Posts filed under: Mental Health Awareness

As we continue to discover new and helpful approaches to deal with such issues as depression, suicide, and complex disorders including Borderline Personality Disorder; it’s refreshing to find a behaviour therapy perspective such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy or (DBT).  This...
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Over the past couple of years I have written on Bell Canada’s initiative to decrease the stigma of mental illness. What is encouraging to see is that each year they continue to expand the initiative. This year they have added...
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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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I was encouraged to see an article  the other day titled “Mental illness looks a lot like me”, which appeared in the Sunday March 2nd addition of the Vancouver Province. The article written by Larissa Cahute featured CKNW Word Tonight...
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I continue to increase my interests in this field. One approach that has caught my eye is a marriage of my two favourite interests, counselling and movies. I will continue to look at this concept and will be writing about...
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Whether it’s anger management, couple, addictions, adolescent or family counselling creating posts for my home page blog has been a great process for me. My continued hope is that my writings are helpful to you the reader, colleague or potential...
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One in five Canadians suffer from the affects of mental illness. A great story by Ed Willis in today’s Vancouver Province titled, ‘Rick Rypien’s Story Is Not Over’. The story briefly cronicles the friendship between present Vancouver Canuck Kevin Bieksa...
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I applaud campaign’s such as the ‘Let’s Talk’ Campaign, Olympic athelete Clara Hughes has been their spokesperson in the past. Mental health labels have historically been surrounded around negative stigma. It is great to have a message, that it is...
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