Category: About Mental Illness (page 2 of 4)

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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Strength for Today, Hope for Tomorrow

When you find the strength to get through today, you also find hope to get through tomorrow. Bipolar Disorder (BD) is a chronic condition that affects around 1% of the population. Although there is still an immense stigma around mental illness, especially BD, it’s important to understand how serious this condition can be. Those suffering with it need strength from others so they can find the strength within themselves.   

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