As a family physician in Vancouver, Dr. Ali Ghahary doesn’t just advocate for patients to take care of their physical health, but he also urges the importance of taking care of their mental health, too. Even if you don’t...
What is Naloxone? | Dr. Ali Ghahary

What is Naloxone?

Compared to other regions in British Columbia, Vancouver saw the highest rate of opioid-related deaths in 2017. Find out what doctors, pharmacists and emergency medical responders are doing to combat the epidemic. The primary use of opioids is to relieve...
While the holidays are a fun time of year for many, they can also trigger a great amount of stress and anxiety for others. Dr. Ali Ghahary hopes that by sharing some helpful tips below, people will be able...
When it comes to mental health, it’s a topic of conversation that many try to avoid due to the stigma that still sounds it. That’s why in 2010, Bell Media launched their Bell Let’s Talk Day initiative in effort...
When it comes to discussing mental health – whether it’s with your friends, with your family members, in the news, or even in a blog – words matter. While many strides have been made in educating Canadians and individuals worldwide...
From February 1st through to February 7th, the Canadian Mental Health Association joins the National Initiative for Eating Disorders and the National Eating Disorders Information Centre in observing Eating Disorders Awareness Week; a campaign designed to educate individuals on...
Below you will find some of the latest statistics surrounding mental health and mental illness in Canada. If you or someone you know is struggling, please reach out to a trusted individual such as a friend, family member, or...
We all know that there are certain things we should either reduce or avoid all together when it comes to keeping our minds and our bodies healthy – such as limiting sugar and carbohydrates, quitting smoking, avoiding alcohol, and...
Depression

Dissecting Depression

350 million individuals worldwide are suffering from depression, this according to the Worldwide Health Organization, and in any given year, 1 out of every 10 Canadians will experience a major depressive disorder or other mental health condition. Depression is one...
Whether it’s starting a new job, taking care of family matters, or speaking in front of large groups, we all experience anxiety from time to time; and while this kind of anxiety generally does not affect one’s ability to...