Mental Health

Mental Illness Awareness Week: Community Organizations Bridging Gaps

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This blog post will shed light on some the remarkable mental health initiatives in Quebec, highlighting their invaluable contributions.

How to Navigate Grief in the Post-Pandemic Workplace

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Due to the COVID-19, there is grief locked up inside the offices, teams, and workplaces of every organization across the country, and maybe even around the world.

Q&A with Executive Director Talya Azreili

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Vent Over Tea is highlight their Executive Director, Talya Azrieli. Get to know Talya in this Q & A spotlight and learn about the tireless work that goes on behind the scenes of Vent Over Tea.

Living with Insomnia

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Sleep is so important. But what happens if you can’t seem to fall or stay asleep, no matter how hard you try?

How To Deal With a Positive STI Test Result

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Receiving a positive STI result can be heart-wrenching. This is due to the stigma sexually transmitted infections carry. Society makes it easy to feel “dirty” or have a sense of shame when seeing these results.

How to Practice Self Love

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Self-love is practiced in the difficult moments—when it is the hardest to come by. It is noticing when the unloving thoughts appear and staying open to the more loving thought. Maybe even increasing the volume until that is the only one you hear.

How Nutrition Plays a Role in Caring for Your Mental Health

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Along with journaling, mindfulness, talk therapy, exercising, medication, and other interventions, a change in diet or a new supplement plan to receive your necessary daily vitamins could be exactly what you need!

Navigating COVID-19 During the Holidays

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With the holidays coming up, it is harder to turn a blind eye to what we’ve been dreading—setting COVID boundaries for our physical and mental health.

5 Things to Remember When You’re Burnt Out

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For the tired hearts, that feel like they can’t take another bump in the road. For the exhausted minds that can’t latch to anything for more than a minute.

4 Small Boundaries That Make an Impact

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The boundary conversation can sometimes feel scary or uncomfortable. But the people around us cannot read our minds and it’s on us to let them know how we’re feeling.

Death Literacy is Life Literacy

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Death literacy is about the acquisition of knowledge and understanding death systems. This can include examining our society’s reactions to death and navigating end-of-life and deathcare options.

Taking a Step Back From Self Help

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If you’re like me, working to the point of exhaustion, it’s okay to actively take a step back and let things be for a bit

Forming Habits while Struggling with Mental Health

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The discomfort of struggling with mental health can bring about strong desperation for change.

How Our Emotions Impact Productivity

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Our emotions play a large role in whether or not we get things done. Even if everything is set up perfectly for a productive work session, there are moments when our emotions get the best of us.

Your Path to Meaning

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Meaning exists in everything around us and is waiting to be discovered.

Finding Value

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Values are not about what you want to get out of life—they are about how you strive to behave on an ongoing basis.

Grieving Who I Could’ve Been

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I feel a bit of grief for the loss of this person I never even got to hold or embody. Can we grieve something we never had?

Ten Tips for Active Listening

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People always talk about supporting others and being there for them, but how open are we really?

Living with Anxiety

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It’s intrusive thoughts that simply won’t go away no matter how much you try to escape them.

Feeling Like a Burden

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We are not a burden; it is a mind trick that requires a swiftly concentrated brain to overcome it. We are more than capable of being our own heroes and saving our lost souls from the dark and stormy black sea of negative thoughts.

Being Pluto

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This feeling of disconnection is common amongst the general population but it doesn’t have to be a forever thing.

The Bell Jar Effect

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Sometimes, finding support in anonymity or through introspection is more attainable than venting aloud, and that’s okay. There is no one-size-fits-all solution to getting through the depths of mental illness.

When Change Becomes Overwhelming

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The leaves are changing colors and the sweaters are getting thicker. It’s a new season of change and if you’re finding yourself feeling overwhelmed about it, you’re not alone.

My 5 Takeaways from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

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Whether you’re interested in trying this type of therapy or have already gone through it yourself and are looking to recommend it to someone in your life, I’m here to offer my five takeaways from CBT.

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