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Tag Archive "depression"

Maintaining your mental health in uncertain times

Obeying social distancing and stay-home guidelines is essential to stopping the spread of COVID-19. However, isolation can also lead to issues of mental health. Human beings are naturally social creatures and being stuck at home ...

Thrive Counselling

Thrive Counselling celebrates success at AGM

On June 20. 2019, a local golf club filled with the Board of Directors, staff members, and auditors from Thrive Counselling. It is a prominent organization providing counselling and relief. Last year they opened new ...

Michael Landsberg

Host Michael Landsberg talks about Depression

He gets to take the worst thing in his life and share it with everyone. That’s how Michael Landsberg describes his life today.

Empty Nest Syndrome

A Cure for Empty Nest Syndrome

Millions of mothers between 40 and 60 years old are about to face childless households for the first time in decades. They’ll suffer empty nest syndrome.

Self-Compassion, Teenagers, Mental Health, Depression, Anxiety

The Importance of Self-Compassion for Teens

A local physician referred a 14-year old named Ali* to me for challenges. She was suffering with depression and anxiety. At the time I was a practicing Child & Family Therapist with recent certification in ...

Maria Estrada UNITED WAY OAKVILLE ROCK

Maria Estrada no longer hides her emotional and physical scars

Maria Estrada had been hiding both her mental health issues and the physical scars on her arms from years of self-harm, covering her wrists with bracelets. As she began to understand herself and get the ...

Maria Estrada

United Way Oakville supported R.O.C.K. builds an Oakville Superhero Advocate

Maria Estrada spent the first years of her life living happily in Peru. When she was six, her mother moved them to Canada with the hope of living a better life. They arrived in Canada ...

Margaret Trudeau opens up about Mental Struggles in Oakville

700 people sat riveted to their seats as Margaret Trudeau openly shared the story of her battle with mental illness in front of a sold out crowd at the annual Mental Health Week Speaker’s Event ...

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Oakville Healthcare: Protecting Our Children: A Health Advocates Perspective

Few would dispute that there is something inherently tragic when a young person dies, whether it be by a car accident, or some incurable disease. However, when it is by their own hand, as an ...

Middle aged white male in a park

David & STRIDE

Having majored in psychology, he knew what it meant if he said yes to the next check-box. It would mean he would be labelled. But as David went back to his hospital room, something nagged ...

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