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Stigma around mental health remains pervasive and powerful

We are facing a mental health crisis. 1 in 5 Canadians struggle with a mental illness and suicide is the number one health related cause of death for young people in Canada. One of the factors that is contributing to the mental health crisis is stigma.

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Exploring Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

In the history of mental illness and psychology, there have been many proposed forms of treatment. However, the most effective are those that are evidence-based, such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT). Here, we’re going to explore what DBT is, who it helps, and how you can access this treatment for yourself or loved ones.

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

All humans worry from time to time. However, for those living with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), worrisome thoughts can quickly become obsessions that can only be relieved with compulsive behaviours. Here, we’ll dive into what this mental illness comprises, the myths about OCD, and where to seek treatment.

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COVID-19 has added to the mental health crisis: digital tools can help

This post was contributed by Dr. Deanne Simms, President and CEO of ThriveSpace Health and Wellness, a company that enhances digital health care. She is also the Clinical Director of the Ontario Structured Psychotherapy program at the Canadian Mental Health Association – York Region and South Simcoe. We are very fortunate to have Deanne as a member of our Board of Directors.

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Why is gratitude so hard for some of us to express?

Snow covered treesIt seems that life without appreciation is like a meal without flavour, or living in a world without colour or one without music. We set aside one day of the year for Thanksgiving, but mostly spend it eating too much. 

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