For those of you who haven’t read my first blog, I am a Child and Youth Worker (fast track) student who has been on placement with mindyourmind.ca since early June of this
By now, most everyone has heard of the death of actor, Robin Williams at age 63. He died by suicide. He died Monday evening, after a long battle with severe depression and difficulties with addictions.
You've heard the comments made by @ShepNewsTeam regarding Williams' death...'coward' he said.
The Public Health Agency of Canada released five fact sheets: Addressing determinants of sexually transmitted and blood borne infections (STBBIs) among street-involved youth.
We all suffer, every day: worry, procrastination, anxiety, feeling overwhelmed, irritated, angry, frustrated, wishing things were different, comparing ourselves to others, worried we’re missing out, wishing other people would be different, feeling offended, loneliness, fear of
“Making unwanted comments about my body is harassment”.
I get asked all the time why I feel my recovery is so sturdy. And I will always caution myself and others not to fall prey to the idea that my recovery is sturdy beyond the 24 hours that lays ahead of me.
The Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health, in partnership with a wide range of stakeholders from across the province, recently launched Together to live /
On Friday, July 25th a passenger on Sunwing Airlines flight 772 bound for Panama from Pearson Airport in Toronto forced the plane t
My panic attacks were frequently about being late. Tardiness worried me to no end. Whether it was for work or friends or family, to be late was to be an awful person.
In high school, my friends were my rocks. They always understood the things I was going through (the best they could) and were there at the drop of a hat if I needed them.
Let’s face it – post secondary education can be just as stressful as it is fun. So, for those of you moving on from high school to a new chapter in your life, here is your one stop shop for tips to get the most out of post-secondary education!
Manytimes when we try to make a good change in our lives, it gets derailed early on by something out of our control.
Bright lights, roaring crowds, and a wave of bodies jumping up and down to the music of their favourite DJ. There’s nothing quite like standing in the crowd, watching your favourite artist perform.
Things I don't like that have been said to me about my mental illness1. You just over-exaggerate, you need to move on.3. You'll never get through this, you're too weak.4. What's wrong with you?
I didn't like elementary school. Or high school. Or even the first four years of my post-secondary education.
All too often, we have heard the stories of young people who commit suicide. All too often, these individuals have spent a great deal of time suffering in silence. All too often, the stigma surrounding mental health has contributed to whether or not someone will seek help.
When people ask me “what do you do for a living?” and I tell them I work in advertising and communications, I sometimes get disapproving looks. I’ll be the first to admit, the advertising industry can be evil, oh so very evil.
As I prepare to release my first book, Recovery 2.0: Overcoming Addiction and Thriving Through Yoga, Meditation and The 12-Steps (Hay House October, 2014), I have been noticing a lot of negative press of late about Alcoholics Anonymous, the
We’ve all heard the phrase, “No regrets!”, usually uttered when about to do something a little unwise perhaps.And yet, as alluring as the “Living Without Regrets” philosophy sounds, it’s not always so easy.We regret missed opportunities.
Ever heard of the blog Robot Hugs? No? Okay, let me introduce you, to one of the funniest, and moving, blogs I’ve ever followed.
Dear younger self,
I have often read that there was a reason Disney cartoon character Kim Possible is such a Mary Sue. A Mary Sue, for those who don’t know, is at its core a character that is so perfect that they have no room for character development and can’t possibly fail.
So ever since I got home from the Celebration of Life today, I’ve had one of Colin’s favourite songs on repeat. Seabird by Alessi Brothers. Colin died by suicide on June 8, 2014.
First of all I want to extend a “hello” to the avid readers of the mindyourmind literature and express how grateful I am to be engaging in a placement with mindyourmind and to be writing to you today
I was driving on my lunch hour the other day, heading to the vet to pick up more medicine for cat, and was looking forward to the solo drive, to decompress from what up to that point had become a stressful day. I’ll admit, I enjoy driving alone through the city.
Ok, so we tell you how to help yourself when dealing with mental health issues, how to talk to someone like a doctor, therapist, counsellor and how to help a friend, all in our Help section.
So I just read a quick article on this app, which rewards players for acts of empathy and kindness in the game and penalizes them heavily for acts of
We have an exciting opportunity:If you are passionate about child and youth mental health, and would like to be part of a large and important study, we are looking for your voice.
Hi, It’s the older version of you. Weird, I know.
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