Sunday, October 25, 2020

Raising Awareness for PTSD

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...

The Opioid Crisis in Vancouver

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...

Understanding the Body’s Reaction to Stress and Finding Relief

We’ve all experienced stress in our lives at some point or another. It can be triggered by a wide variety of things – for...

Men and Mental Health

There have been many discussions surrounding mental health, mental illness, and the need for increased awareness. However, as many as 40% of men will...

Eating Disorders Awareness Week

From February 1st through to February 7th, the Canadian Mental Health Association joins the National Initiative for Eating Disorders and the National Eating Disorders...

Pop Culture and Mental Health

Recently, films like ‘A Star Is Born’ and shows like A&E's 6-part docuseries ‘Many Sides of Jane’, have shone an important spotlight on mental...

The Troubling New Trend Known as ‘Snapchat Dysmorphia’

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...

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...

How to Cope With Holiday Stress

While the holidays are a fun time of year for many, they can also trigger a great amount of stress and anxiety for others....

PTSD and the Brain

PTSD, also known as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, is one of the most common types of anxiety disorders that individuals are diagnosed with. According to...