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How London, Ontario Leads the Way in its Response to the Opioid Crisis

Last week, on Monday, February 12, 2018, the first sanctioned Temporary Overdose Prevention Site (TOPS) in the province opened in London, Ontario.

Songs about Drugs

Why is it that we grow up being told that drugs are bad, and yet there are so many popular songs that talk about and suggest doing drugs and partying? How come there is a deliberate divide between morality, lived experience and media? Which ideology do we live by?

Meet the newest mindyourmind staff, Breanne.

Hi, Everyone! My name is Breanne and I’m the newest team member here at mindyourmind.

Dysfunctional Household Survival Tips: Part Two

This is the last installment of a two-part series, in the last blog post we reviewed some conflict resolution strategies. Hopefully you got a chance to try them out and hopefully they were effective.

Feel Good Friday: The Real Justice League

Feeling “different” is something that we all experience often, especially with all the pressures to be “normal”. Being physically different only amplifies this for many people, and can be particularly troubling for children.

Alesana

There is no way for me to begin this blog series other than by sharing this song and what it means to me. It is called “Fits and Starts” by the band Alesana.

Dysfunctional Household Survival Tips: Part One

There are many things we can’t control in life, who we live with is often one of them. Living in a dysfunctional environment can wear you down, make you doubt yourself, lower your self-esteem and much more.

Feel Good Friday: Top 8 Superbowl 2018 Ads

While a lot of people may not be fans of football itself, many tune in to watch the Superbowl just for the always buzzworthy, special edition commercials that tend to span from heart-warming, to comical, to controversial, to downright bizarre.

The Glorified Connection between Mental Illness and Creativity

We all know those classic stories of the “mad” creative genius – the artist’s mental illnessjourney being as well known (or more well-known) than their works of art or literature or music.

Feel Good Friday: Dancing in the Street

What do you want to be when you grow up?When I was growing up I toyed with the following ideas:

Bell Lets Talk 2018

Bell Let’s Talk is always a great way to highlight mental health while engaging people in your community. This year we decided to prepare a day in advance. We had three ways for our community to participate by asking them the following three questions:

Feel Good Friday: London’s Majestic “Terry the Turkey”

If you’re not from London, Ontario, you may not be aware of how slow, aggravating and ridiculous it can be to drive in the city.

Hi, I'm Rachelle

Happiness is a defrosted smile, warmed by the sun on a winter’s chilly day. - “Happiness” by Rachelle 

Piece of Mind

On January 17, 2018, mindyourmind attended the annual show produced by the South Dance Company (SDC), a company of students attending South Collegiate Institute in London, ON.

Feel Good Friday: What a Ray of Sunshine

You know those moments when it feels like you have a smile on your heart and you feel all warm and fuzzy inside? The story/video for this week’s Feel Good Friday gave me exactly that feeling, and continues to each time that I watch it.

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