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Borderline Personality Disorder

Emotion regulation is a critical skill that allows us to have jobs, nurture relationships, and take care of ourselves. It’s what allows us to feel sad but still show up for work and function. Without the ability to regulate and manage our emotions, life becomes very painful and difficult. This is one of the hallmarks of borderline personality disorder, a condition that affects 1 to 2 percent of Canadians. Keep reading to learn more about this disorder.

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Black History Month: The Future is Now

As we celebrate Black History Month this February, Canadians typically look to the diverse legacies of Black Canadians. We raise awareness of past achievements and celebrate the enormous contributions that Black Canadians have made to this country.  

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Families are key to recovery

My name is Adina Hauser, and I am a social worker and therapist in Toronto, Ontario. I have over a decade of experience working with youth, young adults, and their families with complex mental health and substance use disorders. I have been involved on a volunteer basis with Eli’s Place now for a few years, supporting the development of the model of care and evaluation strategies for the future of Eli’s Place. I am proud to support such an important and vital addition to our system and our community.

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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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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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