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Wear it Purple Day! What is it & How to Get Involved

By |2023-08-31T13:54:18+02:00August 24th, 2023|Categories: LGBTQ2+, Mental Health, Sexuality|

What is the Purpose of Wear It Purple Day? Wear It Purple is an organization that was originally founded in 2010. The inspiration was a response to stories of teenagers taking their own lives due to bullying and harassment in regard to their sexuality or gender identity. The organization aims to create supportive, safe, [...]

Facts About Overdose & Treatment

By |2023-08-31T14:02:40+02:00August 18th, 2023|Categories: Adults, Health, Mental Health, Treatment|

What is an overdose? Overdose (OD) happens to a person when a toxic amount of a drug, or multiple drugs, overwhelms the bodyWritten by Harm Reduction . Overdosing can occur with a variety of substances, even over-the-counter painkillers and alcohol. Opioid overdoses occur when there are too many opioids in the body or a [...]

Human Trafficking Awareness & Tips to Protect Yourself

By |2023-08-31T14:04:08+02:00July 27th, 2023|Categories: Adults, Health, Mental Health, Trauma|

What is Human Trafficking? Human Trafficking is a type of act that involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion, as a means to obtain a form of labour or commercial sex act. Traffickers lure victims into trafficking situations through the use of violence, manipulation, romantic relationships, and false promises involving well-paying jobsWritten by [...]

Birth Trauma Awareness Week

By |2023-08-31T14:04:19+02:00July 25th, 2023|Categories: Health, Kids, Mental Health, Parenting, Pregnancy, PTSD, Trauma|

. What Is Birth Trauma? July 19th, 2023 marks the beginning of Birth Trauma Awareness Week. Birth trauma is a way of describing the trauma that can occur following childbirth. This trauma might be clinically diagnosable as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD for short).  Alternatively, it might not fall within the [...]

Yoga For Mental Health

By |2023-08-31T14:25:47+02:00June 13th, 2023|Categories: Alternative Therapy, Everyday tips, Health, Mental Health, Wellness|

What Is Yoga? June 21 is the International Day of Yoga. Yoga is a practice dating back thousands of years. It involves physical poses, deep breathing and concentration. The physical benefits of yoga include increased flexibility, muscle strength and energy levels. Yoga has even been shown to support recovery from cancer and other health [...]

Holistic Health Tips for Mind-Body Wellness

By |2023-08-31T14:26:31+02:00May 30th, 2023|Categories: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Everyday tips, Health, Mental Health, Treatment, Wellness|

Holistic Health: The Mind-Body Connection When it comes to obtaining overall health and wellness, you cannot separate the mind and body. The two are intrinsically connected. When you’re not feeling well physically, it impacts you mentally and emotionally. Likewise, when your mental health is suffering, your physical health usually suffers as well. Living a [...]

Sexual Assault Awareness

By |2023-08-31T14:30:32+02:00May 8th, 2023|Categories: Adults, CBT, Health, Mental Health, Sexuality, Trauma, Treatment|

What is Sexual Assault? Sexual assault or sexual violence refers to any sexual activity where one party was unable or unwilling to offer consent. Sexual assault is a major public health crisis in the United States. This type of event has a life-long impact on victims' health, opportunities, and well-being. Individuals of all genders, [...]

Navigating Infertility

By |2023-08-31T14:30:43+02:00May 4th, 2023|Categories: Adults, Everyday tips, Health, Mental Health, Pregnancy, Treatment|

The Pain of Infertility Are you ready to have a baby and finding the excitement is palpable?  I've experienced the expectancy to see that double line show up on the home pregnancy test and I know the disappointment that accompanies a negative result. Unfortunately, for many people, the excruciating pain of amassing negative results [...]

Five CBT Stress-Busting Tips For Spring

By |2023-08-31T14:31:48+02:00April 26th, 2023|Categories: Adults, CBT, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Everyday tips, Health, Mental Health, Stress, Treatment|

What Is Stress? Stress is considered to be how we react when we feel overwhelmed, pressured or when we find something threatening. It’s a normal human response and we can all experience stress sometimes. Not all stress is bad for us and some stress can even be helpful. For instance, helpful stress can motivate [...]

Resolving Family Conflicts

By |2023-08-31T14:32:07+02:00April 17th, 2023|Categories: Adults, CBT, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Depression, Everyday tips, Health, Kids, Mental Health, Parenting, Personal development, Relationships|

What Can Family Conflict Sound Like? “Why do you always have to be right?” “You’re ruining my life!” “You’re so messed up.” “Stop being so emotional.” Have you ever been on the receiving end of statements such as these? If you’re human, and you’re in any type of relationship with other humans, there is [...]

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