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Celebrating Black History Month at Journey Counselling

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

Black History Month is a special time each year where we are called to reflect upon and celebrate members of the African Canadian community. Members of the African American/Canadian community have faced adversities for hundreds of years and have still been able to become incredible leaders and impactful members of society. This February is a […]


The Role of Nutrition in Mental Health

Posted on: Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021 under blog

February is heart and stroke awareness month. An important part of heart and stroke awareness is the role of nutrition and a healthy diet. Nutrition is as important to mental health as it is to heart health. Our brains are always active. The brain manages our physical functioning along with our mental functioning. As our […]


Practicing Gratitude

Posted on: Tuesday, January 19th, 2021 under blog

Gratitude can be defined in several different ways, but in a clinical definition is defined as, “the appreciation of what is valuable and meaningful to oneself; it is a general state of thankfulness and/or appreciation”. There have been several studies that have shown, “people who consciously count their blessings tend to be happier and less […]


Celebrating the holidays during a pandemic

Posted on: Tuesday, December 15th, 2020 under blog

None of us hoped the COVID-19 pandemic would be continuing to spread at this time of year, but this is the reality we are facing. This can be disheartening as this is typically a time of year where some may plan to spend time with their families and loved ones. Just because the holidays may […]


Perceived Productivity on social media

Posted on: Tuesday, November 10th, 2020 under blog

Pretending we are productive or posting about our productivity on social media can perpetuate the idea that to be valuable within society, we need to be busy at all times. There can be a perception that having, “busy, chaotic lives should be worn as a badge of honour”. These kinds of ideas can be dangerous […]


Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviour Awareness Week

Posted on: Tuesday, October 6th, 2020 under blog

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 under blog

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 under blog

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 under blog

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 under blog

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 […]