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Radio Show on Mental Illness

The September 28, 2010 Catch Da flava show radio hosted by Araxi and Kelvin with group of youth Leyia, Stephanie and Isaac. We talk about basic mental illness terms such as an Addiction. We discuss on the air what addiction is? At the simplest level, an addiction occurs when you cannot permanently stop yourself from doing something. The term addiction is generally applied to habits that are not necessary for life (e.g., eating and breathing are not addictions), and that are also unhealthy to engage in. Usually the things we become addicted to are either very exciting or stimulating, or act directly on the brain and body to produce a desirable alteration in how we think or feel. Common addictions are to cigarettes and other tobacco products, drugs (street/recreational drugs as well as ones prescribed by your doctor), alcohol, gambling, pornography and (some say) to the Internet itself. One of our youth gust Layia used to have an addiction of eating chocolate, and Stephanie said she ha…

Thank you Regent Park Focus

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My time has come to an end at Regent Park Focus. It was a great experience. I am super glad I chose to do my school placement at Focus. I am thankful that Adonis Huggins offered me a job as the summer program coordinator. I learned a lot from my position. I learned about the different art programs offered, team work, leadership, goal setting, project task management, research, opportunities, challenges and so much more. It was great connecting with the Regent Park community and people. I loved all the participants in the diverse summer 2010 programs which included; arts and crafts, photography and arts, video, radio, George Brown audio play, comic book club, RPTV, Divas and Pop Divas. Many skills were developed and I had an opportunity to accomplish many goals. I loved hosting the Catch Da Flava radio, writing for the Catch Da Flava magazine and being involved in the scripts, comics and arts that were put together. I especially enjoyed going on special retreats to the Luminato festiva…