Self-Care

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We have all heard of the term ‘self-care’ before… but what does this mean? The World Health Organization describes self-care as “what people do for themselves to establish and maintain health, and to prevent and deal with illness. It is a broad concept encompassing hygiene (general and personal), nutrition (type and quality of food eaten), lifestyle (sporting activities, leisure, etc), … Read More

Mask Anxiety

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With the Covid-19 pandemic still in action, most of us are familiar with wearing masks (as recommended by many local, provincial, and federal governments, as well as the World Health Organization). For some, wearing a mask can cause difficult feelings or experiences such as anxiety: Physiologically, our face can be sensitive to changes in temperature. Wearing a mask can increase … Read More

January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

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In Canada, January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month! Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common form of a dementia, and is a neurodegenerative disease that destroys brain cells. Brain cells shrink and become replaced by dense plaques. This results in one’s thinking and memory to deteriorate with time, as well as causes behaviour changes. Those suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease may also face … Read More

How to Chill Out… Literally!

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When we are feeling stressed, anxious, or overwhelmed, it can be hard to pull ourselves out of the rut we are in. It can make it even more difficult when our loved ones say cliche sayings such as “chill out.” Despite this common phrase being thrown around loosely, there might actually be some truth to it!   Did you know … Read More

New Year, New Resolutions

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It’s that time of year again… cue “new year, new me” posts! Although there is absolutely no pressure to set new year’s resolutions, for some the new year can symbolize a fresh start. If this sounds like you, below is an explanation of SMART goals, which will help you to create goals that will set you up for success! S … Read More

World Suicide Prevention Day is…Every Day

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Suicide Prevention Day has come and gone. I often take a moment to reflect on my best friend from high school who died by suicide. I still remember my parents waking me up at 3 am saying there was an urgent phone call waiting for me in the kitchen. It was his girlfriend explaining to me that my friend, Colin, … Read More

Poster: “Someone Who Has Been Mentally Abused Will…” by the Depression Project

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  Hello Everyone, This is a good “awareness poster” from the ‘Depression Project’ explaining how a person feels when they are being mentally abused. If you are experiencing mental abuse and want additional assistance, please feel free to contact one of our therapists for help. Keep healthy! Alex *Poster Information: For more information on depression, please feel free to visit … Read More

Being Bullied at Work? Fight back!

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When I was growing up, one of my closest friends was constantly being bullied. They teased him about his looks, his clothes, and the way he talked. I was paralyzed with fear watching the events unfold. Several minutes later, I soon became the next target of these bullies. As we all know, bullying comes in several forms. One of the … Read More

Feeling Lonely? Don’t Worry – You’re Not Alone

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There is a misconception out there that if you’re married, have a partner, etc. that you can’t suffer from loneliness. The truth is – we can all feel lonely at times regardless of our ‘marital status’. In Natasha Frost’s article ‘Lonely People May be Making Themselves Lonelier’, she reports a lonely person can spiral into continued loneliness for years to … Read More