mental health

Self-Care During Coronavirus

Self-Care During Coronavirus

Self-care has never been more important than it is right now As we continue to social distance ourselves from others and stay indoors during the Coronavirus outbreak, it’s imperative that we pay attention to our self-care. This means we need to pay attention to ourselves and be kind to ourselves. Some people will look at Self-Care During Coronavirus

Canadians with Mental Health Conditions and Addictions Higher At Risk for Being Victims of Violence

Canadians with Mental Health Conditions and Addictions Higher At Risk for Being Victims of Violence

About one million Canadians live with a mental health-related disability including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, anorexia, and substance abuse which dramatically affects their quality of life. According to the 2014 General Social Survey on Canadians’ Safety (GSS), 10 percent of people living with a mental health-related disability reported having been a victim of violence that Canadians with Mental Health Conditions and Addictions Higher At Risk for Being Victims of Violence

Effective Goal Setting for Recovery

Effective Goal Setting for Recovery

“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” This quote is often used as a motivation for people in personal development and goal setting conversations. While this overused cliché is not a clinical definition of real mental health problems, it does provide a valuable lesson that Effective Goal Setting for Recovery

Marijuana and its Effects on Mental Health – Psychosis

Marijuana and its Effects on Mental Health - Psychosis

With all of the recent conversation about the legalization of marijuana in Canada, it is important for families to understand the potential side effects of marijuana usage. Even though this substance is widely used, there is growing concern about the health risks that are associated with cannabis. How Mental Health is Affected By Marijuana Use Marijuana and its Effects on Mental Health – Psychosis

Five Changes to Your Routine for Wellness

Five Changes to Your Routine for Wellness

Addiction recovery is more than just changing a few behaviours to overcome bad habits. Once a person has fallen into addiction, it takes a full, holistic approach to help them recover their health in all aspects of life: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. Rather than focusing on just ceasing the unhealthy behaviour, it is more Five Changes to Your Routine for Wellness

Treating Mental Illness Like the Flu

Treating Mental Illness Like the Flu

When someone is coming down with the flu, there’s no question that it is time to visit a doctor for treatment. It’s an accepted, obvious practice to seek medical treatments for physical problems. But there is still a stigma about the idea of seeking treatment for mental illness. A new Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Treating Mental Illness Like the Flu

Stigmas In Mental Health

Stigma: a mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person. Stigma surrounds qualities that are shamed in our society. In our culture, people with mental illness and addiction wear one of the most prominent societal marks of shame. But living with mental illness and/or addiction is not uncommon; According to the Canadian Association Stigmas In Mental Health