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A Perfect Storm: Mental Illness, Addiction and Terrorism

Last month Canada mourned the loss of Corporal Nathan Cirillo and Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent. More profound was the resulting loss of innocence that such a terrible act could happen on Canadian soil. For most people the violent behaviour of the two gunmen was terrorism.  Others pointed to mental health and addiction issues as contributing … Read more

EMDR and Trauma – What is it and how does it work?

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a therapy used to help people who have experienced trauma.  Individuals may or may not have the diagnosis of PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder).  Recognized by the World Health Organization, American Psychiatric Association and the American Psychological Association, EMDR has been scientifically evaluated, and found to be effective in … Read more

Parents – are you dreading your teen’s last year in school?

The final year in high school is one of excitement and anxiety.  Students in their final year are busy being leaders in their schools, but the question of what comes next starts to arise.  Parents are often more concerned about the plan for next year than the student.  Creating interest in post-secondary planning can be … Read more

College or University: Starting off on the right foot!

Welcome week (aka Frosh week aka Orientation week) is about to kick off in a few days.  Students around the province are excited and nervous about what awaits in the next phase of their life.  They know university and college can be fun, but they have also heard about the increased workload.  Below are some … Read more

Lessons to be Learned from Robin Williams

In the past week much has been said about the suicide of Robin Williams. People around the world have mourned the loss of this famous actor and his premature death.  As a community, is there a lesson to be learned about mental health and the stigma surrounding mental health issues? While there is certainly more … Read more