“WEWomen Supporting Men’s Health”, NOV 2015

Take control of your health and look after yourself. Talk about the big stuff in life The break up of a relationship, loss of a job, financial trouble or becoming a father are big moments in a man’s life that happen to many men. It’s important to recognize the impact of these and know it’s ok to talk about how you’re coping with the change. Knowledge is power Family history is one of the most powerful tools to understanding your health. Family history affects your level of risk … [Read more...]

‘Real Men’ as their ‘Own Worst Enemies?’

NOVEMBER IS: “WEWomen Supporting Men’s Health” Month with MOVEMBER at WEWednesdays! WEWednesdays! Women Empowering Women is a networking organization designed to assist women entrepreneurs and future female entrepreneurs to Build their Brands! Each meeting highlights one ‘Mystery Speaker’ supporting the belief that all women in business are equally important; and a Featured Business at each event. These highlighted women share their experience as a female entrepreneur, and showcase their … [Read more...]

Back to School Anxiety, By Dr. Joan Simeo Munson

Empowering Parents says: "As the start of the school year approaches, have you seen your first grader go into meltdown mode at the mention of school, or watched your soon-to-be kindergarten student regress back to baby talking and thumb sucking? Rest assured that you’re not alone. Each fall, millions of parents deal with their children’s beginning-of-the-year anxiety. For younger children starting school—whether it’s pre-school, kindergarten, or a transition into the first or second … [Read more...]

Top 10 Issues for Women’s Health

"In 2015, in too many countries, “women’s empowerment” remains a pipedream - little more than a rhetorical flourish added to a politician’s speech..." Dr Flavia Bustreo, ADG We've come a long way since 1995--and it is time to celebrate women and their achievements. But it is also time to take stock of how women’s rights are fulfilled in the world --especially the right to health. Twenty years after countries signed pledges in the 1995 Beijing Declaration and Platform of Action, women still … [Read more...]

Personality Types, which are You and what to Do?

CLICK IMAGE - TAKE MEYERS-BRIGGS PERSONALITY TEST Personality type refers to the psychological classification of different types of individuals. Personality types are sometimes distinguished from personality traits, with the latter embodying a smaller grouping of behavioral tendencies. Types are sometimes said to involve qualitative differences between people, whereas traits might be construed as quantitative differences. Effective personality typologies reveal and increase knowledge and … [Read more...]

Self Injury Awareness Day, MAR 1

Will you see the emotional scars? Self Injury Awareness Day - Self-injury or self harming is when a person deliberately hurts themselves physically to deal with the emotional pain they are suffering. Self-injury is any deliberate, non suicidal behaviour that inflicts physical harm on your body and is aimed at relieving emotional distress. Photo courtesy of Piotr Kozikowski Physical pain is often easier to deal with than emotional pain, because it causes ‘real’ feelings. Injuries can … [Read more...]

Children’s Mental Health Matters, Take Action!

Mental Health Disorders in Children and Youth It estimated that nearly 1 in 5 Ontario children under the age of 19 experiences a mental, emotional or behavioural disorder that is severe enough to seriously affect their daily functioning at home, school or within the community1. The good news is that early diagnosis and treatment lead to better outcomes for children later in life. Some of the more common mental health disorders affecting children and youth are listed below. Click … [Read more...]

6th World Congress on Women’s Mental Health, MAR 22-25

6th World Congress on Women's Mental Health 22–25 March 2015 Tokyo, Japan REGISTRATION - HERE The International Association for Women’s Mental Health, a multidisciplinary group that has the mission of improving the mental health of women throughout the world, expanding the fund of knowledge about Women's Mental Health and promoting gender-sensitive and autonomy-enhancing mental health services for women, cordially invites you to participate in the 6th World Congress on Women’s Mental … [Read more...]

Curiosity, Goodness for Mental Health

"The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing." -- Albert Einstein It's no secret that curiosity makes learning more effective and enjoyable. Curious students not only ask questions, but also actively seek out the answers. Without curiosity, Sir Isaac Newton would have never formulated the laws of physics, Alexander Fleming probably wouldn't have discovered penicillin, and Marie Curie's pioneering research on radioactivity may not … [Read more...]

Bell Let’s Talk Initiative, JAN 28th – #‎BellLetsTalk‬

ADD YOUR VOICE - JAN 28, 2015 - CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS Stigma adds to suffering One of the biggest hurdles for anyone suffering from mental illness is overcoming the stigma. It is the number one reason why two-thirds of those living with a mental illness do not seek help. The annual Bell Let’s Talk awareness campaign and Day opens the national conversation about mental illness to fight the stigma and the dramatic impact of mental health issues all across the country, and none other … [Read more...]

Celebrate Hot Tea Month, with a cup for your Mental Health

January is Hot Tea Month in Canada! Canadians drink almost 10 million cups of tea each year, and in the midst of the frosty winter weather, the hot beverage is a great way for tea lovers to drink their way to good health. Not only does tea taste great, but there is a large and growing body of research backing it as a healthy, good-for-you beverage,” says Louise Roberge, President of the Tea Association of Canada. When it comes to mental health, drinking tea can be an excellent addition to … [Read more...]

Catherine Zahn, CEO CAMH – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this Canadian woman leader drawing from her personal experiences, she spoke about the power to end the discrimination that people with mental illness and addictions face everyday. Dr. Catherine Zahn "We Are All Mentally ill" In order to make this change, she urged the audience to do thee things: "Discover the truth, Discuss it openly and Demand attention to this critical issue."       WOMAN of … [Read more...]

Can we predict psychotic illness in teens?

The Centre works with Ontario child and youth mental health agencies to strengthen services and build an effective and accessible system of care. We offer a diverse collection of tools, services, products and training to help professionals find, use and share evidence that will improve outcomes on the front line of care. The Centre strives to strengthen front-line service outcomes by helping Ontario child and youth mental health agencies use evidence to provide the best possible care. We … [Read more...]

Misogyny or Misandry, both affecting Mental Health

Misogyny (/mɪˈsɒdʒɪni/) is the hatred or dislike of women or girls. Misogyny can be manifested in numerous ways, including sexual discrimination, denigration of women, violence against women, and sexual objectification of women. According to sociologist Allan G. Johnson, "misogyny is a cultural attitude of hatred for females because they are female." Johnson argues that: 'Misogyny' .... is a central part of sexist prejudice and ideology and, as such, is an important basis for the … [Read more...]

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