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Category Archives: blog

Feeling groggy? You’re not alone.

Posted on: Saturday, November 9th, 2019

Daylight Savings Time is renowned for being an annual annoyance, but as it turns out, it can actually trigger underlying health issues. While it is only a one-hour time change, more frequent and emerging research in recent years states that daylight savings time can mess with our body clock causing lack of sleep, potential trigger […]


Don’t Mask Your Mental Health Struggles

Posted on: Saturday, October 26th, 2019

Halloween is a time to dress up, have fun, and put on a false persona in the spirit of the season; but don’t mask your mental health! While the theme of mystery, darkness, tricks and treats can be fun for some, it can have a traumatic effect on those with depression or seasonal affective disorders.  […]


Mental Health is Something to be Thankful for

Posted on: Saturday, October 12th, 2019

Thanksgiving is a time when people typically spend time with loved ones. But it may be hard for someone to think of reasons to be thankful, chipper or inviting over the Thanksgiving season when they are struggling with mental illness or grieving the loss of a loved one. So what can you do if you […]


Anxiety and Mental Health Awareness

Posted on: Saturday, September 28th, 2019

Worried that you or a loved one has anxiety?   Anxiety Disorder is on the rise for a leading cause of death. And with Mental Illness Awareness week being this week, and Mental Health Day on October 10th, it’s an especially important time to discuss mental health issues, with the focus of this blog being […]


Teen Suicide Awareness

Posted on: Saturday, September 14th, 2019

The topic of mental health is especially important this week with World Suicide Prevention Day having occurred on September 10th. The back to school season can take a mental toll on youth due to social and academic pressures, along with other stressors that you can read more about below.     Close to 800,000 people die […]


Children’s Self-Esteem

Posted on: Saturday, August 31st, 2019

Back to school season is here, and with that comes good things like structure to your kids’ daily lives and hanging out with their friends on a regular basis. But like these good things, more negative things can come along, such as the stress of homework, teen dramas, and self-esteem issues and your child’s perception […]


Addiction and Opioid Crisis

Posted on: Sunday, August 18th, 2019

International Overdose Awareness Day is on August 31st, and in context to that, along with a national opioid crisis arising, it is important to know the signs and symptoms of opioid addiction, and what you can do for yourself and others to help.    In any addiction, it is critical to understand the difference between […]


Peer Pressure and Bullying Among Youth

Posted on: Monday, August 5th, 2019

With International Youth Day on August 12th, it’s good to bring light to an important topic that pertains to youth: bullying and peer pressure. Bullying can come in many forms and can be displayed in various ways. Read more about the forms of bullying, effects, and prevention here.    In the age of technology, there […]


Post Stampede Blues

Posted on: Sunday, July 21st, 2019

Stampede 2019 has come to a close, so what now? It’s time to snap back into reality and initiate mindful behaviours that allow one to reflect and react to decisions made over the ten-day period. Stampede is a fun-filled event with lots of opportunities for everyone to loosen up, and spend money. The rush of […]


Calgary Stampede and Addictions

Posted on: Sunday, July 7th, 2019

It’s Stampede season, and while we all deserve to let loose and embrace Calgarian culture, these two weeks can habituate a loss of reality for party go-ers and Stampede revellers, and even hide symptoms of gambling and drinking addictions.    It is already a norm for people to take a day off, up to the […]