How to help if someone you know may be suicidal

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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Using books as healing tools: a recommended reading list

Today is ‘Book Lovers Day’, an unofficial holiday to encourage people to pick up a book. The use of books for healing purposes is not a new concept, in fact, it’s coined bibliotherapy. This is an expressive form of therapy that … Read the rest

Use summer as an excuse to connect with yourself

Summer has arrived, and with warmer temperatures comes more excuses to spend time outside. You may have heard the notion that sunshine and fresh air are great for our overall health and wellbeing, but there is actually some science to … Read the rest

How police can cope with PTSD

It’s National Police Week in Canada, an awareness initiative created to help police connect with their communities and increase awareness about what they do.

Police officers hold one of the most courageous jobs out there, but what’s not talked about as much, is … Read the rest

How to cope with the trauma of Humboldt

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Throughout Canada and around the world this week, we have felt deep sadness and loss following the tragic accident in Saskatchewan that saw 15 members of the Humboldt Broncos hockey team lose their lives.

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What it means to hold space for someone

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Sharing your story is an important part of the healing process, and we feel comfortable sharing when we feel safety that the person listening is present and receiving the information well. When we feel vulnerable enough to share, we are looking … Read the rest

How Pets Help Us Heal

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On ‘National Pet Day’ today, as you’re acknowledging those furry family members of yours, consider something amazing—pets can actually help us heal.

It’s not a coincidence your pet makes you feel happier, research actually proves that animals can improve our … Read the rest

What Trauma Victims Can Learn From This Autism Therapy

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April 2 is World Autism Day, and if you didn’t already know, Kim Barthel has had an expansive career that began in occupational therapy and she has worked all over the world with people with Autism.

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Therapists and Compassion Fatigue

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February is Psychology Month, a celebration of the profession and the opportunity to highlight how these professionals work to help people live healthy, happy lives. But what is psychology? It’s a broad field, rooted in science that seeks to help … Read the rest