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Category Archives: blog

Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviour Awareness Week

Posted on: Tuesday, October 6th, 2020

Do you know what a Body-focused repetitive behaviour (BFRB) is? Many people have never heard of this common mental health disorder. You may be surprised to learn that about 1 in 20 people lives with a BFRB, which means you likely know someone who is impacted by this disorder. October 1-7th, 2020 is BFRB Awareness […]


Raising Awareness around Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted on: Tuesday, September 29th, 2020

You may have a loved one who has suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. It is one form of dementia and is affecting more and more older adults in our society. It is important that we discuss these diseases because they are currently not curable and raising awareness, can promote further research towards a cure, prevention, and […]


Bisexual Visibility Day

Posted on: Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

On September 23, we celebrate Bisexual people and bring bisexuality to light, which is the ‘B’ of the LGBTQ+ acronym. Bisexuality can be defined as a person who is attracted (physically and/or emotionally) to people of the same or different genders. Bisexual people do not necessarily have an equal attraction to men and women or […]


What to Keep in Mind on Overdose Awareness Day

Posted on: Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

Overdose Awareness Day was on August 31, 2020, and is an important topic we all should be made aware of. On average, since 2016,  3850 people have died from overdoses in Canada per year. Understanding individuals who struggle with substance use disorder, addiction, and drug use are not something we commonly think about, especially now […]


Feeling Hopeless Amidst World Crises

Posted on: Monday, August 17th, 2020

In our current world, we are connected online and have access to news and images of what is happening across the globe. Being able to connect with others around the world is an incredible feat, but when a crisis occurs, some can feel hopeless, out of reach, and can be affected by what others are […]


Toxic Positivity

Posted on: Monday, August 3rd, 2020

It may seem contradictory that positivity can be used in a negative way. However, pitching positivity and promoting a constant ‘positive outlook’ can be overused to a point where it becomes toxic. When we pretend our feelings are not there or pretend we are fine when we are not, we are denying our own internal […]


Self Care As An Everyday Practice

Posted on: Monday, July 20th, 2020

Self-care can be described as a check-in with ourselves and taking care of oneself in ways your body and mind need. Self-care is something we do not always prioritize in our daily lives. Taking time for ourselves can seem impossible, especially with work, school, relationships, and children in the mix. Self-care is not just taking […]


Discrimination and its Impacts on Mental Health

Posted on: Saturday, June 27th, 2020

The month of June has had some powerful and meaningful events including the continuation of the Black Lives Matter movement and the celebration of Pride among LGBTQ+ communities. Although these events are celebrating the lives of the people among these groups and working towards change, it is important to be aware and understand how discrimination […]


How to Help the Suicide Crisis Among Indigenous Individuals

Posted on: Saturday, June 13th, 2020

National Indigenous Day is coming up and this month we celebrate National Indigenous History Month, so it is important to recognize Indigenous identities and culture. This month, Canada acknowledges the achievements, challenges, cultural practices, and history of First Nations, Inuit, and Metis people. Indigenous people have faced and continue to face many challenges, which include […]


Sweat Now, Shine Later

Posted on: Saturday, May 30th, 2020

Are you trying to find new ways of taking care of yourself and your mental health? Or perhaps slightly bored during COVID-19? Exercise is a very useful way to alleviate any stress and pass the time!   Exercising has many benefits for both physical and mental health. In general, exercise has been proven to help […]