Category: About Mental Illness (page 2 of 6)

Exploring Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

When it comes to the treatment of serious mental illness, there are many forms of therapy available. Some have extensive research and are backed by scientific evidence. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is widely practiced and one of the most effective treatment options for mental illness.

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What is panic disorder?

Don't Panic Sign on StreetAlthough 4 per cent of Canadians will experience panic disorder in their lifetime, many Canadians do not understand what this mental illness entails. Most people have heard of, or may even have experienced panic attacks, but is that the same as panic disorder? Here, we’ll dive into this little-known mental illness.

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Preventing Death by Suicide in Canada

Each day, an average of 10 Canadians die by suicide. That’s over 3650 deaths per year that could have been prevented. With September 10th being World Suicide Prevention Day, we’re going to take this month to explore the common misconceptions about suicide, how we can prevent it for ourselves and loved ones, and what Canada can do to decrease this problem.

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From Suicide Prevention to Life Promotion

Indigenous youth in Canada are at a higher risk of death by suicide than most other demographics. In fact, the leading cause of death for Indigenous youth is suicide and self-inflicted injuries. How can we prevent more deaths in Indigenous communities? The answer may lie in shifting from suicide prevention to life promotion. 

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Getting Outside: The Impact of Nature on Our Mental Health

Person Walking OutsideNo one can argue that getting outside isn’t important for our mental health. Something about feeling the breeze, inhaling fresh air, and observing the world around us makes us feel good. Those living in big cities, like Toronto, are often surrounded by more man-made structures than trees. But even in cities, it’s possible to find some green space!  If you live in an urban centre, make connecting with nature a priority – not just because it’s fun, but because it benefits your mental health. 

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