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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Jun 26th, 2024

Frightening, painful or distressing experiences happen to everyone at some point. It’s when these experiences cause disruptions to our usual functioning that we refer to them as traumatic. Our responses…

Concurrent Mental Illness and Substance Use Problems
Dec 4th, 2018

What do we mean? A concurrent mental illness and substance use problem means that someone experiences a mental illness and, at the same time, uses substances like alcohol or other…

Anxiety Disorders
Feb 28th, 2016

We all feel nervous or worried at times. This anxiety can be a helpful feeling when it motivates us or warns us of danger. An anxiety disorder, on the other…

Feb 28th, 2016

Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness. One of the biggest myths around the illness is that it isn’t treatable. With the right supports, people can work or volunteer, be active…

Postpartum Depression
Feb 28th, 2016

Bringing a new baby into the family can be challenging at the best of times, both physically and emotionally. It is natural for new parents to experience mood swings, feeling…

Phobias and Panic Disorders
Feb 28th, 2016

Everyone feels scared at times. But sometimes, fear can come up in a situation that isn’t expected. This fear stops us from going about our usual routines or working towards…

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Feb 28th, 2016

Many of us have small habits that make us feel better, but we can also live without them. For example, we might think of something as ‘lucky’ or have a…

Eating Disorders
Feb 28th, 2016

Every day, we are surrounded by different messages from different sources that impact the way we feel about the way we look. For some, poor body image is a sign…

Children, Youth, and Depression
Feb 27th, 2016

While we may think of low mood or other challenges as adult problems, they can affect people at any age. Children and teens can experience mental illnesses like depression. Sometimes…