This episode of Rural Routes features Dr. Kathleen Kevany from the Faculty of Agriculture at Dalhousie University in Truro, Nova Scotia. She is the director of the Rural Research Collaborative and a licensed psychotherapist who studies community development, community well-being and social change. We reached out to Dr. Kevany in the aftermath of a mass shooting in rural Nova Scotia to help us understand the impacts such traumatic events have on rural regions and communities and what we can do to help us get through such difficult events. Dr. Kevany also shared some of the resources available to rural communities and especially those affected by the recent events.
Serving: East Hants, Colchester, Cumberland, Pictou & Antigonish Counties
290 West River Road
P.O. Box 430
Pictou, Nova Scotia B0K 1H0
Toll Free: 1-800-565-7912
Mental Health Services
Cumberland Mental Health Services
Address: 33 Havelock St, Amherst, NS B4H 4W1
Hours: Open 24 hours
Phone: (902) 667-3879
Therapists can be found within the community or accessed from across the country. Tele-services and e-counselling are now (during Covid19 pandemic) the mode for delivery.
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Contact the Nova Scotia Chapter
Dr. Kathleen Kevany faculty profile
Rural Routes Partners:
The Leslie Harris Centre of Regional Policy and Development, MUN
Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation
Rural Policy Learning Commons Partnership
The National Campus and Community Radio Association
Music by Laura C. Bates performed by Trent Severn.