Today is #PinkShirtDay - where we recognize the negative effects of bullying and raise awareness of its impact on mental health. NYAC - National Youth Advisory Committee member Maree blogs about her experiences, and raises concerns that many people believe it's only an issue in schools.
With Family Day right around the corner, Dr. Vivien Lee talks about the importance of Family Day as a way to reconnect and solidify those relationships – family or not – that help strengthen and support you in your mental health.
Many refugees have to be resilient to undergo so much hardship and persevere – but they're not immune to mental illness. Our New Beginnings clinic provides services to any refugee who lives in the GTA and has arrived in Canada within the past two years, and is referred by their general practitioner.
How can you stay grounded at a time when there's a lot of negative news, so-called "alternative" news, fake news, and growing uncertainty about politics, journalism and the media? Dr. Donna Ferguson shares some tips on how you can stay informed while managing your stress levels:
Excellent news announcement from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care this week, ensuring more investment into mental health funding and expanding access to include evidence-based therapies like CBT.
This month is Psychology month, and to celebrate the great work of our Psychologists, Ontario Psychological Association (OPA) is running a short video contest. Tag and share with them a short video on why Psychology matters to you. The winner will receive free admission to the OPA Conference.
Two Toronto Public Library branches (Brentwood & Malvern branches) are piloting a project that allows the public to use light therapy lamps to combat Seasonal Affective Disorder. Learn more about this unique program:
Is technology designed to get us addicted? Is it possible to get addicted to the internet? Great discussions about the nature of technology and problematic use with Dr. Bruce Ballon on The Agenda with Steve Paikin.