Managing Your Stress Effectively

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If you’re living with high levels of stress, you’re putting your well-being at risk. Stress affects your emotional well-being, as well as your physical health. Stress can limit your ability to think clearly, function effectively, and enjoy life. It may seem like there’s nothing you can do about stress. Effective stress management helps you break […]

Keeping a Positive Mindset In Times of Difficulties

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Everyone always talks about the importance of a positive mindset, but when things get hard, it can be an increasingly challenging thing to do. Often, it is easy to slip into a spiral of negativity and focus on what’s wrong in your life, especially when you are facing a hardship. I know I tend to struggle with keeping positive thoughts consistently in my life and I am aware that many others are too. Here are some reasons as to why a positive mindset is so important and some tips that can help you maintain positivity throughout challenges life throws at you.

The Start of a New Year

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2020 has just begun. Along with another year, and the new decade comes a whole new set of goals and expectations. We expect everything in our lives to be immediately better. It is not surprising that the diet books, gym memberships and weight-loss programs tend to increase sales in January. As much as we can […]

Stigma

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I wrote this poem about the thoughts that I had and continue to struggle with when I think about getting help for mental illness. I wrote this thinking about all the stories I’ve heard where people don’t think a therapist will help. This poem is a manifestation of my experiences and the testimonies of the […]

You Are Worth It

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Jadyn and Shae – Students at Western Canada High School Recently, I had the opportunity to interview twin sisters, Jadyn and Shae. They are currently in grade ten at Western Canada and are advocates for mental health awareness. There will be a small amount of talk surrounding suicide and a mention of self-harm. If this […]