Speak Your Mind and Youth Central Mental Health Fishbowl Discussions

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Speak Your Mind is partnering with Youth Central for monthly fishbowl discussion surrounding mental health and youth. Youth Central is a program that engages youth with community service. Collaborating with Youth Central on this project provided insightful discussions on topics that are important for youth today.  Some of the key topics that were discussed during […]

Stigma and Mental Illness

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According to Livemint.com, the 21st century has an array of ground-breaking achievements. The world has been seen to have more peace as opposed to civil, imperial, and foreign conflicts. More children in the world are becoming more healthier with the help of vaccines and modern-day medicine. There are larger growing trends in children attending schools […]

Making the Most of Summer 2020

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During the era of COVID-19, many of us have faced the cancellation of summer plans that we have been looking forward to all year. It can be difficult to see vacations, camps, and visits with family be postponed indefinitely, but adopting a mindset that allows us to instead see this summer as an opportunity can […]

Talking About and Resolving Conflict

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In relationships, whether platonic, romantic, familiar, conflict is unavoidable. It can make or break your relationships. So knowing how to talk about what happened can be quite helpful. Trust yourself, and recognize when you’ve reached your limit. People can’t stop doing something that hurts you if they don’t know it hurts you. Take a break: […]

Racism and Mental Health

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By now, most of us are aware of the death of George Floyd, and many other victims of police brutality. There has been a lot of media coverage on the protests, and many important discussions have been ongoing on social media regarding white privilege and the Black Lives Matter movement. Although this is a challenging […]

Mental Health and The News

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Mental Health and The News Over the past few months, the news has been extremely overwhelming. At the beginning of this year, it seemed like the Australian wildfires were going to win for the biggest and saddest news story; however, we were quickly met with COVID-19 and the death of George Floyd. Right now, looking […]

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Things to do when you’re lonely

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Many things during this time are new. Covid-19 has brought many new feelings, ideas, events into this world; but loneliness is not one of them. 54% of Canadians reported feeling lonely or isolated during the coronavirus lockdown, a stark contrast to the 18% of Canadians in a 2019 survey. Loneliness is a difficult feeling to […]