Posts filed under: depression

I often find that when certain entertainers or public figures pass on it can really resonate with an entire society. These are the type of individuals that were able to touch the mind and heart in many ways that few can.  We often can...
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January can be a difficult month.  I often call it the ‘in-between’ month. Just past winter break and still looking ahead to spring. In Surrey we see more rain and darkness than bright sunny skies. We are also just ahead of...
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Being the victim of a crime is never a good feeling. Unfortunately these are often events you will never forget. But you can get the support and develop the skills you need to on with your life. Since I have...
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Over the past couple of years I have been impressed with the public attempts to decrease the historical stigma that has been attached to mental illness.  For example the Vancouver Canucks have are part of an N.H.L. initiative in February and Bell...
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I know it’s that time of year again, tis the season to be merry. Tis the season to joyous, spend time with family and loved ones. Reflect on all that went well through the year and all that there is...
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I am staring at my office lacking energy today, other than writing posts for my counselling blog. I have gradually started spring cleaning in fall and I forgot how much energy you can get from DE cluttering and cleaning. My...
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As the days get shorter (daylight wise), the days seem longer (juggling between work and parenting responsibilities) it seems to be more common that many can lack in energy and bouts of depression can set in. In an article titled,...
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In a book that I’ve recommended in the past, “Get It Done When You’re Depressed” by Julie A. Fast and John D. Preston. In one chapter they discuss the possibility of brain chatter when someone is dealing with depression.  This...
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This week there has been much in the media around mental health awareness, especially around depression. I listened to an interview with Vancouver tennis star, Rebecca Marino and she spoke about her announcement she made at U.B.C. to leave tennis....
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A few comments about an article in today’s Province Newspaper. The article by Iris Winston highlighted comments by Dr. Zul Merali from the University of Ottawa Institute of Mental Health stated that, “Depression… is by far the largest burden of...
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