Stress Management

9 Strategies for Managing Stress in University: A Student’s Guide

Posted on 30/05/2023 in Anxiety, Stress Management, University

Embarking on your university experience can be exciting as you will have the opportunity to meet new people from different backgrounds, make new friends, learn new things, and study an area of interest in more detail. While university can be exciting, it can also come with a fair share of stress and challenges that one has to work through.  University brings on a fast-paced and demanding environment where it is crucial to be able to develop effective strategies to be able to deal with stress. This can help create a more balanced, exciting, and rewarding experience for yourself. This blog… Read More Here!


5 Tips for Mental Health Issues Asian Immigrants are Facing

Posted on 17/05/2023 in Anxiety, Depression, Family Issues, Stress Management

With the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen a rise in anti-Asian hate across North America. Asians, like individuals from any other ethnic or cultural group, can experience a range of mental health issues. However, a study conducted in the U.S reports that only 2.2% of first-generation Asian Americans and 3.5% of second-generation Asian Americans seek mental health services. Certain factors, such as cultural influences, social pressures, and access to mental health resources, may contribute to unique experiences within Asian immigrant communities. This article discusses 5 mental health issues Asian immigrants experience and tips for how to respond to the issues.… Read More Here!


5 Tips to Cope with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Posted on 30/11/2022 in Anxiety, Depression, Stress Management

While the ‘winter blues’ and seasonal affective disorder (SAD) are often mentioned together, SAD more deeply affects the individuals who experience it. SAD is a type of depression that occurs with the shift of the seasons and impacts approximately 15% of Canadians, at least mildly, in their lifetime according to the Canadian Psychological Association 1. SAD is most commonly experienced in the winter months, however, it can also be experienced in any of the other three seasons 2. Regardless of when you experience symptoms of SAD, psychologists at Insight Psychological encourage you to utilize the following 5 tips to cope… Read More Here!


Returning to Work After Covid-19

Posted on 08/07/2022 in Anxiety, Corporate Care, Stress Management

Returning to Work After Covid-19 As the curve flattens and people return to their places of work following the COVID-19 lockdown, there may be some mixed feelings or reactions. Some workers may feel relief when returning to work as they were struggling for the past two years working from home due to distractions or social isolation. However, many people may be feeling stressed as they transition back into the office due to ‘return anxiety.’ Considering each individual may have a different response to returning to work after the pandemic, providing a safe and healthy workspace to come back to is… Read More Here!


PTSD in First Responders

Posted on 18/04/2022 in Depression, Stress Management, Uniformed Personnel & First Responders

First responders are a population that is at high risk for developing PTSD symptoms. This is because their job increases the risk of being exposed to potentially traumatic events. In fact, over 80% of first responders have reported experiencing traumatic events on the job, with 10-15% estimated to be diagnosed with PTSD.  Risk Factors Uniformed personnel and first responders are at higher risk for PTSD, but there are other factors that can increase someone’s risk for developing symptoms. These include: Seeing people get hurt or killed Not having a strong support system (family & friends) Having a history of substance… Read More Here!