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Bullying Among Youth and Its Effects On Mental Health

Posted on: Tuesday, August 10th, 2021 under blog

Bullying is a prevalent problem in our society, and some even consider it a national emergency. When 47% of Canadian parents report having at least one child who has been a victim of bullying, it makes sense to call this issue an emergency that needs attention. With International Youth Day this week, it is the […]


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, […]


Father’s Day and Men’s Mental Health

Posted on: Tuesday, June 15th, 2021 under blog

Father’s day is approaching this weekend on June 20th. As it arrives it is a great time to reflect on the significant men and father figures in our lives. The role that fathers have in an individual’s life can be very significant and embodied by many individuals, not just a biological father. Just like anyone […]


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 […]


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 […]