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...
PTSD and the Brain | Dr. Ali Ghahary

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 a 2016 study, Canada was found to have one of the highest diagnosis rates of...
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...
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...
“Mental Health” is a broad term that is used to describe a wide range of different psychological conditions. However, the term is also about much more than mental illness. It’s also about how you feel – whether you’re happy...
As many as 1 in 4 Canadians will develop a form of depression in their lifetime and ultimately require treatment. Depression is one of the most common types of mental health disorders, affecting more than 300 million people globally....
Behavioural and other types of mental health disorders don’t just affect adults. They can affect children, too. A child having the odd temper tantrum here and there, or having the inability to sit still doesn’t necessarily constitute as a...
When it comes to mental illness, we often associate it with things like depression and anxiety. However, mental illness not limited to just one or two types of conditions. Mental illness comes in various forms – in fact, there...
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...
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...