Nova Scotia is strong. We have endured tragedies beyond imagination, and moments that had equal power to knock us down, or fortify our collective resilience.

After the events of April 18 and 19, the term Nova Scotia Strong became a rallying cry for a province in mourning. Then, as COVID-19 ravaged a nursing home, and helicopter and plane crashes claimed yet more lives, it became a mantra. Nova Scotia Strong.

Taking time to remember lives well lived, and recommitting to our communities during this time of heightened stress and turmoil can help us heal. Together we can become kinder, more compassionate, and our communities stronger.

The Nova Scotia Nurses’ Union is proud to represent nurses working across this great province. We are proud to be part of this community that is so inspirational and connected. Through all of these events, Nova Scotians have come together. We understand that some may need more support right now. Please reach out to mental health services if you or someone you know needs help.

  • The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll free).
  • Kids Help Phone is available 24/7, by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free).
  • For help or information about domestic violence 24/7, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll-free).


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