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  • Bernadette Taylor
    December 12, 2011 - 16:31

    Know that we are thinking about you, from here in Cape Breton, as you gather to remember on Sunday.

  • D. Power
    December 12, 2011 - 09:39

    It is a crying (literally) shame that it is not socially acceptable to acknowledge the elephant in the room: more than 80% of suicide victims are MALE. And not just here and now - around the world, for as long as we've kept statistics. Yet just try (I have) to get anyone in the media to even mention it. Why? It's very fashionable to discuss homosexuality or being aboriginal with regard to suicide, so why not a much stronger associative factor? Just look at how males are depicted in all media, and the way schools are abandoning boys to video games and drugs. Is it any wonder they feel despair? Do *you* know any reason why it should not even be discussed? We're just DYING to know....

    • Mary-Frances Scully
      January 02, 2012 - 18:38

      It is very important to me as the mother of sons to note that strong link between suicide and men. The reality that boys are struggling at all levels of education and that so many are hooked on video games, alcohol , drugs and face violence or the threat of violence regularly is a huge concern to me.The high rate of death and injury through accidents and violence for boys and young men is a topic of great interest to me worthy of much discussion. As a start, I would like to ask why the high school choice of books for english has to be so dark ,so focused on death, dystopia and dysfunction. Its no wonder our adolescents are depressed.