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Category Archives: blog

Teen Suicide Awareness

Posted on: Saturday, September 14th, 2019

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

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 […]


Addiction and Opioid Crisis

Posted on: Sunday, August 18th, 2019

International Overdose Awareness Day is on August 31st, and in context to that, along with a national opioid crisis arising, it is important to know the signs and symptoms of opioid addiction, and what you can do for yourself and others to help.    In any addiction, it is critical to understand the difference between […]


Peer Pressure and Bullying Among Youth

Posted on: Monday, August 5th, 2019

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 […]


Post Stampede Blues

Posted on: Sunday, July 21st, 2019

Stampede 2019 has come to a close, so what now? It’s time to snap back into reality and initiate mindful behaviours that allow one to reflect and react to decisions made over the ten-day period. Stampede is a fun-filled event with lots of opportunities for everyone to loosen up, and spend money. The rush of […]


Calgary Stampede and Addictions

Posted on: Sunday, July 7th, 2019

It’s Stampede season, and while we all deserve to let loose and embrace Calgarian culture, these two weeks can habituate a loss of reality for party go-ers and Stampede revellers, and even hide symptoms of gambling and drinking addictions.    It is already a norm for people to take a day off, up to the […]


Does Your Child Need A Psycho-educational Assessment?

Posted on: Saturday, June 22nd, 2019

Does Your Child Need A Psycho-educational Assessment? It is often thought that only children who are struggling in school require psycho-educational assessments, however, what many people don’t know is that psycho-educational assessments can be used to identify a child’s strengths and weaknesses, allowing for enhanced and targeted learning. At some point, every child struggles in […]


Canadian Men’s Health Week

Posted on: Monday, June 10th, 2019

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 […]


Ready To Quit?

Posted on: Monday, May 27th, 2019

In honour of World No Tobacco Day (on May 31st), we thought it would be appropriate to base our discussion around the topic of tobacco and lung health. Smoking cigarettes is said to be the number one cause of preventable deaths in North America. As well, smoking tobacco and being exposed to secondhand smoke significantly […]


Maternal Mental Health

Posted on: Monday, May 13th, 2019

In celebration of Mother’s Day yesterday, we thought it would be appropriate to shine light on the importance of maternal mental health and its issues. Maternal mental health disorders can affect any pregnant woman or woman who has recently given birth, however, women with previous histories of depression or other mental health disorders are at […]