Our Town with Grant Nickalls replay: It’s time to end the sound of silence


Each week, Huntsville’s own Grant Nickalls entertains us, inspires us, make us laugh and sometimes makes us cry, but always he reminds us why Huntsville is the best place on earth to call home. These were some of the Our Town videos that had you talking the most.

This week in Our Town: with last week’s death of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, a reminder to seek help if you are struggling, and to be kind to all you meet – you never know what kind of battle someone is facing. If you’re staring down your own demons right now, know that help is available. Let’s end the stigma around mental illness.

If you are suicidal or experiencing a mental health crisis, call 911 or go to the emergency department or call the Ontario Mental Health Helpline, 1-866-531-2600.

If you have been a victim of crime or tragedy, the Muskoka Victim Services Victim Crisis Assistance and Referral Service can help. Call 1-844-762-9945, Monday to Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm (emergency services after hours: 1-877-229-2217).

The Canadian Mental Health Association, Muskoka – Parry Sound provides mental health and addictions services to adults including crisis intervention, counselling, rehabilitiation, housing and recovery support.

If you are age 20 and younger, the Kids Help Phone (1-800-668-6868) provides free, 24/7, anonymous counselling.

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1 Comment

  1. Anthony Bourdain had apparently had many years of therapy before his death.

    A major problem in Western society is the loss of having a meaning and a disciplined purpose outside of ourselves. If people have nothing that they are willing to die for, should we be surprised when they determine that they have nothing to live for? The reports indicate that Bourdain had said that he would live for his young daughter. One wonders what happened to that resolve? The suicide of a parent has tragic consequences in the lives of their children. Not only must they deal with their grief over the loss but they must also try to deal with their anger.

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