Articles to Support Your Health and Well-being
There’s nothing like a warm, sunny day to brighten our mood and give us a boost of optimism. And after the spring we’ve had, we couldn’t be more ready for it.
Abuse occurs when people mistreat or misuse other people, showing no concern for their integrity or innate worth as individuals, and in a manner that degrades their well-being. Abusers frequently are interested in controlling their victims. The following service providers offer services for victims of abuse across Canada,.
Bipolar disorder is much more complicated and grave than dealing with the ups and downs of normal life.
Struggling with a new move? Here are some things to consider when coping.
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can help you make sense of overwhelming problems by breaking them down into smaller parts. CBT is based on the concept of five areas being interconnected and affecting each other.
Nobody is an expert at handling all of life's challenges and difficulties. Sometimes it just seems that no matter what you try on your own, it just isn't enough.
Having a heart attack or being diagnosed with heart disease is a life-changing event. And, it can be challenging to make the necessary changes to help live a heart-healthy life.
Tips and strategies for coping with COVID
Disruption to routine of any kinds makes it harder to stick to healthy habits, and all the more so in the case of the coronavirus outbreak.
Going to a professional counsellor can be a worthwhile growing and stabilizing experience, good for times when you have specific problems, interpersonal problems, or generally feeling down. But what should you expect?
"I don't remember what it's like to be happy...", "Sometimes, I get really angry and irritated with the people I love..."
"I don't know what the big deal was, I was still fine to drive...", "I thought it wouldn't tempt me, being around it..."
Are you familiar with the term microbiome? It’s one that encompasses the trillions of microbes, including bacteria, that live in our bodies.
Depression is a painful experience but one that does not have to continue. Read about the best scientifically-proven methods to relieve depression in this article.
A Guide To Counselling and Other Forms of Mental Health and Well-Being Support
Why our thoughts are powerful enough to impact the way our brains are wired.
Borderline personality disorder has historically been viewed as difficult to treat. But with newer, evidence-based treatment, many people with borderline personality disorder experience fewer and less severe symptoms, improved functioning, and an improved quality of life.
With awareness, motivation, desire for change, and repetitive practice, we can alter our thoughts and emotions.
Learn some tips and strategies for helping your loved ones
Here are some self-care activities that may help to relieve symptoms of depression, prevent depression from recurring, and/or help other treatments work most effectively.
Are you thinking of starting therapy? Here are some question to ask yourself and what to expect.
Do you feel overwhelmed by juggling your work and personal life? You're not alone.
When it comes to talking to a loved one about mental health, it can be very uncomfortable because as a society we are still living with a lot of stigmas and there isn’t enough information out there to help us know how to start such a conversation. Fortunately, there's a proven way to start that conversation.
If you’re concerned that someone you manage may be suicidal, start by having a conversation. You might feel unsure about what to say, but the main thing is to be calm and non-judgmental. You don’t need to solve their problems or understand ‘why’ – just listen and encourage them to seek support or check in with their health professional.
Did you make New Year’s resolutions that are already forgotten? Avoid the emotional rollercoaster by setting yourself up for success.
Nobody is an expert at handling all of life’s challenges and difficulties. At some time in our lives, each of us may feel overwhelmed and may need help dealing with our problems.
The New Year is freshly upon us, and as we bid good riddance to the year 2020, we look ahead to how we want to shape our lives in 2021.
Learn how to manage complicated emotions facing those on the frontline
Telehealth can help make mental health services easier and more convenient to access and provide.
Growing up, I wished for a father that would tell me how proud he was of my accomplishments but that wasn’t the case.
If you think that you or a loved one may have depression, it is important to seek treatment. A person with depression cannot simply “snap out of it”—it is a medical condition that affects your quality of life. The good news is that, in most cases, depression is treatable in older adults.
"I didn't even want to go to sleep, the nightmares were so bad...", "I felt like I was right back there, that horrible day..."
Strategies for looking after yourself
When you live with depression it can be easy to neglect basic care for yourself but it doesn't have to be!
Panic attacks are quite common. Ever wonder why our bodies are reacting in such a way? Let's break it down.
Know the signs to protect yourself and others.
Know what the signs are - look out for those who need us most
Every person is unique and responds to each type of counseling differently, so it is important to consider the right counseling style that fits your needs, your personality, and your comfort level.
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can be as effective as medication in treating some mental health problems, but it may not be successful or suitable for everyone.
In this short video we explore Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), how it works and if it might be right for you.
Anxiety is more than having sweaty palms and butterflies in your stomach.
Planning ahead for a relapse may help to reduce the severity of a future depression and make recovery that much faster
Is it better to receive medical results immediately or to wait for a clearer picture of the condition and interpretations from a healthcare professional?
Foundational tips to better yourself during stressful times
Talking openly and freely in a supportive, relaxed, confidential environment makes the counselling experience a safe one.
Looking for a counsellor? First and foremost remember this: one size does not fit all.
Most psychotherapy takes place with a licensed and trained mental health care professional and a patient meeting one on one or with other patients in a group setting. How do you choose from your options?
A successful preparation starts with a healthier and happier you. Buckle-up and ring-in the New Year with Top 5 Dietitian Approved Tips.