Mental Wellness

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10 Things You Can Do for Your Mental Health

  Making sure you’re healthy mentally is an issue that more people are struggling with.  Sometimes it doesn’t feel like there are enough hours in the day to focus on your mental health, and that can have a negative impact, not only mentally, but physically as well.  If you’re struggling with how to take…

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How to Have a Healthy Marriage

  Many people think of marriage as the ideal goal in life, two people together forever in wedded bliss, and for many couples, marriage is just that.  However, many couples get married with the idea that their relationship will stay the same forever, and they’ll never have to worry about it.  What most married…

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Mental Wellness – Mindfulness exercises for mental health

  Mindfulness is the act of being completely aware of what you’re sensing and feeling at that moment, without interpretation or judgment.  Most of us spend the majority of our time thinking about the past, the future, planning, problem-solving, or even just daydreaming.  Spending too much time focusing on things that aren’t happening at…

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World Suicide Prevention Day

  September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day – WSPD – for 2017.  The Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention – CASP – website states that “It is estimated that each day in Canada, 11 people end their life, and 210 make a suicide attempt.”  They also point out that suicide happens regardless of age,…

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5 Ways to Build Lasting Self-Esteem

  There are many benefits to having higher self-esteem, including bouncing back from rejection and failure quickly, having less anxiety, and generally feeling better about yourself.  Improving your self-esteem, and making it last, can be a bit difficult though.  It’s hard to keep up with something that can fluctuate depending on the situation, and…

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Overcoming Depression

  Depression can be extremely draining, and it can be extremely difficult to manage and recover from.  Overcoming depression takes time and effort, but there are things you can do to start the process.  The following are different things you can do to start reversing those behaviors. Depression can make you want to withdraw…

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How to Deal with Grief and Loss

  Everyone reacts to grief and loss differently; it can depend on many different factors including what kind of loss you suffered, your upbringing, your personal beliefs and/or religion, your age, your relationships, and your overall physical and mental health.  Anxiety, helplessness, anger and sadness are all natural parts of the grieving process, and…

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6 Tips to Being Productive to Improve Mental Health

  Did you know that poor mental health can lead to a loss in productivity? This implies there is a strong correlation between the two and suggests there may be another way to increase one’s mental health. If poor mental health is recognized, perhaps by focusing on being more active and productive we can…

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What Role Does Spirituality Play in Mental Health?

  Spirituality in general is a broad concept that includes a sense of connection to something larger than our self.  Spirituality typically involves some sort of search for meaning, and is often linked to religion, although it can also be linked to finding meaning through nature or art.  Everyone’s definition of spirituality can vary…

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Men’s Mental Health Awareness Day (Canada)

  Men’s Mental Health Awareness Day is June 13th this year in Canada.  Started in 2014 in Ottawa by Jean-François Claude, the founder of TheMensDEN.ca (The Men’s Depression Education Network), it is now held annually on the Tuesday before Father’s Day.  The aim is “to raise awareness of how signs and symptoms of mental…