Anxiety & Depression

Adolescent Anxiety Group

Posted on 28/07/2022 in Anxiety & Depression, News, Stress & Anxiety, Thrive (Child & Youth)

Is your teen struggling with stress and anxiety about school? Do you feel that your child could benefit from a group about managing stress and anxiety as they embark on the new school year? If so, this 6-week program starting in October is designed to address those issues which many teens and their families face. Dealing with anxiety of a new school, new friends and teachers, more expectations and pressures, can make your child vulnerable to anxiety. This group is an opportunity to be proactive and equip your teen with the education, resources, strategies and support that can help them… Read More Here!

 

Supporting the Families of First Responders

Posted on 19/04/2022 in Anxiety, Anxiety & Depression, Blog, Depression, Depression & Suicide, Grief & Loss Care, Stress & Anxiety, Trauma, Trauma Care, Uniformed Personnel & First Responders

Many loved ones and family members of first responders suffer in silence. There is widespread awareness of the mental health challenges that first responders face today resulting from the stressful nature of their respective occupations. With this awareness comes significant media coverage, research studies, and numerous external supports regarding first responder’s mental health. However, often left out of the conversation is the stress endured by the families and loved ones of first responders. There is a lack of media coverage and public awareness regarding the psychological stress of first responders’ loved ones; further, there is a considerable gap in the… Read More Here!

 

Improving Your Mental Resiliency and Fitness

Posted on 14/09/2020 in Anxiety, Anxiety & Depression, Blog, Mental Health Disorders

According to Canadian Mental Health Association, mental health is a state of well-being, which includes your emotional, psychological, and social well-being. The state of your mental health can affect how you think, feel, and act, thus also various aspects of your life. There are some common factors found in various mental health literature that indicate good mental health and they include the following:1 Have a sense of purpose in one’s life Able to develop and maintain strong, healthy relationships Feel connected to others Have a good sense of self, including one’s abilities and limitations Able to cope with normal stresses… Read More Here!

 

Psychological Coping During a Pandemic

Posted on 14/03/2020 in Anxiety, Anxiety & Depression, Blog, News

Psychological Coping during a Pandemic - by Psychologist's Association of Alberta Pandemics, like COVID-19, challenge the way people cope. During a pandemic it’s not uncommon to experience strong emotions. Psychology helps us to understand normal responses to abnormal events – this can help Albertans cope. Novel & unfamiliar threats provoke anxiety & even unrealistic fears & racism. Social distancing, effective communication, & public health measures are realistic lines of defense. Stay Informed – Not Overloaded. With major news events, media inundates us with coverage & potential implications – that can create additional stress. Gather information that will help you accurately… Read More Here!

 

Supporting Another Person

Posted on 01/11/2019 in Anxiety & Depression, Blog, Depression & Suicide, Students, Trauma Care

Sometimes we get worried about the mental and emotional health of a loved one, friend or acquaintance. Perhaps a friend has confided in you that they are feeling sad and filled with despair. Maybe you’ve noticed a classmate struggling with stress – they’re not sleeping, they’re on edge and feel tremendous pressure to perform well. Or maybe you know of a friend who is what you suspect is an abusive relationship. You’d like to help – but you’re not sure how. It’s okay to feel awkward or apprehensive about doing so but it’s important to say something to the person… Read More Here!