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To All My Tiny Addictions

Emelia Symington Fedy | Posted 02.23.2017 | Canada Living
Emelia Symington Fedy

Having bipolar disorder is starting to be considered a plus if you're an artist. Gonzo journalists are writing about their trip to Peru to take Ayahuasca to treat their Schizophrenia. Stars are outing themselves about their previous Oxycodin abuse, and I'm starting to think "is it becoming cool to be an addict?"

Worried That Your Teen's Stressed? You're Probably Right

Linda Simpson | Posted 02.17.2017 | Canada Parents
Linda Simpson

The question is - as parents, how do we teach our children effective stress management tools? My philosophy has always been "begin at the beginning." Ask your child to identify how they know they are feeling stressed.

How I Survived A Lifetime Of Bullying

TamilCulture | Posted 02.17.2017 | Canada Living
TamilCulture

I grew up in a refugee camp to begin with, and since my parents didn't speak German, I was not able to pick up the language very quickly, so I went to kindergarten and was picked on for not knowing German. Not just by fellow kids, but also the teachers, who isolated me and never included me in anything.

I Start Every Morning Repeating My Gratitude List

Adrian Wesley | Posted 02.07.2017 | Canada Living
Adrian Wesley

So many hours and days of my life I focused on what was not working. Then I learned about gratitude. The more I practiced repeating my gratitude lists, the more natural it became for me to see the positives in people and situations, and to be grateful for all the small, wonderful things occurring in my life.

Social Media Has Given People Suffering Mental Illness A Voice

Charles Benayon | Posted 01.27.2017 | Canada Living
Charles Benayon

There was a time when people were encouraged to hide their mental illness from the world, due to stigma and shame. Now, there are hundreds of online support communities that want people to share their mental health stories and show them they are not alone.

Is There A Link Between Depression And Cancer?

AFP/RelaxNews | Posted 01.27.2017 | Canada Living

Especially colon, prostate and pancreas cancers.

4 Tips For Entrepreneurs On Dealing With Anxiety And Depression

Sharon Vinderine | Posted 01.26.2017 | Canada
Sharon Vinderine

With January being famous for its most depressing Monday of the year and with Bell's Lets talk campaign to draw awareness around mental health issues,...

There's A More Honest Way To Depict Mental Illness In Media

Sandy Kiaizadeh | Posted 01.25.2017 | Canada Living
Sandy Kiaizadeh

We continue to be bombarded with graphically depicted messages that either romanticize suicide in terms of simplistic Romeo and Juliet dreck, or unfairly portray those in the midst of a mental illness crisis as "mad." We start believing falsehoods that keep perpetuating negative stereotypes and stigma.

Canada Needs Comprehensive Child Mental Health Strategies

Mariette J. Chartier | Posted 01.13.2017 | Canada Living
Mariette J. Chartier

Each one of us knows a child or a teen who is struggling with either depression, anxiety, an addiction or a behavioural disorder like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Mental illness not only causes high levels of distress in children, but can also interfere in significant and real ways with their lives.

Why We All Need To Talk About Mental Illness

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 01.12.2017 | Canada Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

Even though I currently find myself on the other side of depression, I am ever so aware of how thin that veil is between me and fragile mental health. It's times like these, when I'm feeling my strongest, that I realize how important it is to bring depression to the fore.

Living With Depression And Empathy As A Non-Binary Trans Person

Joshua M. Ferguson | Posted 01.10.2017 | Canada Living
Joshua M. Ferguson

We need each other. We need these connections to survive and we need to talk about mental illness to share light and hope. We need to stop stigmatizing mental illness. We need to survive mental illness. You need to survive it. You have to keep moving. Keep fighting. Keep dreaming.

These Gifts Will Instantly Lift Your Mood

The Huffington Post Canada | Chloe Tejada | Posted 01.09.2017 | Canada Living

#TreatYoSelf

A Message To Anyone Going Through A Tough Time

Adrian Wesley | Posted 12.20.2016 | Canada
Adrian Wesley

It is Saturday night and I am rebounding on my mini trampoline (so good for the body and mind), watching a movie on www.Gaia.com. The main character j...

