Articles to Support Your Health and Well-being
Research has shown that resilience can be developed and strengthened in anyone!
Domestic violence or abuse can happen to anyone. Find out how to recognise the signs and where to get help.
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,.
What do you do if you're in a romantic relationship with somebody who physically emotionally or sexually abuses you?
Some tips for managing the isolation we're facing during the COVID-19 pandemic
Learn tips to manage mental health and prevent acute stress.
"I don't remember what it's like to be happy...", "Sometimes, I get really angry and irritated with the people I love..."
"My sleep is all over the place, I have no idea how much I get." "I keep waking up earlier and earlier." "I have to keep taking naps."
Witnessing a traumatic event that threatens life or physical security of a loved one can also be traumatic. This is particularly important for young children as their sense of safety depends on the perceived safety of their attachment figures.
Each year, children experience violence and disaster and face other traumas.
Sometimes we get into relationships that drain energy from us. How do we get out?
Learn some tips and strategies for helping your loved ones
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.
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.
"I felt like I was dying, It felt like I was having a heart attack.", "I got tunnel vision and I couldn't breathe"
"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..."
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition caused by witnessing or experiencing actual or threatened death, serious injury or violence. Being affected by these types of events is normal; however, if the thoughts or memories of these events start to seriously affect a person long after the event, they could be experiencing PTSD.
Strategies for looking after yourself
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.
Most of us have been touched by suicide in some way. Some of us have lost a loved one to suicide or know someone who has.
Know what the signs are - look out for those who need us most
Becoming aware of the forms that abuse can take helps you to be better prepared to recognize such behavior as abusive. Once you are able to label abuse, you can begin to take steps necessary to stop it from happening or repeating.
Our inner-voice spills into all aspects of our lives. Learn how to cultivate a voice of self-compassion...
"I would scrunch my eyes and shake my head, but it would never go away...", "My whole body could feel it, like it just happened..."
Foundational tips to better yourself during stressful times
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. So why do the victims of abuse stay?