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Tag Archives: Calgary counselling

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 […]


Addiction and Opioid Crisis

Posted on: Sunday, August 18th, 2019 under blog

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 under blog

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 […]


Calgary Stampede and Addictions

Posted on: Sunday, July 7th, 2019 under blog

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 […]


Does Your Child Need A Psycho-educational Assessment?

Posted on: Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 under blog

Does Your Child Need A Psycho-educational Assessment? It is often thought that only children who are struggling in school require psycho-educational assessments, however, what many people don’t know is that psycho-educational assessments can be used to identify a child’s strengths and weaknesses, allowing for enhanced and targeted learning. At some point, every child struggles in […]


Ready To Quit?

Posted on: Monday, May 27th, 2019 under blog

In honour of World No Tobacco Day (on May 31st), we thought it would be appropriate to base our discussion around the topic of tobacco and lung health. Smoking cigarettes is said to be the number one cause of preventable deaths in North America. As well, smoking tobacco and being exposed to secondhand smoke significantly […]


Maternal Mental Health

Posted on: Monday, May 13th, 2019 under blog

In celebration of Mother’s Day yesterday, we thought it would be appropriate to shine light on the importance of maternal mental health and its issues. Maternal mental health disorders can affect any pregnant woman or woman who has recently given birth, however, women with previous histories of depression or other mental health disorders are at […]


Canada’s Growing Opioid Epidemic

Posted on: Monday, April 29th, 2019 under blog

You may have heard of Canada’s growing opioid crisis and the measures being taken to combat this epidemic. More than 9000 people have lost their lives to the opioid crisis in two years in Canada alone. The most common opioids are drugs such as fentanyl, oxycodone, and morphine. Doctors often prescribe these drugs to help […]


What is a High Functioning Alcoholic?

Posted on: Sunday, April 14th, 2019 under blog

Alcoholics are typically portrayed in popular media as angry drunks who have hit rock bottom and are ostracised by their friends and family. However, this narrative is not typically reflective of individuals with an alcohol use disorder. There are many people who are “high functioning alcoholics” which means that they have an alcohol use disorder […]


How To Not Lose Your Cool

Posted on: Sunday, March 31st, 2019 under blog

We’re all familiar with stress and anger, whether we’ve experienced it first or second hand towards a situation or a person, such as a road rage or having a disagreement with our spouse. Anger is defined as a strong feeling of annoyance, displeasure, or hostility. There is a physiological, cognitive, affective and behavioural component to […]