Choose Joy By Choosing To Exercise

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 12.16.2016 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

I stay on my fitness horse by reminding myself that movement is a privilege and that the future Me will ALWAYS be happier if I move. The understanding that exercise positively affects my mood has informed my entire fitness philosophy. In fact, improving my mood is typically the primary reason I train.

Single Bell Rock

Victoria Lorient-Faibish | Posted 12.13.2016 | Canada
Victoria Lorient-Faibish

I think Carrie Bradshaw said it best: "Being single used to mean that nobody wanted you. Now it means you're pretty sexy and you're taking your time d...

The Dark Side Of Social Media For Kids And Teens

Dax Hamman | Posted 12.09.2016 | Canada Parents
Dax Hamman

The vast majority of teens say social media helps them be more connected to the feelings of their friends and their lives. It's also a way they get support when facing difficult times. On the other hand, "stirring up drama" is the way 70 per cent of teens report their peers behave on social media.

Naomi Judd Reveals She's Battling Depression

The Huffington Post Canada | Chloe Tejada | Posted 12.07.2016 | Canada Living

“What I’ve been through is extreme."

I Love My Children, But I'm So Tired And Angry All The Time

Christine Johnson | Posted 12.01.2016 | Canada Parents
Christine Johnson

Shouldn't I be happy? I have three healthy children, I have a wonderful husband, I have supportive friends and family, I have a roof over my head and a vehicle to drive, yet I'm so full of anger, so much anger. Every night I am mad at myself for yelling at my children, for losing my cool for reasons that don't warrant such anger.

We Should Be Talking About Men's Mental Health

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 12.01.2016 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

When it comes to Movember and men's health, the focus has typically been on prostate and testicular cancer. However, there is another common male medical condition that has been relatively overlooked: depression. Clinical depression is a costly and debilitating condition that affects approximately five per cent of the Canadian population in any given year, and 10 per cent of Canadians over the course of a lifetime.

The Real Reason Why I Write

Cheryl Muir | Posted 11.30.2016 | Canada
Cheryl Muir

Writing saved my life. Without it, I wouldn't be here. It's really that simple. While that may sound a little somber, stay with me as I elaborate. ...

Study On Pregnancy And Antidepressants Is First Of Its Kind

Patricia Tomasi | Posted 11.18.2016 | Canada Parents
Patricia Tomasi

I was anxiety-ridden throughout my entire pregnancy and I suffered from awful depression and anxiety after my baby was born. Obviously I should have been on meds throughout my pregnancy, but my OBGYN didn't know I was suffering from perinatal anxiety. I didn't know.

Talking About Suicide

Anna Pearson | Posted 11.15.2016 | Canada Impact
Anna Pearson

As September marked National Suicide Prevention Month, it is important to raise awareness about suicide by helping educate others and eliminate current misconceptions.

Prepare Now To Avoid SAD This Winter

Kathy Smart | Posted 11.14.2016 | Canada Living
Kathy Smart

It's critical that we start thinking about the effects of our long and dark winters on us now, so that we can take the steps needed to ward off the very real mental health challenges that can arise as part and parcel of Seasonal Affective Disorder.

Is An Emotional Support Animal Right For You?

Kendall Surratt | Posted 11.07.2016 | Canada Living
Kendall Surratt

An emotional support animal is exactly what the name says: an animal who provides emotional support. It's something I had heard about from college friends who wanted an excuse to keep a furry friend in their apartment, but I never thought it was a legitimate thing.

For All Those Who Feel Hopeless, It Gets Better

The Maddie Project | Posted 11.04.2016 | Canada Living
The Maddie Project

If there is someone reading this who is in that dark place of having a plan -- a plan of how they want to exit this life and when they want to exit it. Please wait and listen to me when I tell you that these thoughts are not with you forever. I know they are excruciatingly painful, but they do pass. I promise you they pass. I promise you are worthy, and that you are not alone. You are loved. You are strong. You are beautiful. You are brave.