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Anxiety and Your Heart
Anxiety and Your Heart
There is one condition that isn’t spoken about often when it comes to anxiety symptoms and that is called Mitral Valve Prolapse (MVP)
Social Media Accounts Promoting Mental Health Inclusivity
Social Media Accounts Promoting Mental Health Inclusivity
There are some incredibly positive, inclusive and oftentimes even low-cost or free resources out there. We want to help amplify these voice so all - whether you identify as BIPOC or an ally - can learn from them.
Living With an Eating Disorder
Living With an Eating Disorder
Through her insightful videos, Psychotherapist Joelle Anderson helps explain what living with an eating disorder is really like. Giving the hard truths, and debunking common myths surround this mental health struggle.
How Has Covid-19 Affected Current Students?
How Has Covid-19 Affected Current Students?
According to CAMH, almost 1 in 10 Canadians have reported that their mental health has worsened since the beginning of the pandemic, and that they have had higher levels of stress in everyday life
Virtual Holiday Activities
Virtual Holiday Activities
The holidays this year look different than years past - there’s no denying that. However, different does not have to mean cancelled.
Managing COVID Related School Stress
Managing COVID Related School Stress
Hopefully this doesn’t come as a surprise, but school is likely to look (at least a little) different come this fall. For the moment, Ontario students, families and teachers are left with a lot of uncertainty - and uncertainty is stressful.
Window of Tolerance – How it Can Help… And Hinder Us
Window of Tolerance – How it Can Help… And Hinder Us
Throughout a given hour, day, or week, our emotions fluctuate quite a bit. And, on days where we feel a lot, we might also have periods in between the “big” emotions where we feel zoned out, numb, tired, or shut down. So what's going on there?
Quick Tips for Managing Anxiety at Home
Quick Tips for Managing Anxiety at Home
So many of us are experiencing anxiety during these current uncertain times. Download our Infographic for our favourite skills for managing anxiety - all of which are easy to learn and can be done at home!
STOP Skill
STOP Skill
The “STOP skill” might be one of the most overlooked and yet straightforward and useful skills.
Setting Boundaries (Around COVID-19 & Beyond): pt II
Setting Boundaries (Around COVID-19 & Beyond): pt II
Once boundaries have been set, it’s equally as important to learn to communicate them clearly to others. If you think about it...in order for others to respect your boundaries, they need to know what they are.
Setting Boundaries (Around COVID-19 & Beyond) pt I
Setting Boundaries (Around COVID-19 & Beyond) pt I
Boundaries are incredibly important for our overall well-being. They become even more important if you are experiencing anxiety or going through a highly stressful situation - such as a global pandemic. We will outline the what, when, why and how to's.
Help!! Where do I Start!?!
Help!! Where do I Start!?!
Want to know what breaks my heart? Someone finally recognizes that they need the help of a professional in order to feel better and then what happens? Too often, they hop online and… BAM! They crash head-first into a wall of jargon.
Anxiety Relief Gift Ideas
Anxiety Relief Gift Ideas
Are you still looking for gifts to give this holiday season? Do you know someone in your life struggling with anxiety, and are looking for ways to support them this time of year? We can help!
Finding a Path Through the Weeds of Anxiety
Finding a Path Through the Weeds of Anxiety
Anxiety... it’s a term we hear more and more about these days. But what does it really mean to suffer from anxiety and, what can you do about it?
What if We Could Embrace the Messenger?
What if We Could Embrace the Messenger?
What if we could find a way to soften our judgment associated with mental illness - to destigmatize it? With that approach, would healing be easier, faster, and fuller? Would it be easier to talk about depression and anxiety if we could reframe it? What if there was a healthier way to look at mental illness?
Progressive Muscle Relaxation Technique
Progressive Muscle Relaxation Technique
When you struggle with anxiety, it is common to spend a lot of your time with your muscles tensed. This is because when your mind is stressed or anxious, your body language will reflect it. Plus, when you are repeatedly stressed or anxious, you become “desensitized” (ie. numb) to this tension as it has become your new normal.
5,4,3,2,1 Grounding Technique
5,4,3,2,1 Grounding Technique
Whether someone is having a panic attack, experiencing a high level of anxiety or is struggling to fall asleep, finding a way to ease the mind and return to a place of calmness and clarity can be extremely difficult to achieve. That’s why mindfulness/grounding techniques are so important, because they can help someone achieve just that - no matter their current mental state.
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