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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] […]


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 […]


International Overdose Awareness Day

Posted on: Sunday, August 22nd, 2021 under blog

500,000. That is approximately how many deaths worldwide are caused by drug use, with more than 30% of those deaths attributable to overdose. In Canada, 6,214 apparent opioid toxicity deaths occurred in 2020 (approximately 17 deaths per day). Drug overdose continues to be a public health crisis in Alberta, where more Albertans are being lost […]


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, […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]