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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 […]


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 […]


Indigenous Mental Health

Posted on: Wednesday, July 14th, 2021 under blog

The past month or so has been devastating for Canadians across the country. With the continual discovery of hundreds of unmarked graves at residential schools across the country, devastation, mourning and heart break has plagued indigenous communities. Almost all of these unmarked graves belong to children who attended residential schools. Residential schools were put in […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]