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...]

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...]

Celebrating Behaviour Strats, Marnee Buckles

Are you working with a difficult child with or without a diagnosis? Are you waiting for an assessment but need help immediately to work with the difficult child in your life? Are you overwhelmed with the number of strategies you have researched and don’t know where to turn next? Marnee, the Behaviour Interventionist on our team, has worked for over 30 years in education, and is trained in instructing Crisis Prevention Intervention. She has delivered workshops to staff and developed … [Read more...]

You are just diagnosed with a mental health condition?

When Your Friends Do Not Understand You Mental Health Condition By: Stan Popovich You are just diagnosed with a mental health condition such as depression, bipolar disorder, panic disorder, addiction, OCD, or some other mental health disorder. You go see a counselor to get help. Eventually your relatives and closest friends find out your condition. The problem is that some of them get on your case and do not understand what you are going through. Here are four ways to deal with this … [Read more...]

What is O.C.D.(Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder)?

  What is Obsessive Compulsive-Disorder? Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a common, treatable anxiety disorder. OCD causes significant distress and interferes with a person’s functioning in work, daily routines and relationships. Some people with OCD struggle with the obsessional component of the disorder while others mainly engage in compulsions. Most, however, experience both in some measure. Obsessions are intrusive, upsetting impulses, thoughts, ideas or images that are hard to … [Read more...]

Get in Shape and Lose the Self-Blame – Carmen Honacker

Get in Shape and Lose the Self-Blame There are times when OCD is a detriment, and then there are times when it works to my advantage. Years of social and environmental conditioning contributed to the fact that I see most things as black or white. This drives some people insane; sometimes it drives me pretty nuts, too. However, there are the times when this works in my favor—namely, any time I need to make a decision of any type. There are only two ways for me; either I do something all the … [Read more...]

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