Sunday, October 25, 2020

Mental Illness Awareness Week

Mental illness is something that’s becoming increasingly common, and thanks to organizations like the Canadian Mental Health Association, the Centre for Addiction and Mental...

When Does a Child Need Counselling?

Growing up in today’s society can be difficult enough as it is, but it’s especially difficult for young children and teenagers thanks to idealizations...

How Social Media Can Harm Your Health

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...

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...

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...

Celebrity Suicides Spotlight Importance of Discussing Mental Illness

In light of the recent, untimely and terribly tragic deaths of fashion designer Kate Spade and chef/CNN host Anthony Bourdain this week, there has...

Dual Diagnosis and Mental Health

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...

4 Crucial Steps for Improved Mental Health

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...

What is Schizophrenia?

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...

Mental Health Week

“Mental Health” is a broad term that is used to describe a wide range of different psychological conditions. However, the term is also about...