Shorter days = less light

Shorter days = less light

As the days become shorter and shorter many people – up to 30% – report noticeable changes in energy.  10% of those with less energy would qualify for a diagnosis of depression between October and March.  Less daylight equals less energy and a lower mood which are...
Balance

Balance

July 18, 2016 Balance isn’t just for gymnasts and yoga enthusiasts.  Finding balance in your life can reduce stress, improve mental and physical health and help you to achieve your goals.  Sometimes it can help to take a step back and realize that it is not too...
What is Anxiety Anyway?

What is Anxiety Anyway?

June 20, 2016 As a Social Worker, I often see people in my office with complaints that they do not want to go out anymore, avoid calling people or answering the phone and would find it easier just to stay in bed all the time.  The first thought people have when...
World Suicide Prevention Day – September 10th

World Suicide Prevention Day – September 10th

World Suicide Prevention Day: Share Your Message From Mental Health Commission of Canada Reaching Out and Saving Lives Across Canada Each year on September 10, a commitment to saving lives brings together communities from across Canada and around the world. Since...

Depression doesn’t go away when the weather heats up.

For some, this time of year is difficult. You looked forward to the sun, the warm and seeing grass again all Winter, yet these things have arrived and you still feel as though a cloud is following you around. Others may feel relief with the sunshine, yet wonder why...

Mental Health Check-In

As the holiday season winds down it is normal to experience some changes in mood and/or anxiety. The Mental Health Commission of Canada has released a document to help us “check-in” with ourselves and help others who may have experienced trauma. Read it...