Stella's Place Blog
Building Community Through Film

Building Community Through Film

 For Mental Health week this year, Stella’s Place hosted our first film festival to raise awareness about mental health challenges, support the talented filmmakers and artists in our community, and bring people together in a time of isolation. From May 3 to May 7,...

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A New Program for Racialized Young Adults

A New Program for Racialized Young Adults

 Black folks, Indigenous folks and other people of colour face unique challenges with regard to mental health. This month, Stella’s Place launched a new co-designed 12-week Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) program for racialized young adults. This program consists...

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Stella’s Place Before and Beyond the Pandemic

Stella’s Place Before and Beyond the Pandemic

 On February 17, 2021 Stella’s Place hosted a virtual open house, Review and Reimagine for our community. It was an opportunity to meet our new Executive Director, Wangari Muriuki, and learn about our 2019/2020 Impact Report. The event also recognized that this month...

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From Candy Factory to Vital Healing Hub

From Candy Factory to Vital Healing Hub

 Donna Green, the founder of Stella’s Place, can’t decide if her favourite candy is a chocolate turtle or a kit kat bar. She’s also been known to keep a secret stash of red vines in her desk drawer. We asked her this as a nod to the new building Stella’s Place has...

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Mental Health for All

Mental Health for All

 Artists in support of Stella’s Place on World Mental Health Day The theme for this year’s World Mental Health Day is ‘Mental health for all’ with a call to action to get involved. As a global community in the grips of a pandemic, we are starting to realize the...

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I wish I had known

I wish I had known

 I wish I had known that the last time I saw my brother would be the last time. Losing a loved one to suicide is one of the most devastating fatalities one can experience. Whether spouse or sibling, child or colleague, the helplessness, shock and anguish of survivors...

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