An important letter from our Board Chair

Dear Friends,

If I were six years old, I might say what a yucky year this has been and If I were 76 years old I might reflect on what a lonely, frightening, profoundly unsettling time it has been;  and for all those in between, indeed difficult, difficult, difficult! Certainly, none of us could ever have anticipated either the myriad of challenges or the magnitude of distress we have all faced.

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Sam, By Constantina Venetis

Picture_Constantina_ValentisAlong with my therapist,

We gave her a name,

so I could think I was sane,

I referred to her as Sam.

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Social Anxiety Disorder

Many of us feel nervous when we have to give a presentation or meet new people – these situations can be especially challenging if you’re naturally shy. However, being shy and having occasional performance anxiety is not the same as living with social anxiety disorder. Here, we’ll explore what social anxiety is, why it can be so disabling, and how you can learn to manage it.  

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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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Running 21.1K – It’s much better with friends

Picture of Sarah runningSunday, October 18th should have been the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, but just like everything else this year, plans changed and the event became virtual. 

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