Every day 50,000 Canadian workers will call in sick because of mental illness.
Understanding mental illness starts with understanding the stigma, which is the philosophy behind the #BellLetsTalk campaign. Through this campaign, Bell wants to raise awareness about mental health by encouraging people to talk about it. Simply, the more we talk about it, the more we understand, and the less powerful the stigma becomes.
The only trouble is many of us don’t like to talk about mental health. About half of us fear that talking about our mental health in the workplace will limit our opportunities. Research shows …
Is your family able to cooperate and help each other? Is there tolerance and mutual support? Or, do competition, criticism and blame dominate your family’s internal relationships?
When a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, your family’s ability to adapt and support each other is challenged. This is a time for personal growth and family transformation.
If you are part of a family who is caring for a member with Alzheimer’s and you are taking the time to read this blog, I know you are focussed on the following steps:
With the New Year upon us, many of us will participate in that grand tradition of making New Year’s Resolutions, spurred on by hope and commitment, only to give up days later – there’s always next year!
Why are New Year’s Resolutions so short-lived and how can we help you to make yours a success story?
In a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology, 45% of the subjects confirmed that they regularly make resolutions for change, but only 8% report reaching their goals.
Most of us fail in our resolutions because we make them in a rather spontaneous, emotional moment. We state …
By Alexandra Torrie
The first time I walked into the gym at my university, my heart was pumping, my palms were sweaty, and I had the urge to run, however none of this was due to exercise. Instead, I was feeling anxious in a new environment, new machines, and a lot of fit people! I didn’t want to stand out and most of all I didn’t want people to judge me.
Joining a gym is a great first step to a healthy lifestyle, however if you’re walking in there with insecurities like I did, it can be one of the hardest parts of the whole process. I never liked the idea of working out with others around me; I felt …
To be responsible, most of us would accept, is to take ownership for our behaviour, and to take ownership of the effects of our behaviour on others. To use something responsibly, be it a car, or a hunting rifle, or a substance like alcohol or drugs, would be to use that thing in a way that did no harm either to ourselves or to anyone else.
So how can you ensure that when you use alcohol you …