News-induced depression is on the rise. Why does this happen? We explore why the human brain has a negativity-bias and how it draws us to negative news stories. We also provide strategies for coping with anxiety caused by the general state of melancholia we see in the world.Read the post News-Induced Depression
Are you overwhelmed by the 6th COVID wave presently underway in Ontario? If so, you are not alone. Unfortunately, feelings of anxiety, depression, fatigue and fear are normal for the times. We recently discussed this issue with several media outlets.Read the post Overwhelmed by the Sixth COVID Wave?
The term “intergenerational trauma” has recently appeared in the media following the discovery of mass graves on former residential school sites. It is very important for everyone, including non-Indigenous people, to understand what this term really means.Read the post Addressing Intergenerational Trauma
Living in the northern hemisphere exposes Canadians to Seasonal Affective Disorder during the winter months, women more so than men. Simple behavioural changes, supplemented with psychotherapy can easily help you manage this form of depression.Read the post What To Do About Seasonal Affective Disorder
Depression is harder to detect in people who exhibit atypical symptoms. These individuals struggle with the same inner turmoil as other depressed individuals. Yet they can get out of bed, hold down a job and juggle family obligations. Here are some signs of depression therapists wish you knew.Read the post 5 Signs of Depression Therapists Wish You Knew
A healthy mind has direct bearing on your overall wellness, just like your physical health. Your social, emotional and psychological states directly affect your thoughts, feelings and actions. Yet, most people are loathe to seek professional help for mental suffering compared to physical suffering. How do you know when to reach out? Here is a three point self assessment to evaluate how healthy your mind is.Read the post Your Mental Health: A Self Check-in