Cody Glode suicide shows mental health system is in crisis, says mother – CBC

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Cody Glode suicide shows mental health system is in crisis, says mother – CBC

by ahnationtalk on March 18, 2016276 Views

Mar 17, 2016

‘Good work is being done in some areas, more remains to be done,’ says health minister

The mother of a 20-year-old promising mixed martial arts fighter and career firefighter who committed suicide earlier this month says the mental health system is failing Nova Scotians and especially young adults.

Lisa Glode’s son Cody died March 2. He had battled depression from age of 13, but had been successfully treating it until this fall.

At age 19, he became the youngest full-time firefighter with the Truro Fire Service and the only Mi’kmaw person with the department. His MMA career was about to go to the next level.

“Here’s this young, vibrant 20-year-old who has a full-time career and is starting another career. He was getting ready to go pro. Everybody thought Cody Glode had it all,” Lisa Glode told CBC Radio’s Information Morning.

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/youth-mental-health-suicide-treatment-1.3495668

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