I am a member of quite a few groups on Facebook as well as seen so many posts lately in regards to increased drug use, needle exchange programs and addicts within the areas in which people live. I am finally at the point where I need to speak up about a few things. No I … Continue reading Mommy, I want to grow up to be an Addict.
We need your help. As many of you know, I am currently in school for Mental Health and Addictions Counselling. A subject I am extremely passionate about and feel driven to try and make a difference. Currently, the lack of services available, wait times, funding available and stigma of youth with Mental Health Concerns is … Continue reading We need your help!
First and foremost it is important to point out that every individual is different. This is what makes the world interesting, none of us are the same. Each and every person has a different threshold that is unique to them. What one person can endure, is totally different than another person. It is important to … Continue reading When is it time to ask for help?
As some may be aware, I am currently studying Mental Health and Addictions on the path to obtaining a Counselor Designation. This is something I am EXTREMELY passionate about and can not wait to live to my full potential with this goal. In the meantime, I have set up my Coaching practice and I have … Continue reading What is A Mental Health Coach Anyway?
picture credit: CMHA Ontario There is a big difference between Mental Health and Mental Illness, and most do not know the difference. Mental Illness: Mental Illness is a term used to refer to a diagnosed and treated by a health care professional. Sometimes referred to as disorders and can include (but not limited to) depression, bipolar, borderline personality disorder, schizophrenia, eating disorders … Continue reading Mental Health or Mental Illness??? What’s The Difference?
So you have tried medication. You have tried relaxation, meditation, and everything in between and NOTHING appears to be working. You have not received the outcome you had so desperately wanted each and every time you tried something new. You are left with the feeling of dread and disappointment that you will forever be the … Continue reading There has to come a Time
Picture credit: Avivah Werner In a world overcome by stress, lack of time and so many commitments, the human race is becoming sicker and sicker. Everyone is left with "no time" for themselves, running on empty and a lot are turning to self-medicating themselves with either drugs or alcohol. Some addictions may not be as … Continue reading Do you have a self-care plan?
Person "Is your living room couch skids and a mattress?" Me "Yes sir-re it sure is" Person "Why don't you have a real couch?" Me "What do you mean?" Person "Can you not afford a couch?" Me "I'm sure I could, but why what's the point?" I am well aware there will be people … Continue reading Is Your Couch Really 6 Skids and A Mattress?!?