You’ve most likely often heard the term “dual diagnosis" but may not be familiar with what the term actually means. “Dual diagnosis” is the term that is used when someone has been diagnosed with two separate illnesses. For example,...
When you’re under a lot of stress, it can have a major impact on your health. Most notably, stress often causes an increase in anxiety. However, stress can also impact you and your health in ways you may not...
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...
With World Mental Health Day fast approaching (October 10th), now is a good time to reiterate the importance of mental health care, as well as the importance of recognizing the warning signs of mental illness – not just within...
Trauma can result from a number of things, including both physical and mental abuse, natural disasters, terrorism, war, and even death. Physical abuse is defined as the infliction of physical pain onto another (with or without the use of...
Both men and women experience stress, though it’s the latter that tends to take the biggest hit from it, according to research. In addition, women are also two to three times more likely to experience other mental health related...
In 2016, there were 922 overdose deaths in British Columbia. In Vancouver, 15 people died from opioid-related overdoses in just one week alone, and the number of opioid deaths in the Province is expected to reach as high as...
If you want to lose weight then you have to be willing to make certain lifestyle chances, including improving the foods you eat as well as getting regular physical activity. But it's is also about much more than that....
As many as 3 million people worldwide use social media, and that number only continues to grow. Whether it’s Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, or any other platform, social media is drawing people in by the droves, and in a...
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...