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.
Coping with COVID: Making art helping people handle the stress of the pandemic
Art has been helping people cope with the stress of the pandemic.
Land-based healing offers treatment program for youth rooted in Indigenous culture
Many Indigenous peoples are turning to land-based healing programs to help them reconnect with their roots and to cope with the traumas they have faced.
The pandemic piles on: Parents caring for children with disabilities face even more stress, loneliness and isolation
Lack of community support, doubled with isolation, has resulted in increased anxiety among parents caring for children with disabilities
Teens, tech and COVID-19: Finding the balance
Electronic media have been a lifeline for many workers and students through the COVID-19 pandemic but the increasing reliance on devices has many parents asking ‘how much is too much?’ In a recent study from the Chicago Children’s Hospital, 63 per cent of parents reported their teens were using social media platforms more than usual during the pandemic. Kim Highland,…
Coping with COVID: Journaling could be useful self-help tool this winter, experts say
Journaling, a common therapy tool could prove useful to new demographics during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Pandemic intensifies silent sorrow of Canada’s asylum seekers
Depression, anxiety, the pandemic is intensifying the mental stress already faced by refugees who have landed in Canada.
Mental health and ‘self-care’ likely to top New Year’s resolutions: expert
For most of 2020, people’s lives have been shaped by the pandemic. As the year comes to an end, these experiences can impact the types of New Year’s resolutions many set.