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We write about all things mental health related. From anxiety to eating disorders to psychosis, we want to encourage compassion, understanding, and practical support for people who suffer from these conditions. If you are interested in submitting a blog post for review, get in touch with us!

Helping Someone with Disordered Eating

Helping Someone with Disordered Eating

According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, approximately 1 million Canadians meet the
criteria of a diagnosable eating disorder (like Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating
Disorder). However, disordered eating affects many more Canadians. For example, approximately one in
five teenagers are “on a diet” at any given time. Research is showing that children under 10 can have
body image issues that impact their confidence and self-esteem.

Helping Someone With Depression

Helping Someone With Depression

What it looks like Depression can happen with or without a triggering event and means we can be sad when it doesn't make sense to be sad. Depression can be identified in the way it affects someone's feelings, thoughts, actions, and body. People don't have to have...

Helpful Responses to Addiction

Helpful Responses to Addiction

Contrary to popular belief, addiction does not develop “because of bad choices.” Many people make the choice to use drugs and/or drink alcohol and never develop an addiction. Some of the complex reasons addiction can develop are as follows: To cope with unbearable...

Understanding Anxiety

Understanding Anxiety

Anxiety is a helpful, normal human emotion. Anxiety is a helpful emotional signal that tells us when we need to be aware of and responsive to an immediate threat or danger in our environment. Anxiety is like a smoke alarm. Smoke alarms are designed to let us know when...