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No further thoughts of suicide | Pinehouse Lake

Updated: Apr 6, 2022

Keara Tinker is a 17 year old from Pinehouse Lake, Saskatchewan. Keara joined the Pinehouse Photography Club late last year and has found the club and photography very useful. "Photography changed my life!" says Tinker, "before I didn’t know how to look at life because I was at a that point of depression. I was cutting my arms thinking about suicide often and I was always putting my self down".

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"Therapeutic photography increases self esteem and self worth"

Now an active youth and member in the club, Keara utilizes therapeutic photography techniques to help prevent mental health issues, such as depression and thoughts of suicide. Tinker says that she was scared at first to try something new. "I was to scared to go there until they opened the studio near by my house".

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"I dont think of my depression anymore. I don’t cut my arms anymore. I don’t think of suicide anymore," Tinker.

Therapeutic photography changes the way youth see their lives. Instead of looking down, and focusing on negativity, they begin to see the beauty all around themselves. "I am starting to take pictures of my beautiful home town and now everyone (I see) is beautiful and pretty," Tinker. "I love taking pictures now!"

Tinker encourages all youth to be brave and try something new. Photography helps "you see life differently and it's a lot of fun!" Tinker.

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The Pinehouse Photography Club is a division of the Canadian PhotoHealth Authority, which utilizes therapeutic photography to help prevent and deal with youth mental health problems and/or addiction. Statistically, the non-profit organization engages over 300 youth a month in Pinehouse and is focused on spreading more awareness to other communities and government officials that there is more options that can be explored to even prevent mental health problems before they occur.

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More more information, you can like Keara's photogoraphy page In the Moment" on Facebook.

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Ashley Park

Dre has a true passion for photography, but his night time photography is what really sets him apart from the rest. It takes a lot of patience, planning and instinct to have a successful aurora chase! Highly recommend this photographer as the qualities listed above, cannot be bought nor can they be faked


Barbara Seibold Wilkes

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. That is what happened for me today as I viewed his once in a lifetime shot of an Aurora Borealis that spoke to me in an extremely meaningful way of a Butterfly and Angel. Delving into his long (and continuing) list of talents and accomplishments, I look forward to following Dre Erwin’s photography and life’s journey. It is a good day!


Corey O’Soup

By putting cameras in the hands of these youth, a nurse literally is saving lives in the north.


Leanne Mikkelsen Thoroughgood

Love Dre’s photography! It is breathtaking and vibrant - life affirming! Recommend following his photography as it provides calm and peace at the end of the day!

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