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The Covid-19 pandemic has had a drastic effect on our mental health, especially for the Asian community. For many Asian people, stigma regarding mental health contributes to a hesitancy to discuss the issue. People do not know where to start when seeking out resources, help and treatment.
This morning I woke up to find that my nose was running, and I had a cough.  Is it the dreaded COVID-19? The common cold? This year’s strain of influenza? Allergies?
In Canada, at least 1 in 3 adolescent students have reported being bullied and almost half of parents have reported having a child that is the victim of bullying.  Yet,...
To say I was not fully prepared for post-secondary studies is an understatement. It was not a question of intelligence or academic ability. It had more to do with my...
Picture yourself on an airplane, rain pelting against the windows as you accelerate down the runway. Its gloomy, wet, and dark. With clouds masking the horizon, you begin to lift...
Have you ever found yourself wondering if you need help for your mental health? I have. I was going through a bitter divorce. I couldn’t sleep or eat, and I couldn’t stop crying.
My name is Tami. I was diagnosed with schizophrenia in 1996.  I struggled because I couldn’t find stable employment until four years ago.  This is because as a schizophrenic, I...
How do you build a support system that works for you? Good question. I’m hoping that by sharing some of my personal experiences (because I’m still learning new lessons myself...
Several months ago, I had the opportunity to participate in Mental Health First Aid training for the first time. It was an eye-opening experience that really made me look inward...