A mom’s message to families struggling with mental illness: ‘There’s help’

For families affected by a loved one’s mental illness, support can often be hard to find. Other times, it’s found in unexpected places. For Maggie Alanak, that place was Yellowknife City Hall on Wednesday. “I’m very blessed that I came here and very thankful that I dropped by because I needed help like this,” said...
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