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I didn’t imagine that mental health was affected by the colour of one’s skin. I was wrong.

As a white woman, my culture is slowly moving towards an acceptance of mental health and an understanding of mental illness while persons – particularly ...
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Be kind to your mind: 3 top-rated apps for mindfulness and meditation

How would you rate your ability to focus right now? More importantly, how are you feeling? After bathing in anxiety for a few years, are ...
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See me as a person, not a diagnosis

When someone says, “you’re so brave” (as they do all the time) all I hear is that to them, my life is pitiful, and I ...
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I searched for families like mine – and if possible, hope. They were here all along

Stigma leads me to write this under a pseudonym. Why? Because my child is kind, caring, generous and resilient, among many other great qualities.
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The power of connection: Living well with chronic illness

I was born with hydrocephalus and spastic cerebral palsy, permanent neurological disabilities that affect information processing speed, coordination, speech, balance, and walking ability. I have ...
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Blogs of the year

It’s a new year. We are celebrating our stories, and our lived and living experience by showcasing our most engaging posts of 2022.
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Delaying Cognitive Decline: 6 Stimulating Activities for People with Dementia

Working as a registered nurse in geriatric nursing care for nearly 40 years, I’ve been implementing different strategies into my practice. Among my top priorities ...
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Finding a Safe Space in the Self-Checkout Aisle

Years ago, when my depression was quite bad, I had wished for simplicity in some of my weekly errands that would allow me the least ...
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5 movies to help you talk to your kids about mental health

Even  children  can  struggle with mental health challenges.  But how do you explain mental health to children in an age-appropriate way?  It’s got to be ...
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