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The Realities of Compassion Fatigue 

In the spring of 2018, I attended my first mental health conference at Queen’s University led by their chapter. At the time, I was grieving the recent suicide of my best friend and starting to become passionate about mental health advocacy. After a few group workshops and presentations, one keynote speaker came on stage to talk to us about “compassion fatigue”- two words that instantly changed my life.

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Body Dysmorphic Disorder

It’s normal to feel an occasional lack of confidence in your appearance or to have insecurities about your body. However, for some, these insecurities can become obsessions that detract from the ability to live a fulfilling life, also known as Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD). Here, we’ll explore what BDD is and how it can be treated.

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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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How to Use Music as a Tool to Lift Your Mood

Woman listening to musicOf all the resources that can uplift your mood, music is one of the most easily accessible. You don’t need a doctor’s appointment, a therapist, or any fancy programs. Music can be accessed on the internet from computers and mobile devices, on CDs and cassettes from the library, and on the radio as you drive to work. What many don’t realize is that putting on your favourite tune can do more than just entertain you. It can help you manage your emotions and lift your mood.  

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SAD in the summer? Yes, it’s a real thing!

Imagine looking out the window as all the people in your life hang out in the garden or on the balcony, as they look forward to going for ice cream or swimming and all you want to do is close the curtains and block out the light. 

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