Feeling like an Imposter: Syndrome linked to self-doubt and disconnectedness affecting women, people of colour more
Imposter Syndrome, also called perceived fraudulence, involves feelings of self-doubt and personal incompetence that persist despite education, experience and accomplishments. It is more widespread than people know.
Students left behind: The pandemic has been especially hard on those with learning disabilities
Students left behind, the impact of COVID-19 on students with learning disabilities
Pandemic, Throne Speech raise awareness around mental health
With a heightened awareness around mental health both at the provincial and federal level as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and Throne Speech, new policies and programs are being considered in an effort to improve mental health.
For international students in Canada, winter can be a SAD experience
That first winter in Canada can be more than a simple adjustment in clothing for international students. Sometimes they are impacted by Seasonal Affective Disorder.
Trials show video games have potential to ease Canada’s paediatric mental health-care crisis
As children’s mental healthcare becomes harder to access in Canada, video games could be the solution to getting treatment to kids who need it.
The Royal strives for ‘hospital without walls’ to address mental health issues, substance use — and stigma
Mental health issues and illnesses, including substance use, have been on the rise in Ontario in the past decade. The Royal Ottawa Hospital is expanding their services to meet this need in the community.
Ottawa photographers explore mental health issues through a gripping exhibit at SPAO
Stay Silent, Drift Deep is the latest exhibit presented at the School of Photographic Arts: Ottawa, and it features mental health-inspired pieces by four local photographers.
More access to mental health services vital to meet increased demand during pandemic, say advocates
This year’s World Mental Health Day highlighted inequities that exist in the health-care system about accessing services for mental health. Here is what advocates in Ottawa have to say.
Alcohol-related deaths up during pandemic with anxiety, depression likely factors
Statistics Canada reports show increased alcohol mortality, likely due to barriers in accessing treatment amid COVID-19.
H.E.L.P. on offer: Ottawa charity raises money for those facing mental health struggles
Whether it’s by running, walking, or riding horseback, Ottawans are doing what they can to raise money for mental health.
Experts call for more resources after Mental Health Act service calls jump during COVID-19
The number of service calls under Ontario’s Mental Health Act has jumped during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Recovery Day in Ottawa underlines the need to end stigma around mental health issues, substance use
Mayor Jim Watson officially declared Sept. 17 as “Recovery Day” in Ottawa. Recovery Day Ottawa also unveiled plans for next year’s new WOW Festival.