Mental Wellness

Let's Bring Awareness To Depression, Like The Ice Bucket Challenge Brought ALS

Sandra Charron | Posted 10.22.2014 | Canada Living
Sandra Charron

Depression should no longer be hidden behind closed doors and under bed covers. Rather, society should become as sympathetic to the disorder, as they were eager to pour ice water on their heads. We might even be able to lessen the very obvious divide between those who suffer from mental illness and those who do not. So this is why I love the idea of mounting a campaign in which children and adults band together to acknowledge the severity and the legitimacy of this epidemic.

Depression and Anger Can Go Hand in Hand

Terezia Farkas | Posted 07.25.2014 | Canada Living
Terezia Farkas

When we hear the word depression, we often imagine a person who is listless, sad and isolated. Rarely do we think of the angry, depressed person. Anger is a big part of depression. I know because I've been through it.

Being Super Fit Doesn't Mean You Don't Have an Eating Disorder

Lauren Messervey | Posted 04.06.2014 | Canada Living
Lauren Messervey

My friend's foray into the world of fitness modelling inspired me to take a look at the term "eating disorder" in my trusty dictionary. I am completely shocked and saddened that the fitness model craze is not only unrecognized as another eating disorder, but is also encouraged by the hardcore fitness community.

What Kind of Facebook Personality Are You?

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 10.18.2013 | Canada Living
Sarah Vermunt

A recent study says that Facebook may undermine your well-being. Your own Facebook activity may offer clues about your mental health. Are you a dumper? A chronic comparer? A spinner? Read on to see which Facebook profile you fit.

Why My Employer's Acceptance of My Mental Illness Is Good For My Mental Health

Arthur Gallant | Posted 08.31.2013 | Canada
Arthur Gallant

It is a topic I have blogged and spoken publicly about extensively; how do we make our workplaces friendlier to those with mental illness? It is a loa...

How Happy Are You? This Test Will Tell You

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Treleaven | Posted 10.05.2011 | Canada Living

Have you ever wondered whether you're truly unhappy with life? Now's your chance to find out. After writing his book, "Thrive: Exploring Happiness the...