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Mental Illness Awareness Week

Posted on: Sunday, October 3rd, 2021 under blog

According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, 1 in 5 people in Canada personally experience a mental health problem or illness every year, and by the age of 40, approximately 50% of Canadians have or have had a mental illness. However, all Canadians are affected by mental illness at some point in their lives, whether […]


Back to School Anxiety

Posted on: Sunday, September 5th, 2021 under blog

As summer comes to an end, returning back to school can be an exciting but stressful time for many students, whether it be elementary children or university students. However, with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, kids and parents are more anxious than ever for classes this fall. “Kids are just really used to being home with […]


Celebrating Pride Year Round

Posted on: Wednesday, June 30th, 2021 under blog

For years now the month of June has been marked as Pride month. Pride month represents a period to celebrate and show support for the LGBTQ+ community. June is a month that specific spaces are created for LGBTQ+ pride and can be celebrated and supported. Unfortunately these spaces do not exist consistently throughout the year […]


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 […]


Mental Health For Men and Women

Posted on: Tuesday, May 25th, 2021 under blog

Mental Health is something that anyone can struggle with at some point in their life. Each person may experience mental health problems in an area. Men and women are often highlighted as having a certain type of mental health struggle due to their gender. Issues such as aggression, addiction and anger are often associated with […]


Mother’s Day

Posted on: Wednesday, May 5th, 2021 under blog

As Mothers Day approaches it is important to take time to reflect on the motherly figures in our lives. Mother’s day is a highly celebrated day to show our appreciation and graciousness for mom. Motherhood is an influential and significant part of many individuals’ identities and lifestyles. Motherhood does not have one mould either but […]


April Fools and Mindfulness

Posted on: Tuesday, March 30th, 2021 under blog

April first brings a day of pranks being pulled and laughs being shared for many people. For some, April Fool’s Day can be a day of stress, frustration and anger. Your mental health can influence many parts of your life including how you perceive things. If you perceive an April fool’s joke as malicious or […]


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 […]