Former Mayor of Toronto, Rob Ford passed away this morning at the age of 46. After battling cancer since 2014, Councillor Ford died at the hospital this morning .
Canada’s Defense Minister and Minister of Multiculturalism, Jason Kenney, expressed his deep sorrow and sadness on the beheading of Ethiopian Christians in Libya.
“Canada stands in solidarity with Ethiopian people,The Ethiopian Church and the families of those who were killed at this difficult time and we pray for the consolation of their families “Jason remarks.
This is Ethiofidel’s pick of the week . A song by Temesgen Goa A.K.A Kichini .
Who is affected? Mental illness indirectly affects all Canadians at some time through a family member, friend or colleague. 20% of Canadians will personally experience a mental illness in their lifetime. Mental illness affects people of all ages, educational and income levels, and cultures. Approximately 8% of adults will experience major depression at some time in their lives. About 1% of Canadians will experience bipolar disorder (or “manic depression”).
How common is it? Schizophrenia affects 1% of the Canadian population. Anxiety disorders affect 5% of the household population, causing mild to severe impairment. Suicide accounts for 24% of all deaths among 15-24 year olds and 16% among 25-44 year olds. Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in both men and women from adolescence to middle age. Continue reading
Maya Angelou, the legendary, brilliant, and matchless American author, civil rights activist, director, educator, speaker, performer, and poet whose career has spanned five decades, has passed away at age 86.
Angelou was found unresponsive by her caretaker on Wednesday morning. Her death was confirmed by her literary agent.
As outlined in her 1969 autobiography I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Angelou grew up in both Missouri and Arkansas. After she was raped by her mother’s boyfriend as a child, Angelou did not speak for five years because she felt responsible for his subsequent murder. “I still don’t find it cathartic,” Continue reading
Peaches Geldof, a model and the daughter of Irish singer and activist Bob Geldof, has died at age 25.