water to the encampment, as well as create a welcoming space for LGBTQ2 friends at their home in Lower Sackville, N.S., outside Halifax.

Read more: https://globalnews.ca/news/10547386/men-mental-health-suicide-halifax/

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