March is Music Therapy Awareness Month in Canada

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Music therapy is a discipline in which credentialed professionals use to address human needs within cognitive, communicative, emotional, musical, physical, social, and spiritual domains. Certified music therapists (MTAs) may also conduct and/or participate in research, educate and supervise students and professionals, facilitate knowledge translation, act as consultants, and provide professional leadership on the use of […]

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.

Mental Health in the Sports Community

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Abby Dubchak is a 14-year-old girl that currently is in Grade 9 at Rundle College Jr High. She is heavily involved in the sports community and plays a number of competitive sports such as volleyball, soccer, and basketball. She has seen the toll that the pressure of playing these intense sports can put on someone’s […]

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 […]


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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 […]