Spring 2018 PEG


DESPAIR IN THE WORKPLACE The economic downtown, especially in Calgary, corelates with a spike in suicides. Those who lose their jobs—and those still at their desks or in the field—are susceptible to spiraling into depression.

Elizabeth Turnbull describes her late husband as “a talented, thoughtful, complex man.” Educated in computer engineering, he had switched to a career in woodworking, something he loved deeply. His world featured other passions, too, including music and photography.

It may be a cliché, but Chris Kubash had plenty to live for. He kept busy, he was loved, he was understood. Yet in 2015, Mr. Kubash died by suicide, and Elizabeth became one of the tens of thousands of Canadians every year left to wonder why it happened.

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