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Mental Health Awareness Month Apr 26, 2021 »

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. With COVID-19 still very much a reality, it seems even more important now than ever to acknowledge the mental health struggles that so many deal with. With COVID, we have seen a dramatic increase in mental health issues (depression, anxiety, etc.), substance abuse, domestic violence, suicide, etc.

Almost half of all Americans will suffer some form of mental illness during their lives. It’s estimated that well over 40 million adults will…

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Gambling addictions are on the rise during the COVID-19 pandemic Feb 12, 2021 »

The COVID-19 pandemic is driving new patterns (and increasing established patterns) of substance use/abuse and a variety of other compulsive and maladaptive behaviors.

People who gamble regularly online are doing so more frequently during the coronavirus pandemic. Alcohol sales are up more than 60 percent and opioid overdoses have skyrocketed. Recent reports show that online gambling services have exploded in popularity, which could lead to a subsequent increase in gambling addiction. You…

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The seemingly never-ending pandemic Aug 07, 2020 »

In the midst of the current COVD-19 pandemic, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by feelings of anxiety, depression, grief, sadness, loss, or loneliness. For many of us, it has changed the way we live and work and requires us to limit person-to-person interaction with coworkers, friends and family.

There is no "right" way to deal with or recover from a national health event like this but, in addition to the negative feelings you may be struggling with, I encourage you to reflect on your personal…

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Mental health and COVID-19 May 08, 2020 »

The Coronavirus (COVID-19), came at us seemingly out of nowhere. Much has changed in our lives. And very quickly. Jobs have been lost. Many ceremonies, celebrations, conferences, etc. have been cancelled, or at least interrupted. Even in our daily life, the inability to gather with a group of friends is disappointing and requires discipline to stay away. It also affects or emotional and mental health.

COVID-19 has quite literally come into our lives like a hurricane and left a path of…

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The Holidays: For some, it's the most stressful, time of the year! Dec 12, 2019 »

Managing a mental health condition can be a challenge 365 days of the year, but for some, winter feels especially tough. By the time you have settled into a routine of "just about managing", it seems that the festive season has reappeared, with all the stresses that come along with it.

Whilst this is a season of cheer for many, this is not always the case, particularly if you are struggling with a mental health problem. From navigating through crowded streets filled with stressed-out shoppers,…

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month Oct 12, 2019 »

This and every October, we recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic violence can affect anyone — regardless of your class, race, marital status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Domestic Violence is more than just physical abuse — it is a pattern of behaviors that a partner uses against the other person with the purpose of gaining and maintaining power and control in the relationship. These behaviors can include: isolation, financial deprivation, stalking,…

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