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Tag Archives: anxiety

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 […]


Anxiety and Mental Health Awareness

Posted on: Saturday, September 28th, 2019 under blog

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 under blog

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 […]


International Women’s Day and Pain Management

Posted on: Sunday, March 3rd, 2019 under blog

With International Women’s Day fast approaching, it is time to start paying attention to women’s issues that are seldom discussed in popular media such as pain management (especially during childbirth). Pain is described as a condition that includes beliefs, behaviours and functional disabilities. The interplay of beliefs, behaviours and functional disabilities creates personal meanings of […]


Lest We Forget

Posted on: Sunday, November 4th, 2018 under blog

As we remember the loss of our fallen soldiers, we also acknowledge the troops that have witnessed or experienced life threatening events. War trauma made a great contribution to the current studies of PTSD. In the First World War, military psychiatry came to birth. The emotional trauma became known as shell shock because doctors were […]


Valentine’s Day – An Anxiety-Ridden Hallmark Holiday, or Relationship Booster?

Posted on: Monday, February 6th, 2017 under blog

It’s February, and with the continued cold weather and short days, comes the much anticipated (and sometimes dreaded) holiday of love… Valentine’s Day. Advocates of the holiday can’t wait to consume copious amounts of chocolate, share hugs and kisses with their partner, and reflect on the good times of their current romantic relationship. Critics of […]


Welcome New Calgary Therapists to the Team!

Posted on: Saturday, November 24th, 2012 under blog

We are pleased to have Simone McCreary and Dee Dee Kay, two accomplished Calgary Counsellors, join our team. Simone brings her genuine compassion and positivity into her work as a counsellor for adults, couples, and teens. She attained a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology at the University of Calgary before earning her Masters of […]


Embedded Notorious Elements

Posted on: Friday, June 24th, 2011 under blog

So what happened in Vancouver? The Canucks lost on their home turf and then there was rioting in the streets? Kinda reminds me of the English football (soccer) league fans. Vancouver has been working hard to reclaim its reputation in the eyes of the world as a peace-loving city. Last verdict was that the rioting […]