Tag Archive "mental-health"

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 ...

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Mental illness ~ my personal journey

For almost three decades, I manage a mental illness called Bi-Polar 2. It started with panic attacks in my early 20’s. My first nervous breakdown occurred in my early thirties.

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Mental Health costs the Canadian Economy $50 Billion – Let’s Talk

The Oakville Chamber of Commerce and their Young Professional & Entrepreneur Group (YPEG), in partnership with Bell Let’s Talk, will host Let’s Talk About… Mental Health in the 21st Century: Stigma, Reality & Hope.

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Loneliness, Social Isolation and the effect on your health

At the time John Lennon wrote ‘With a Little Help From My Friends’, little did most people know he was actually sending out an SOS in terms of his own need for help in his ...

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Federal Budget 2017 Brings Real and Fair Change to Canadians

The government’s second federal budget, “Building a Strong Middle Class,” takes an important next step to revitalize the Canadian economy, make smart investments that will create jobs, grow our economy and provide more opportunities for ...

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New Year’s Eve in Oakville: December 31, 2016

Like many, Oakvillians will be celebrating the New Year in style, whether they are heading out on the town at one of the many locations holding formal parties or staying home and watching a movie. ...

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Say “Hello” during Christmas

During this time of ‘Christmas Cheer’, it is remarkable how much of its counterpart we encounter in the way of a significant rise of people experiencing great emotional distress. Such as any seasoned medical staff ...

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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 ...

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Oakville Receiving Increased Funding for Community Health Organization

Ontario is providing $4.1 million in 2016–17 to community health service providers across the province to keep these agencies in a state of good repair so patients can continue to receive high-quality care in a ...

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Mental Health Event to help prevent Suicide

On Friday, October 28, 2016 the Halton Suicide Prevention Coalition will host their annual meeting in Oakville. Mental health advocates Dr. Ian Dawe and Mark Henrick will present their perspectives on resiliency to highlight the ...

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