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Test anxiety and how to cope with it

Posted on: Sunday, November 28th, 2021 under blog

  You paid attention in class, took thorough notes, read every chapter, and even stayed after class to study, so you should ace that huge exam, right? Well… unfortunately this isn’t always the case. The day of the exam comes, you get so tense that you forget the answers to even the most basic questions. […]


Diabetes and Mental Health – Is there a link between the two?

Posted on: Sunday, November 14th, 2021 under blog

    You may have heard people say that our physical health can affect our mental health, and vice versa. Well this is true, and a good example of this is the link between diabetes and mental health. With World Diabetes Day taking place this month on November 14, it is the perfect opportunity to […]


Intergenerational Trauma of Indigenous Communities

Posted on: Sunday, September 19th, 2021 under blog

Many Indigenous peoples in Canada suffered traumas during their time in residential schools, which have been accumulated and passed down to later generations. This is called intergenerational trauma (also known as generational or transgenerational trauma). Amy Bombay, a Dalhousie University professor, describes intergenerational trauma as “the stressful and traumatic experiences faced by one generation [that] […]


Post-COVID Self-Care For Healthcare Workers

Posted on: Tuesday, July 27th, 2021 under blog

A few days ago was International Self-Care Day (ISD) which is celebrated every year on July 24. This day serves to promote the importance of self-care, a practice which encompasses everything an individual does for their physical, mental, and emotional well-being, and is comprised of seven pillars which include: Health Literacy, Self Awareness, Physical Activity, […]


Taking Care of Your Health

Posted on: Tuesday, April 27th, 2021 under blog

World Health Day was celebrated in April. Health, on the individual and global level, has been a topic on our minds over the last year more than ever. COVID- 19 has had a great impact on both the global population’s physical health and mental health. This last year has pushed everyone to adapt from their […]


April Fools and Mindfulness

Posted on: Tuesday, March 30th, 2021 under blog

April first brings a day of pranks being pulled and laughs being shared for many people. For some, April Fool’s Day can be a day of stress, frustration and anger. Your mental health can influence many parts of your life including how you perceive things. If you perceive an April fool’s joke as malicious or […]


Sleep and Mental Health

Posted on: Tuesday, March 16th, 2021 under blog

Sleep, A cornerstone to human functioning. Without sleep, people are often extremely less functional physically and mentally. Mental functioning can include thought processes, alertness and consciousness. Each of these aspects is an important part of daily life which makes good sleep crucial for functioning. Not only does sleep impact functional parts of the brain but […]


Discrimination and its Impacts on Mental Health

Posted on: Saturday, June 27th, 2020 under blog

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 […]


Sweat Now, Shine Later

Posted on: Saturday, May 30th, 2020 under blog

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 […]


Mental Health is Something to be Thankful for

Posted on: Saturday, October 12th, 2019 under blog

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 […]