What is Visualization and How Can It Improve Your Mental Health?

Visualization is the act of imagining a desired future that is better than what exists now. Imagining ourselves successfully accomplishing something is the first step toward achieving whatever it might be.

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Why Do I Practice Gratitude?

Gratitude is an expression of appreciation for someone or something about ourselves, others, life. Practising gratitude spared me from a life of darkness when I experienced a personal mental health crisis after the death of my daughter Jasmine.

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Psychological Health and Safety Management Systems In The Workplace: How Important Are They?

Psychological health and safety is a growing priority in Canadian workplaces.
Many workers report rising stress levels, increased work pressures, and challenges balancing competing work and family demands. Nearly 50% report work as the most stressful part of their lives. 16% said that their job is a source of depression, anxiety or other mental health issues.

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Why Do Myths About Mental Illness Persist?

Despite the efforts of many to dispel the stigma associated with mental illness, common misperceptions and stereotypes continue to inform our systems, our media, our societies and ourselves. These beliefs can create significant barriers to seeking and receiving appropriate treatment and support.

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How Does Emotional Intelligence Influence Your Mental Health?

Emotions or feelings, such as joy, sadness, anger and fear, play an important role in everything we do. Emotions are complex and comprised of many components. Our emotions are triggered by our perceptions of external experiences, such as a conflict with another person, and our internal stimuli, such as a memories of a past experience.

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Knowing the Signs, Taking Action:Advice for People Who Are Worried about a Loved One's Substance Use

If someone you love is using intoxicants in spite of problems it’s causing at home, among friends and at work, they have a problem that requires immediate attention. They’ve reached a point where their use of drugs or alcohol has become more important to them than anything else. That’s self-destructive behavior, and it can be dangerous for others as well. If your loved one denies that there’s a problem and is unwilling to discuss the situation, it’s time to look for help.

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