Why is mental health such a popular topic these days?

Simple. Because it needs to be.

Too many people still suffer with mental illness and emotional distress silently and alone. They fear being criticized and judged.

People often feel weak, ashamed, and as though there is something fundamentally wrong with them. This stops them from reaching out for the help they desperately need.

Initiatives like #BellLetsTalk are so helpful in promoting the importance of having open conversation around mental health.

Talking about our thoughts and feelings can be the crucial first step in realizing you might benefit from seeking professional support. 

We have put together this short quiz to help you determine whether you or someone you know might benefit from professional support.

1) I am often emotionally triggered easily.

2) Distressing thoughts or feelings interfere with my relationships.

3) Disturbing thoughts or feelings interfere with my ability to function in my daily life.

4) Lack of confidence is affecting one or more areas of my life.

5) I feel more hopeless than hopeful.

6) I feel lonely but do not have anyone to speak to about my problems.

7) I feel that I might have a problem with an addiction, but I do not know where to get help with it.

8) I feel no one understands how I’m feeling.

9) I have negative thoughts or feelings about my appearance.

10) I criticize myself or others often.

11) I struggle to keep my emotions in check.

12) People around me have expressed concern for me.

13) I find it difficult to concentrate because I am distracted by everything I have on my mind.

14) I have trouble making time for myself.

15) I have trouble with saying ‘no’ to those around me.

16) I feel angry or resentful more often than I would like to.

17) I am stressed with my circumstances but do not know how to feel more relaxed.

18) Sometimes I act in ways that I do not like, but feel I cannot control my behaviour.

19) I am struggling to keep up with the expectations of me.

20) I do not feel heard or understood by family or friends.

21) I have trouble moving on from the past.

If you or someone you know agree with a number of the above statements, you may benefit from support for your mental health and well-Being.

Are you unsure where to start? Ask friends, coworkers, and other health-care professionals for resources in your area and referrals.

Look to the commonly asked questions of others for guidance, or book a consultation with a professional of your choice to get more information.

Please be sure to be compassionate with yourself as you begin your journey. 

What is Psychotherapy? How can it help me?

What is Psychotherapy? How can it help me?

Psychotherapy is the treatment of emotional and personal issues without medical intervention.   This means that during a session a Psychotherapist will not be assessing you for the purpose of labelling you with a diagnosis of a disorder.  In certain instances, a...

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Your registered psychotherapist is committed to helping you work through your challenges.

You will have the opportunity and space to address your anxiety, depression, grief & loss, and mindfulness needs.

In a safe & supportive space.

Therapy offers you the opportunity to work through a number of problems you may be experiencing.

You will be provided with a safe and compassionate environment as you heal and grow.

 

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Stress & Anxiety

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When one is experiencing anxiety, one’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviours can feel out of control and out of balance. Anxiety can have crippling effects on the individual and may interfere with many areas of day to day life, including job performance and relationships. When anxiety is left unaddressed, it may lead to more severe emotional and physical issues. Having access to tools and techniques which help to alleviate symptoms of anxiety can help to significantly reduce stress levels and increase overall mental and physical wellness. 

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Grief, Loss, and Bereavement

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Grief is a natural response to any loss or significant change. Throughout the span of an individuals life, some of these losses may be more painful and difficult to manage than others. Grief, of any kind, can involve complicated emotions which need to be explored and moved through in order to allow the person to integrate the old with the new. When Grief and Loss become overwhelming, it is important to tend to these feelings with the support of trusted friends and professionals

Depression

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There are a number of reasons an individual may suffer from feelings of sadness or depression. Some of these circumstances are temporary and will pass on their own. Sometimes, however, low moods and depressive thoughts and feelings become problematic as they present significant challenges in a person’s life and interfere with their ability to function. Finding the right support from friends, family, and professionals can be crucial in overcoming depressive episodes.

Mindfulness

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Mindful awareness of thoughts, emotions, and experiences can be an effective approach to working through challenging circumstances. Learning practical tools and personal applications of these strategies in daily life can be integral in finding and maintaining internal balance.

Teacher Wellness

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Every given day a teacher is responsible for the academic, social, emotional, and physical development and well-being of their students. In addition, administrative and extra curricular responsibilities are necessary components of ensuring students receive the very best education possible. When the expectations and pressures of such an important job weigh heavily on the hearts and minds of dedicated educators, personal support can be a useful and beneficial resource to maintain balance and reduce the risk of burn-out.

Youth Support

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For a number of reasons, developing years can be a difficult time for many young people. Bullying, body image, peer groups, academics, emotional and physical changes, family issues, sexual identity,  are just some examples of the challenges young people today might be experiencing.  While parents, teachers, and friends all serve key functions in a youth's development,  access to professional support can offer the young person a safe space to explore confusing or difficult thoughts and feelings.

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