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Tag Archives: Mental Health

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 […]


Starting A New Year

Posted on: Tuesday, January 5th, 2021 under blog

2020 was a difficult year for all of us and brought forth many unforeseen challenges. Reflecting on the year and acknowledging the resiliency each of us has had throughout 2020 is important. Treat yourselves with kindness because the year was difficult and if you did not “accomplish” everything you sought out to do, that is […]


Perceived Productivity on social media

Posted on: Tuesday, November 10th, 2020 under blog

Pretending we are productive or posting about our productivity on social media can perpetuate the idea that to be valuable within society, we need to be busy at all times. There can be a perception that having, “busy, chaotic lives should be worn as a badge of honour”. These kinds of ideas can be dangerous […]


Bisexual Visibility Day

Posted on: Tuesday, September 15th, 2020 under blog

On September 23, we celebrate Bisexual people and bring bisexuality to light, which is the ‘B’ of the LGBTQ+ acronym. Bisexuality can be defined as a person who is attracted (physically and/or emotionally) to people of the same or different genders. Bisexual people do not necessarily have an equal attraction to men and women or […]


Self Care As An Everyday Practice

Posted on: Monday, July 20th, 2020 under blog

Self-care can be described as a check-in with ourselves and taking care of oneself in ways your body and mind need. Self-care is something we do not always prioritize in our daily lives. Taking time for ourselves can seem impossible, especially with work, school, relationships, and children in the mix. Self-care is not just taking […]


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 […]


How to Help the Suicide Crisis Among Indigenous Individuals

Posted on: Saturday, June 13th, 2020 under blog

National Indigenous Day is coming up and this month we celebrate National Indigenous History Month, so it is important to recognize Indigenous identities and culture. This month, Canada acknowledges the achievements, challenges, cultural practices, and history of First Nations, Inuit, and Metis people. Indigenous people have faced and continue to face many challenges, which include […]


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 […]


Compassion Fatigue Among Nurses

Posted on: Monday, May 18th, 2020 under blog

It was previously National Nursing Week in Canada and it is important to acknowledge the hard work that nurses do, especially right now. Nurses and other health care professionals are working diligently to help people stay healthy and safe during these difficult circumstances. As their work is very important, they can put themselves through a […]


How to Help your Children during COVID-19

Posted on: Saturday, May 2nd, 2020 under blog

COVID-19 has made tremendous impacts on the lives of Canadians and others around the world in a variety of different ways. Children and youth have been directly impacted and they are facing major change and grief during this time. They are adjusting to the change of not going to school and pursuing it online, extra-curricular […]