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Work-life Balance: Make it your business
Sep 21st, 2021

If you’re finding it difficult to balance the different elements of your life, you’re not alone. 58% of Canadians report “overload” associated with their many roles – work, home and…

Fast Facts about Mental Health and Mental Illness
Jul 19th, 2021

Mental health and mental illness: what’s the difference? Mental health and mental illness are often used interchangeably, but they are not the same thing. “Mental health” is a concept similar…

Understanding Substance Use
Dec 6th, 2018

Many people think of substance use problems only in terms of addiction, a dependence on alcohol or other drugs where someone needs to continually use the substance in order to…

Talking to Teens About Mental Health
Dec 6th, 2018

Teens need to know that they can take charge of their well-being, speak up if they start to notice problems, and support others respectfully. Many mental illnesses start during the…

Social Support
Dec 5th, 2018

We all need to feel like we belong and that others care about our well-being. Social support is exactly that: the belonging and care we receive from other people. Those…

Dec 5th, 2018

Many of us lead busy lives. We are busy thinking about yesterday and busy planning for tomorrow. When we focus on the past and future, we aren’t paying a lot of attention…

Coping with Loneliness
Dec 4th, 2018

Loneliness is an experience that means our current close relationships don’t meet our needs. Despite the name, you don’t always have to be alone to feel lonely. Loneliness can come…

Overdose Prevention
Aug 31st, 2018

What is an overdose?  Overdose occurs when someone takes one or more drugs in a quantity or combination that exceeds what their body can handle. Overdose can happen with many…

Youth and Self-Injury
Feb 28th, 2016

People cope with difficult thoughts, feelings, or situations in different ways. Some people cope by injuring themselves on purpose—and it may be the only way for them to feel better….