•January 25, 2017 •
Mental Health affects the way we think and feel about ourselves and how we interpret things that happen to us. A Mental Health Problem can cause major changes in a person's thinking, emotional state and behaviour. In any given year, 1 in 5 Canadians will experience a mental health or addiction-related problem. And according to CAMH, by the time Canadians reach 40 years of age, 1 in 2 have - or had - a mental health related problem. So, why is it so important that we "Start The Conversation" about mental health? And why are initiatives like #BellLetsTalk so important?
•December 15, 2016 •
Triangles are the strongest shape, because any force is evenly spread through all 3 sides. I’ll never forget learning that in grade 5, at least now I won’t. ... I needed to build, because I was growing in more ways than one. What started nearly 10 years earlier as a physical recovery evolved into a mental one. I say that was much tougher than the physical. My triangle served as a reminder every single day that I am in fact strong enough to fight this fight, too.
•December 04, 2016 •
Since I was born, I’ve been taught that sharing is caring. My toys, my clothes and yes, my food too :(. Sharing in this context made sense because if someone was in need, why wouldn’t I help them? It’s human nature, or at least I like to think it is.
•November 20, 2016 •
The past four weeks have been incredibly stressful for me, I’ve been pushed further than I would like and I’ve felt more stress than I have in years. My parents have been away since mid October and I’ve been juggling running a house-hold, maintaining a near-perfect GPA, looking after a loved one with a disability, working for the family business, working on my career, staying active and when I can, having a social life.
•November 06, 2016 •
Depression for me was a whole new ball game, one I never expected to play in. I have been attending a mindfulness group for depression for the last 4 months or so. Each week I show up whether I want to or not along with two other guys, a 40 something year old and a 70 year old and me the 25 year old. My first realization from this group was that depression does not discriminate; there is no cookie cutter individual or reason one becomes depressed. The anxiety that has lived within me much longer than the depression wanted to know WHY I became depressed before I could even think about moving towards acceptance and healing. The anxiety in me naturally over thought about this daily.