MindF#!k Blog

Visual Storytelling with Graphic Novels

Over the weekend I learned a LOT about graphic novels. I mean, a LOT. I didn’t know how popular they were, or how powerful they could be. By the end of the day on Sunday, my head was spinning from all of the possibilities this genre has to offer...

Feel Good Friday: 15 (P)interesting Thanksgiving Fails

Holidays aren’t always easy, for numerous reasons.

The Ideal vs. the Reality of Changing Your Life

Our plans never turn out as tasty as reality. ~Ram DassIf only life went exactly as we imagine it would go … things would be so much easier!

Mental Illness Awareness Week 2017

The first week of October is Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) in Canada, an annual national public education campaign that the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) coordinates.

It’s Closing Time

Woah, I can’t believe that it has been a week since I posted the last episode of our first podcast season!

Feel Good Friday: Sharing with Prince Harry

We all like to think that we can be sneaky about stealing a snack (especially toddlers)

Youth Perspectives on What Helps and Hinders Mental Health Treatment

This is part 1 of a 4 part blog series about research done by FEMAP (First Episode Mood and Anxiety Program) here in London, Ontario.

Me, Myself, and the Mountains: Part II

If it doesn’t challenge you it doesn’t change you. -Fred DeVito(I highly recommend reading Part I first…)

ICYMI: Rapper Logic Takes Step to Break Stigma

In August, Logic, a rapper who writes about topics which surround mental health, released a song titled “1-800-273-8255”, which is the American Suicide Prevention line.

Feel Good Friday: A Milestone Long Overdue

The idea of Feel Good Fridays started because we believe the simple things that bring a smile to our face are the best things. Smiling and laughing has been proven to reduce stress in our lives!

Prime Minister's Youth Council

Are you a young person who is interested in and passionate about the issues that affect you and your fellow Canadians? Are you looking for an opportunity to engage with the larger community and take on a leadership role?

Kate Middleton and "You're never too young to talk mental health"

Over the past couple years Kate Middleton and her husband Prince William, Duchess and Duke of Cambridge, have engaged in various mental health advocacy campaigns and initiatives and shown great passion for the importance of speaking up about mental health.

The Action Habit: Put Everything Into the First Step

The things that stop us from taking action are all-too-familiar:

Feel Good Friday: Trust Your Power

Stop what you’re doing and watch this ad, where Seattle Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman tells his story about being hearing impaired and reaching his potential regardless of being picked on and initially rejected to play professional football. “They didn’t call my name.

Starting, Over and Over Again

There’s a hope that when we start creating a new habit that we’ll master it and never have to worry about it again, or when we start a new project that it’ll go perfectly.