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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 […]


Children’s Self-Esteem

Posted on: Saturday, August 31st, 2019 under blog

Back to school season is here, and with that comes good things like structure to your kids’ daily lives and hanging out with their friends on a regular basis. But like these good things, more negative things can come along, such as the stress of homework, teen dramas, and self-esteem issues and your child’s perception […]


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 […]


Canadian Men’s Health Week

Posted on: Monday, June 10th, 2019 under blog

Men’s Health Week is globally celebrated every year preceding Fathers Day in order to raise awareness for and shine light on men’s health issues. This year for Canadian Men’s Health Week (June 10-16, 2019), the Canadian Men’s Health Foundation will be focusing on “How to Be Healthy at Work” which encourages men to lead healthier […]


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 […]


Fanning the Flames

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

Blog entry by: Marla Mulloy “So tell me about your day.”  My husband says this to me every evening.  He is practising being a good partner. I don’t think he comes home excited in anticipation of hearing about my day.  I don’t think the activities of my day give him butterflies as he drives through […]


New Year, New Fitness Resolutions?

Posted on: Sunday, January 20th, 2019 under blog

It is well known that we are living in the century of technological advancements. We have revolutionized our world, but in this quest for the future, we have wreaked havoc on our bodies and health. Our sedentary (mostly sitting, very little physical activity) lifestyles combined with the temptations of a McDonald’s drive-thru on every block […]


“I HATE YOU!”

Posted on: Sunday, November 18th, 2018 under blog

“I HATE YOU!” Screams your child from across the room. Eyes wide. Fists clenched. Feet stamped. Your child is fuming with anger. Anger can be a very uncomfortable emotion. It can be uncomfortable to feel, and it can certainly feel uncomfortable to be the target of another person’s anger. So how can we help our […]


Sleep is a Soldier’s Best Friend

Posted on: Sunday, November 11th, 2018 under blog

Like a good diet and exercise healthy sleep habits have to be developed and are hard to maintain. Regular food, water, air and sleep are all physiologically critical for life and overall health. Effects of short-term sleep deprivation: reduced mental effectiveness, poor consciousness, problem solving, alertness, creativity and increased errors and accidents. Effects of long-term […]


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 […]