MindF#!k Blog

Feel Good Friday: Message in a Bottle

Such a great story out of Georgia, USA.  A couple, Linda and David Humphries, were doing a beach sweep and discovered a bottle with a crumpled note inside from the long-gone days of 1988.

5 Tips to Beat Academic Stress!

Midterms, deadlines and holidays. Let’s face it the months of late October to December can be stressful! It is important to recognize that there are many different types of stress whether it be academic, work, or personal.

Feel Good Friday: Pete Davidson on SNL

Last Saturday (Oct 9/17) Saturday Night Live’s (SNL) cast member, Pete Davidson, opened up about his struggles with mental illness and how he has self-medicated over the years.

The Next Chapter: In Action

Between being single (and dating app-less), travelling solo through the Rockies, and getting stuck for fours hours (literally) hanging on the side of a cliff (from which Squamish Search and Rescue thankfully saved us…), I’ve had a lot of time to reflect on m

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)

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…)

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.

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!

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.