Demystifying Eating Disorders
Disordered eating is not often discussed. It carries a lot of stigma and is very misunderstood. Common misconceptions may include that the person is just a picky eater, they are just trying to lose weight, or it’s just a diet
Trying Dry January? Some Helpful Tips from a CBT Therapist
The start of a New Year ushers in the promise of changed habits, new beginnings, and firm resolutions. Many people set resolutions and goals for January 1st, only to find their motivation waxing and waning in the first few weeks.
Chronic Pain and Mental Health
What is chronic pain? Chronic pain is a condition in which those suffering feel unrelenting pain for a period of three months or longer. According to Statistics Canada, an estimated 6 million Canadians, or about 19% of the population live with
The way the Holidays affects our Mental Health
Introduction The holidays for some people are a cheerful time of family gatherings, way too much food and traditional festivities. It is also one of the most stressful times of year for those exact same reasons. Social pressures and expectations for
How Bullying affects the developing mind
Introduction Bullying is something that barely needs a definition anymore due to its unfortunate presence in the lives of many and even most people. If you have not experienced the wrath of a bully firsthand, you likely know someone who has.
The Grieving process Introduction Before we can normalize death, we need to understand death and the grieving process by having the end-of-life discussion. As living beings, death is a perfectly normal part of our life cycle. It comes sometime after birth
Does daylight saving impact our mental health?
Introduction Daylight savings time (DST), is the practice of manipulating clocks by one hour two times a year, so darkness falls later during the warmer months, or earlier during the colder months. To do this, clocks are set ahead in the
Pregnancy and Infant loss, We need to talk about it.
Introduction Pregnancy and infant loss are far too common, devastating thousands of families across Canada every year. In 2017 1,699 infants died within the first year after birth and 3,159 babies were stillborn. After experiencing the death of a loved one
Mindfulness and Mental Health
Mindfulness and Mental Health ‘Mindfulness’ has grown immensely in popularity in recent years. Having been practiced in the world and, in some form, in all major religions for thousands of years, it was firmly placed on the secular map by Jon