MindF#!k Blog

Latest youth crew is working on a financial literacy app

Thanks to funding from Libro Credit Union, mindyourmind has partnered with the Credit Counselling Program of Family Services Thames Valley to help them develop a web app that aims to assist young adults in better understanding financial matters.

The Part of Kristen Bell's Mental Illness Disclosure We Aren't Talking About, but Should Be

Last week, actress Kristen Bell opened up about her personal experience with mental illness - namely depression and anxiety - during an episode of Off Camera with Sam Jones .

4 things to know about homophobia, transphobia

Today the world celebrates International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT). Here are 4 things to know about the day.

The Downward & Upward Spiral of Health & Productivity

The bad news about health and productivity habits is that if you start to slip up, things can slowly spiral downward.

Cootie Catcher

Last year a group of youth partnered with mindyourmind and Vanier and created a feedback tool called "Be Heard".

Help yourself. Help a friend. Talk to someone.

I’m in crisis! What do I do? I don’t know what’s wrong… I think I need to talk to someone. My friend needs help. How can I help my friend?

#Getloud 6: "Every hug and smile matters when supporting a friend who is going through tough times"

Bernard C.What does mental health mean to you?Mental health problems can happen to anyone at any age at anytime, just like any other illness. Every hug and smile matters when supporting a friend who is going through tough times.

#Getloud 5: "I suffered from depression in the last year and ...started talking to a friend about it"

Tony, professional catererWhat does mental health mean to you?Mental health is a very real issue. I suffered from depression in the last year and only recently have I started talking to a friend about it.--

#Getloud Day 4: "Mental health means having the freedom to live the kind of life you want to live"

Keara Gillis, young professionalWhat does mental health mean to you?

Loud & green: 65 years of #mentalhealthweek

This week marks a mammoth 65 years since the introduction of Mental Health Week (MHW) by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA).

#Getloud Day 3: "Mental health is simply how we think and feel about ourselves and others "

Katy Boychuk, Intercultural Education SpecialistWhat does mental health mean to you?

#Getloud Day 2: "Marking MHW by ensuring I spend some time in outdoor physical activity"

Jack Smit, business managerWhat does mental health mean to you?"Mental health means to me: being  in a great head space, in alignment with your body and therefore being able to perform optimally whether that be at work, at home or at play."

Let Everything Breathe

As you sit here reading these words, you are breathing … stop for a moment and notice this breath.You could control the breath, and make it behave as you like … or you can simply let yourself breathe.

Feelin' fuzzy with family

Last week our professional family for the last ten years (Family Services Thames Valley) came to the office with beef. Well, they had a cart-ful of fish, salad and other things but I am kinda partial to beef. The occasion was to mark leaving our first home.

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