Category: About Mental Illness (page 1 of 3)

What is Schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness that affects 300,000 Canadians. It is often characterized as a thought disorder that can cause hallucinations, paranoia, and false beliefs. These, in turn, can lead to erratic thoughts and behaviours and sometimes even psychosis. The onset of schizophrenia occurs in young adults between 18 and 35, with symptoms tending to emerge earlier for men than for women.  

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Men’s Mental Health in 2020

Mental illness doesn’t see gender, age, ethnicity, or income level. It does not discriminate. Yet, due to societal norms and conditioning, men may be less likely to reach out for help. There are also unique risk factors that contribute to the prevalence of males with mental illness.

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Major Depressive Disorder in Young Adults

Depression is an incredibly common yet often misunderstood mental illness that affects 1 in 4 Canadians. There are several different types of depression, one of which is  Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). Unfortunately, the stigma around mental health, and depression in particular, makes those experiencing it continue to suffer in silence. 

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Helpful Tools for Coping with Anxiety

Are you struggling to cope with your anxiety during the pandemic? If so, you’re not alone. Social distancing can be hard to adapt to and working on the frontlines can cause your anxiety to skyrocket. Fortunately, there are lots of excellent tools to help you cope. 

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5 Ways to Cope with Anxiety

During a crisis, it’s expected for people to feel unsure, nervous, confused, irritable, and anxious. Even if you’ve never had anxiety before, experiencing anxiety under these circumstances is understandable. Remember, you’re not alone and there are things you can do to make coping with it much easier. 

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