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Brain Injury Awareness Month

Brain Injury Awareness Month

Brain Injury Awareness Does this sound familiar: “but you look fine!”? So many have. And many are not fine. Brain injuries are often invisible, and unless the person with the injury discloses their injury, they “look fine”.

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Men's Health Month

Men's Health Month

June is Men’s Health Month. Organizations across Canada will be focusing on a wide variety of topics, from the importance of eating right to getting enough exercise. These are important topics, and worthy of your time to read up on. However, conversations around men’s health must also include mental health, particularly three main aspects: communication, support, and treatment. We focus on these three vital elements of mental health to minimize stigma and pave the way for more open conversations about what mental health means to men and what they could be doing differently.

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Financial and Mental Health

Financial and Mental Health

Mental and financial health are linked in very closely. For many, there exists a cycle where a difficult financial situation can lead to mental health issues like stress, depression, and conflict at home, which in turn affects your ability to bring in more money. This cycle can continue over and over, with both aspects only worsening, potentially resulting in a mental health crisis where someone feels trapped and unable to see any hope in their situation. There are, however, ways to cope and manage if you find yourself in this situation.

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Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week in Canada is not just another week on the calendar; it's a vital reminder of the importance of breaking down barriers, fostering understanding, and supporting those who may be struggling silently. In a world where stigma and misconceptions still surround mental health, this week serves to spread awareness and compassion. This year, Mental Health Awareness Week is May 6th – 10th.

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Earth Day

Earth Day

Earth Day is the one day we set aside in the year to acknowledge and appreciate this beautiful and vibrant planet we call home. On April 22nd, we take the time to celebrate and reflect on the achievements of environmental efforts and movements that focused on, and continue to focus on, protecting our Earth and its natural resources, along with raising awareness of the importance of cherishing our world. The Earth Day mission is founded on the principle that all peoples have a moral right to a healthy and sustainable environment, regardless of income, race, gender, or geography.

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Automatic Negative Thoughts

Automatic Negative Thoughts

Automatic Negative Thoughts (ANTs) are thoughts that may occur anytime, anywhere, and are generally directed to yourself in a negative way. They can be pretty awful thoughts to have and tend to occur at greater frequency when you are feeling anxious, stressed, or vulnerable.

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Workplace Change

Workplace Change

Change—it’s like the unexpected guest at your dinner party, showing up whether you invited it or not. In the workplace, this guest can arrive in the form of a new software system everyone must learn, a shift in your job role, or even a complete change in company leadership. While some of us might welcome this guest with open arms, excited by the novelty, others might feel like hiding in the kitchen until it leaves. Change is challenging, inevitable, and often laden with a mix of emotions.

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The Sunday Scaries

The Sunday Scaries

When the clock strikes 5pm on Friday many people switch into weekend mode and start getting ready for a night out or a night in. Trying to hold onto and make the most of the time away from work or school, we relish in the ease with which we can enjoy our Friday evenings and Saturdays. Unfortunately, before we even know it, Sunday rolls around and the “Sunday Scaries” hit. For shift workers, the Sunday Scaries can happen on a different day of the week with the same effect. 

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Pink Shirt Day 2024

Pink Shirt Day 2024

Pink Shirt Day 2024 is on February 28th. It is an annual event to raise awareness about bullying and promote kindness, respect, and inclusion in schools, workplaces, and communities. This day originated in Nova Scotia in 2007 when two high school students, David Shepherd and Travis Price, took a stand against bullying by wearing pink shirts after a fellow student was bullied for wearing a pink shirt to school.

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