Mental Health Awareness

How to Take a Holistic Approach to Mental Health

Dr. Allana Polo | Posted 10.13.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Allana Polo

I prefer a holistic approach to the treatment of depression, that may include prescription drugs in some cases. And feel that many people aren't aware of the lifestyle adjustments and holistic remedies they can use to help them either avoid depression medication.

My Advocacy of a Silent Disorder Led to My Recovery

Angela Hartlin | Posted 09.24.2015 | Canada Living
Angela Hartlin

For the past six years I have been a vocal advocate about a disorder that not many people have heard of: dermatillomania. This means that I have been compulsively picking at my skin for years without any end in sight of how to break free of this chronic condition.

This Sportscaster's Brutal Honesty About Mental Health Could Save Lives

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 08.10.2015 | Canada Living


The Media Needs to Address Suicide

Arthur Gallant | Posted 07.30.2015 | Canada Living
Arthur Gallant

In my opinion, the media has a responsibility for helping to push social justice issues forward. While we should always be remembered for how we lived and not how we died we need to call a spade a spade. Let's take away the fear and stigma out of talking about suicide.

We Must Change the Way We Talk About Suicide

Arthur Gallant | Posted 08.10.2015 | Canada Impact
Arthur Gallant

The majority of people refer to the act of somebody taking their own life as "committing suicide." We tend to most often use the word "commit" when it comes to the act of carrying out a crime. The act of suicide was once a crime but its now widely known that suicide is most often the result of mental illness.

Early Detection for Mental Illness Is a Must

Sandra Charron | Posted 06.22.2015 | Canada Living
Sandra Charron

Through proper medical care, attentive support systems, regimented medication reviews and more importantly, early detection of mental illnesses and relapses targeted at children and families, mental illness can minimally affect the lives of everyone it touches. This shouldn't be of surprise and yet, it will be

Forget Mental Health, We Need to Talk About Mental Illness

Sandra Charron | Posted 06.03.2015 | Canada Living
Sandra Charron

Mental illness is not something you can prevent by eating right and exercising. Mental illness clings, gnaws, scratches and slashes at the soul preventing sufferers from living lives free of mental pain. Promoting "mental health awareness" alludes to those who are not battling for their lives that mental illness is not real.

Five Tips for Mental Health Wellness at Work

Deri Latimer | Posted 07.03.2013 | Canada Business
Deri Latimer

Next week is Mental Health Week. So, take some time this month and look around your workplace. Ask yourself how you are doing. Ask your staff, co-workers, leaders, clients and suppliers how you are doing. Then, decide which of these 10 tips you might be able to begin implementing right away.

What Mental Health Needs More Than Science

Andrew Boozary | Posted 04.14.2013 | Canada
Andrew Boozary

The idea that social injustice can drive a health gradient is becoming a bigger facet of medical education in Canada. How are we trained to embrace the culpability of mental illness? Are we relying too much on a neuronal pathway, genetic cause or even a drug to legitimize disease?

Creating Young Game Changers in 2013

Deri Latimer | Posted 03.09.2013 | Canada Impact
Deri Latimer

I am on a mission. My mission is to increase the messaging and information about positive mental health. I believe that the more we practice positive mental health, every day, the less chance there is that negative, debilitating, fateful thoughts, feelings or actions will transpire. There simply will not be room for those thoughts, feelings, and actions to take over.

Danny "Hurricane" Halmo E-Bikes Canada For "Food-Raising Tour"

CBC | Posted 08.20.2012 | Canada Impact

A man attempting to be the first person to ride an electric bike across Canada was in Sudbury Friday as part of his Mania In Motion tour. Danny "Hu...

The Most Common Mental Health Misconceptions

Arthur Gallant | Posted 08.13.2012 | Canada Living
Arthur Gallant

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto launched an awareness campaign today in the hopes of bringing attention to the stigma those with mental illness face to help defeat it. The ads quote some of the most common things those of us with mental illness hear. These are the ones I encounter most frequently.

Not Feeling Yourself? You're Not Alone...

Natasha Koifman | Posted 06.03.2012 | Canada Living
Natasha Koifman

When was the last time you weren't feeling like yourself and responded honestly when asked how you were doing? I rarely do... I say I'm good or fine when I'm really not. I'm not sure why I'm not honest about it...