MindF#!k Blog

On Shyness and Living Life

I hate having social anxiety.  It cripples me to no end.  The constant self-barraging; the fear of looking or saying something stupid.  The internalizing of every look, sigh or chortle – as if everything is directed towards me.  Am I that important to garne

The pursuit of perfection

I struggle with always trying to achieve perfection. While that can make me ambitious and resourceful, it also makes me incredibly unhappy. I agonize over my yoga poses (are they as good as they can be? why can’t I touch my nose to my thigh yet?

Join the Transition-Age Youth Community of Practice

Follow these step by step instructions on how to join the Transition-Age Youth Community of Practice (TaY CoP) on EENet Connect to join the conversation.

My first step

Depression is living in a body that fights to survive with a mind that tries to kill it.

mindyourmind Program Director moves on from co-founded initiative

Maria Luisa Contursi has announced she is stepping down from her role as Program Director of mindyourmind after a 10-year career with the program and 18 years with Family Service Thames Valley (FSTV).

Join our Substance Use A to Z Webinar

Join us for a free, informative webinar for nurses and other health-care professionals about mindyourmind’s Substance Use A to Z, an online

Thank you for attending Family Service Thames Valley's 75th Anniversary Celebration

THANK YOU!Thank you for attending Family Service Thames Valley's 75th Anniversary Breakfast Fundraiser yesterday. The event was a huge success and we are extremely grateful for your support. 

Bridging the gap between fear and getting help with thinkFull

Group projects don’t have the best reputation out there (here’s to looking at you, high school).

#RedCrossRespect Twitter Conversation

mindyourmind and the Canadian Red Cross teamed up to work with a group of amazing youth to create social media awareness tools for the Healthy Youth Relationships

Things more likely to kill you than ISIS

Election time is upon us here in Canada. It’s been a difficult few years with financial turmoil, senate scandals, and great environmental debates.So of course we’re talking about ISIS, terrorism, and threats to Canadian security.

Small but powerful: It's not a fad, it's a message

A simple symbol with such a powerful message has been popping up across the globe. It has been trending on every social media platform in cyber space and covered by news hubs like the NY Times, Globe & Mail, CNN,  BBC, etc.

Theatre production company supports mental health and mindyourmind

With every production, we endeavor to donate a portion of our proceeds to a Canadian organization directly affected by its major themes. For Blue/Orange, we will be donating to Head & Hands and mindyourmind.

Survey: How people find info on mental health, addictions and gambling services

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) wants to understand how people find information on mental health, addictions, and gambling services.

A new type of confidant

When I need a moment to speak with a friend about sensitive matters, the most common response I receive is an: "Aww.. don't worry"  or "You will get over it." Those answers might suffice for some, but in my case, both answers annoy me.

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