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Bell Let's Talk: Keep Fighting

As Bell Let’s Talk day approaches I realize that everybody has problems in their life. There isn’t a single person on this planet that isn’t struggling with something in their life, myself included. We’re all battling something different in life.

This is Sierra

My name is Sierra, and I am in my third year of the Child and Youth Care program at Fanshawe College. I was first intrigued about the field when I met a Social Worker named Garth. I struggled a lot with mental health while in high school.

New Beginnings

Hello everyone, my name is Jennifer and I am going to be working here at mindyourmind for the next few months as a Research Associate.

The Sustainable Activist

It is important to be mindful of how events in the world and how we engage with them through media can affect our outlook and mental health. I personally struggle almost daily trying to ride the line between staying involved and informed while trying to take care of myself.

My Top Five [Work] Failures in 2016

One of the staff here at mindyourmind sent me this great website post a few months back, created by the Unreasonable Institute—“Our Failures (and what we’ve learned from them

Kendall Jenner talks about Anxiety

Anxiety is something that many members of our society struggle with on a day-to-day basis. It often becomes this inescapable reality that is their life.

Happiness & Crappiness

This week I had the privilege of attending the Canadian Mental Health Association’s #b4stage4 conference in Victoria BC.

Your Words Can Have More Impact Than You Realize

The impact of people's words are so incredibly underestimated; whether those words are thoughtful and kind, or insensitive and hurtful. In the last couple of weeks I have had two contrasting occasions where people's words made a huge impact on my state of mind.

Filter Out the Noise

It can seem like our lives are filled with busyness, noise, distractions, and often meaningless activities.What if we could filter out all that noise, and focus on the meaningful?What if we could find stillness instead of constant distraction?

Why it's Nearly Impossible to Get Your First 'Real' Job (and what you can do about it)

This week we’re welcoming two new staff (Jennifer and Sierra), and meeting a potential third. All three are student placements from varying programs, and both J and S are here full-time.

Happy New Year! Goodbye 2016.

I can't believe 2016 is over. What a year. We had many changes (see our Happy Holidays blog) and are looking forward to 2017.

Community Building One Meme at a Time

I am a University of Waterloo Co-op student and for the last 4 months, I have worked with mindyourmind as the Marketing and Innovation Assistant. Specifically, I was part of a lot of the promotion for our upcoming project, Be Change.

Happy Holidays from mindyourmind!

2016 has been a rough year for many of us. So when we say thank you to all our youth, community and Ministry partners, it feels like hardly enough.

Saying No

This year we're doing something we've never done before. We're planning to say no. 

If the Holidays Aren't so Happy

Last week I came across a blog on The Mighty titled “When It’s Not the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” and it immediately resonated with me. The author talked about how holidays became “one painful struggle after another,” after her father passed away.