In today’s day and age, it’s hard to escape social media – particularly if you have a computer, tablet or smartphone. More than half of Canadians have at least one social media app on their devices or knows someone...
PTSD, also known as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, impacts thousands of Canadians each year. According to the National Centre for PTSD, as many as 7 out of every 100 people will experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder at some point in...
As Bell Let’s Talk Day approaches next week, Dr. Ali Ghahary, a family physician in Vancouver, wants to remind individuals of some important steps they can take to not only boost their own mental health, but also the mental...
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...
First observed on October 10th, 1992, World Mental Health Day is commemorated each year and aims to promote mental health awareness. Mental illness affects over 1 billion people on a global scale, making it a worldwide epidemic. Below, Dr....
Defining Schizophrenia While all mental illnesses should be given the same amount of attention that you would all other aspects of your health, schizophrenia is one of the more common, complex, and most serious psychiatric disorder that one can be...
Anxiety | Dr. Ali Ghahary

Anxiety

A staggering 260 million people worldwide (and an estimated 3 million Canadians and 40 million Americans) age 18 or older say they suffer from (or have suffered from) anxiety at one point or another in their lives. Anxiety is...
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...
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...
For the past 66 years, Canadians have come together in support of Mental Health Week and raising awareness on the importance of discussing mental illness. As many as 1 in 5 Canadians will suffer from mental illness at some...