‘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...]

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...]

Sociopaths make for Addictive Relationships

Time and time again, when I do personal consultations, people tell me how they struggle to break away from a relationship with a sociopath. You know the involvement is bad for you. But even when you’re not forced to interact with the sociopath — you’re not married, don’t have kids with the person and don’t work together — you can’t cut the cord. Why? Because relationships with sociopaths are highly addictive. There are psychological and biological reasons for this, which I’ll … [Read more...]

Mental Illness, a very ‘taboo’ subject in Islam

Mental Health is an issue needing to be addressed in all communities and all countries in our world today. Below is just one story shared from a community that is plaqued by Stigma, in the realm of acceptance of 'Mental Illness' as a medical condition: "I have always struggled to talk to my family about my mental health problems openly because I was scared I would not get the support that I need but obviously when you live in the same house, you cannot hide it from them. I live with an … [Read more...]

Gender and Women’s Mental Health, WHO

Gender and women's mental health Gender disparities and mental health: The Facts Mental illness is associated with a significant burden of morbidity and disability, to such a degree that our society is not referring to the 'Sad Generation' as a common term for our youth. Lifetime prevalence rates for any kind of psychological disorder are higher than previously thought, are increasing in recent cohorts and affect nearly half the population. Despite being common, mental illness is … [Read more...]

Mary Deacon – WOMAN of ACTION™

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Stigma and Violence, Isn’t It Time to Connect the Dots?

Violence - The Canadian Mental Health Association In today’s media reports about mental illness, there is a tendency to emphasize a supposed link between violence and mental illness. News stories regularly suggest that there is a strong connection between mental illness and crime. But the majority of people who are violent do not suffer from mental illnesses. In fact, people with a mental illness are more likely to be the victims, rather than the perpetrators of violence. In this section, … [Read more...]

World Mental Health Day, OCT 10

World Mental Health Day 2014: The misconceptions broken down World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health. The Day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide. The focus this year is on … [Read more...]

January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

In Canada, 747,000 people currently live with dementia and one of the major challenges they and their families face when they receive the diagnosis is the stigma associated with it. In fact, according to a recent poll by Alzheimer's Disease International, 40 per cent of people with dementia reported they had been avoided or treated differently after diagnosis. That's why, this January during Alzheimer Awareness Month, the Alzheimer Society Canada is launching a nation-wide campaign called "See … [Read more...]

They Do Not Know What They Do – WOMEN in RECOVERY

"Forgive them for they do not know what they do ..."   Rising above the actions of sick people can be a challenge in the best of times, yet when one is recovering from an illness of sorts yourself, this can almost seem an impossible feat. Take measures to protect yourself from damaging and hurtful actions of others. Everyone is irritable or indecisive at times. But some people are so difficult that they make others’ lives and work a strain. Dealing with difficult people is easier when … [Read more...]

Bi-Polar Disorder – WOMEN in RECOVERY

The causes of bipolar disorder have yet to be fully uncovered, but there is strong evidence that brain structure anomalies play a role. Bipolar disorder or bipolar affective disorder (historically known as manic-depressive disorder) is a psychiatric diagnosis for a mood disorder in which people experience disruptive mood swings. These encompass a frenzied state known as mania (or hypomania) usually alternated with symptoms of depression. Bipolar disorder is defined by the presence of … [Read more...]

Baby Steps – WOMEN in RECOVERY

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a condition where an individual, who has suffered a traumatic experience, continues to suffer from anxiety and fear as a result of the trauma they endured. The first step in recovery from PTSD is recognize it and be willing to do the work it takes to recover from it. Recovery is the ability to recall the events without any other cognitive, emotional or behavioral effects. A lot of patients have a dual diagnosis of post trauma stress disorder and substance … [Read more...]

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