Mental Wellness

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February is Psychology Month

  Each calendar year, many celebrations adorn the calendar, starting with New Year’s Day and ending with New Year’s Eve, but the month of February is home to more than the well-known Valentine’s Day. During this month, Canada is celebrating Psychology Month in an effort to spread the word about what psychology is and…

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Does Job Stress Contribute to Mental Illness?

  Whether working a manual labor type of job or working indoors at a desk all day, many people in the workforce experience job-related stress. If not managed well, that stress can escalate into burnout, high blood pressure, or even depression. Though it is not commonly discussed, stress in the workplace can have a…

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Bell Let’s Talk Day

For just under a decade, Bell has been contributing to a cause that started as something new and not very popular in Canada – mental illness. The organization, which provides phone and internet service to Canadian citizens, opened up the conversation about mental illness and the stigmas associated with it to find that the…

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It’s Okay To Not Be Okay

Mental health is one of those topics that many find hard to talk about. However, the startling reality is that mental health issues have become much more prevalent in this day and age. It has been reported that 1 in 5 adults in the United States has a mental health condition and that number…

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Keeping Stress Levels Low During the Holidays

The season of presents, celebrations, feasts, and family is upon us. While the holiday season is a joyous time for most, it’s inevitable that the extra pressure to buy the best gift or cook the most delicious dinner adds extra stress to one’s life. To help keep your stress levels low and the holiday…

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Alone for the Holidays?

Oh, there’s no place like home for the holidays! Unless you’re watching sappy Christmas movies that make you feel like you’re supposed to be sharing your days with others instead of enjoying a little solitude, but those sappy Christmas movies are depicting a not-so-real reality of how the holidays truly are for a lot…

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Bullying Prevention

Adolescent years are full of changes and growth. From wearing deodorant and dealing with acne for the first time to maneuvering the challenges of peer pressure, there are a lot of challenges that school-aged children face, and, unfortunately, there is another challenge that is becoming a larger issue – bullying. To know whether or…

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Stigma Surrounding Mental Illness

Did you know that approximately 1 in 5 adults in the US experience mental illness in a given year? That’s 43.8 million people. Pretty shocking, isn’t it? The prevalence of mental illness is something that needs to be addressed and discussed more regularly. Far too often, those who struggle with mental illness are also…

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5 Mental health goals for the new year

  Most people tend to make New Year’s resolutions around their physical health, such as resolving to start dieting or exercising. However, we tend to overlook New Year’s resolutions that involve our mental health. Our mental health is central to every part of our lives, and we’re probably worse at taking care of that…

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Top five mental health apps

  Mental illnesses like depression and anxiety have become more prevalent in our society, and while therapy and support groups are still a huge part of managing mental illness, clinicians have turned to mobile apps as tools for aiding their patients’ treatment. These apps can be especially helpful for teenagers and young adults suffering…