Canada Depression

3 Yoga Poses That Can Help You Cope With Depression

Huff Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 04.25.2017 | Canada Living

Remember to focus on the breath!

Tackling Mental Illness In The World's Toughest Places

Megan Radford | Posted 04.06.2017 | Canada Impact
Megan Radford

Mental illness takes a significant toll on your ability to function in any job. When you're a single mom and have the added pressure of being the sole breadwinner, depression, anxiety and PTSD can cripple your ability to cope.

It's Time to Get Men Talking About Depression

Joshua R Beharry | Posted 04.06.2017 | Canada Living
Joshua R Beharry

Eight years ago, I didn't know much about depression. Seven years ago, I wanted nothing more than to escape it's pain, and I tried to take my own life. The worse part is, my story is not unique. I, like many men, found depression too hard to talk about. When I began to realize something more serious was going on with my health, I was too ashamed to admit I needed help. All over the world, boys learn that men don't cry, that men don't ask for help, and that real men don't need help anyway.

Self-Help Isn't Enough For Native Women

Terese Marie Mailhot | Posted 04.03.2017 | Canada Living
Terese Marie Mailhot

The self as we know it is a Western construct - a white invention. Self-help, self-love and ascribing value to the self couldn't be more white, because it all amps up to the idea that people have quantifiable values and that value is directly related to meaning.

A Gender-Equal Workplace Is A Healthy Workplace

Charles Benayon | Posted 03.29.2017 | Canada Business
Charles Benayon

A large part of wellness is equality. When an organization develops feelings of pride, trustworthiness and respect, as well as welcoming ideas and building good fellowship, it will encourage women to move past the glass ceiling and create a foundation that can reduce stress and mental-health issues in the workplace.

Postpartum Depression And Breastfeeding Share An Important Link

Nicole Letourneau | Posted 03.16.2017 | Canada Parents
Nicole Letourneau

Depressed mothers are at very high risk to stop breastfeeding by eight weeks postpartum. But this is because depression often negatively colours mothers' cognitive perceptions which interferes with their ability to accurately interpret their baby's cues.

Hairstylist's Photos Show The Heartbreaking Effects Of Depression

The Huffington Post Canada | Chloe Tejada | Posted 03.15.2017 | Canada Style

Her kind act helped make a woman suffering from depression feel beautiful.

When Did We Forget About The Splendor?

Sara Starkman | Posted 03.10.2017 | Canada
Sara Starkman

It's late afternoon on a Thursday and the sun is shining effortlessly behind a smattering of ominous grey clouds, forcing a sharp, silver lining to gl...

Are Millennials Health-Conscious Or Obsessed With Perfection?

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 03.09.2017 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Millennials, those who reached adulthood at the beginning of this century, are said to be particularly discerning in their choices, from where and how they like to work to what they shop for and what they eat. But this insistence on always having one's needs met is sooner or later bound to encounter a reality check, experts warn.

Learning To Forgive Myself Made Me A Better Mama

Christine Johnson | Posted 03.02.2017 | Canada Parents
Christine Johnson

My thoughts were always about how I couldn't do it anymore, how I sucked at being a parent or how my children hated me. "Can't," "won't" and "don't" were all constants in my vocabulary. I woke up and realized I didn't like who I had become or the road I was going down. But most importantly, I forgave myself.

Millennials, School Failures And Depression

Ken Rabow | Posted 02.28.2017 | Canada
Ken Rabow

One of the things I hear more often than anything else as a mentor for young adults is parents asking for help with their child's school failures, dep...

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.