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Tag Archives: Depression

Anxiety at Christmas

Posted on: Saturday, December 11th, 2021 under blog

Oh, the joys of the Christmas season. For some, Christmas is a magical time of year filled with peace, laughter, family, friends, excellent food, winter activities, warm evenings, and pleasant memories. But for others, it is also a season crippled by anxiety, stress, and sadness.   The holidays often present a long list of demands […]


Diabetes and Mental Health – Is there a link between the two?

Posted on: Sunday, November 14th, 2021 under blog

    You may have heard people say that our physical health can affect our mental health, and vice versa. Well this is true, and a good example of this is the link between diabetes and mental health. With World Diabetes Day taking place this month on November 14, it is the perfect opportunity to […]


Intergenerational Trauma of Indigenous Communities

Posted on: Sunday, September 19th, 2021 under blog

Many Indigenous peoples in Canada suffered traumas during their time in residential schools, which have been accumulated and passed down to later generations. This is called intergenerational trauma (also known as generational or transgenerational trauma). Amy Bombay, a Dalhousie University professor, describes intergenerational trauma as “the stressful and traumatic experiences faced by one generation [that] […]


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, […]


Surviving the Pandemic Series: Creating More Meaningful Actions

Posted on: Tuesday, April 27th, 2021 under blog

Adam Grant, a workplace psychologist, described the name of what many of us are feeling: languishing. Not quite depressed, not quite thriving either. We find ourselves dragging our feet in the morning, then staying late working, then binging one more Netflix show, and then another. According to Adam, here are three things to combat languishing […]


Sleep and Mental Health

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

Sleep, A cornerstone to human functioning. Without sleep, people are often extremely less functional physically and mentally. Mental functioning can include thought processes, alertness and consciousness. Each of these aspects is an important part of daily life which makes good sleep crucial for functioning. Not only does sleep impact functional parts of the brain but […]


Women’s Mental Health

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

March 8th marks International Women’s Day. In light of this, Journey Counselling would like to highlight the importance of focusing on women’s mental health. The mental health of all individuals is extremely important but there are certain issues that can be more impactful for the women within a society. Often women have been raised and […]


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 […]