Today is ‘Self-Injury Awareness Day’, a day to start a conversation about a side of trauma that deserves some awareness.
If you’re not familiar with self-injury, it means someone hurts themselves on purpose, such as cutting skin, burning skin, hitting … Read the rest
September 10th is an important awareness day, recognized globally as ‘World Suicide Prevention Day‘. Suicide is not a topic any one of us is unfamiliar with, and headlines throughout the last year would prove that as well.
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Last weekend was a hard one for many, as two bright lights in the world went out with the passing of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade. Suicide is not something we are generally unexposed to as a society, but … Read the rest
Today marks World Health Day, an annual awareness campaign started by the World Health Organization (WHO), and this year’s theme is all about depression, and for very good reason. According to new statistics, depression is now the leading cause … Read the rest
When we are feeling anxious or triggered, there are many ways in which we can calm ourselves down, we call these self-soothing techniques. Breathing slowly, yawning or touching our face are just a few of the simple ways in … Read the rest
When we talk about trauma, there is a common misconception that we’re referring to war or abuse, which is accurate, but trauma encompasses so much more than that. Because of the common tie to these things, many people may believe … Read the rest
When someone experiences something traumatic, whether first-hand or by witnessing, they can develop stress reactions or develop PTSD. Symptoms of trauma can range from flashbacks, difficulty sleeping, detachment to disorders like depression, addiction or other mental health issues.
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Today is ‘Bell Let’s Talk’ Day, a Canada-wide mental health awareness movement and fundraising campaign developed by Bell. Today social media will be flooded with #BellLetsTalk and online conversations about mental health, important awareness that is desperately needed—… Read the rest