Feeling like a fraud

Adrienne. self-esteem, life experience, accomplishment, personal growth, post-secondary, wellness, coping and self care. Mental Health & Coping. To be honest, high school wasn’t really “my thing”.  I was never consider studious or nerdy (boy, has that ever changed) and to be quite honest I didn’t enjoy school. My mother always encouraged good grades so regardless READ MORE

Tommy Rosen

authors addiction, alcohol use and abuse, drug use and abuse, gambling addiction, anxiety, behaviour, denial, acceptance, avoidance, strength, getting help, counselling, decision making, helping others, hospital, recovery, therapy, treatment, life experience, personal growth, wellness, coping, holistic health, meditation, self care, spirituality, sports, stress relief, yoga, relationship and dating. Tommy Rosen’s book, Recovery 2.0: Move Beyond READ MORE

Bowling inhibitions

Adrienne. life experience, personal growth, accomplishment, wellness, self care and self-esteem. Mental Health & Coping. I’ve recently had an interesting experience I would like to share with all of you. One of my close friends just celebrated her birthday and as part of her celebration we went bowling. I hadn’t been bowling (aside from Wii READ MORE

A bittersweet closure

Adrienne. youth, volunteer, youth team, life experience, accomplishment, personal growth, employment, transition and post-secondary. Youth team. For those of you who haven’t read my first blog, I am a Child and Youth Worker (fast track) student who has been on placement with mindyourmind.ca since early June of this year.  My placement is now coming to READ MORE

Suicide reporting guidelines and the media

Deana. getting help, suicide, crisis, wellness, coping, life experience, grief and loss and death. Mental Health & Coping, Society Today and Stigma Reduction. By now, most everyone has heard of the death of actor, Robin Williams at age 63. He died by suicide. He died Monday evening, after a long battle with severe depression and difficulties with READ MORE

Robin Williams’ death: A reminder that stigma is alive and well

ML. getting help, crisis, suicide, stigma, awareness, prevention, life experience, grief and loss, death, depression and mood disorder. Mental Health & Coping, Society Today and Stigma Reduction. You’ve heard the comments made by @ShepNewsTeam regarding Williams’ death…’coward’ he said. The comment was made while paying tribute to Williams. What???!!! I wonder if he knew the social media READ MORE

Sexually transmitted and blood borne infections among street-involved youth

Diana. life experience, homelesness, sexuality, wellness, coping, self care, LGBTQ, resilience and research. Society Today and Mental Health & Coping. The Public Health Agency of Canada released five fact sheets: Addressing determinants of sexually transmitted and blood borne infections (STBBIs) among street-involved youth. The fact sheets are based on an analysis of current literature and include READ MORE

This moment

Leo Babauta. wellness, coping, self care, anxiety, body image, behaviour, acceptance, life experience, personal growth and stress relief. Mental Health & Coping. We all suffer, every day: worry, procrastination, anxiety, feeling overwhelmed, irritated, angry, frustrated, wishing things were different, comparing ourselves to others, worried we’re missing out, wishing other people would be different, feeling offended, READ MORE