Cannabis, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

On April 13, 2017, the Government of Canada introduced legislation to legalize and regulate cannabis, for recreational use. Access to cannabis for medical use was introduced by Health Canada in 2001.

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New Year's Resolutions, Yes or No?

The debate as to whether New Year’s Resolutions are beneficial, useless or even harmful continues.

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Have You Ever Felt Broken?

Have you ever felt broken, beyond repair, like damaged goods? Are you living in a state of fear, pain, sadness, regret, betrayal, hopelessness, despair or disillusionment?

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Meaninglessness and Mental Illness

Struggling with a sense of meaningless in our lives is a common phenomenon. There is also a significant association between meaninglessness and mental illness. The experience of a lack of meaning can be characterized by boredom, apathy, emptiness, anger, and cynicism. A person who feels that life is meaningless lacks direction, and questions the point of most of life’s activities. This void can lead to mental health issues like depression and reliance on drugs and alcohol to cope.

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Exercise and Brain Health

Exercise is one of the best strategies for maintaining our brain health and improving our mental health. Studies have demonstrated that regular aerobic exercise, the kind that gets our hearts pumping, improves the structure, function and connectivity of our brain.

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Substance Use and Mental Illness

Individuals with mental illness are twice as likely to have a co-occurring substance use issue than individuals without mental illness. Conversely, people with substance use issues are more likely to have co-occurring mental health problems.

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