Whether you refer to it as the back to work blues, the January blues or the winter blues, people often share feeling a little down after the holidays. And while Blue Monday is a myth, research confirms that Canadians are prone to a downward shift in mood in the winter months. A research study in […]Continue readingBeat the Winter Blues
CMHA Halton Region Branch joins Canadians across the country to honour the legacy of Black Canadians, past and present, for Black History Month in February. The 2020 theme for Black History Month is: “Canadians of African Descent: Going forward, guided by the past.” Inspired by the United Nations’ International Decade for People of African Descent […]Continue readingCMHA celebrates Black History Month
Guest post Dating can be stress-inducing for anyone. For those with depression, however, it can be especially frightening. The symptoms of depression, like social withdrawal and feelings of worthlessness, can make it challenging to feel self-confident in the dating world and open up to a potential partner. However, healthy relationships are a crucial aspect of […]Continue readingDating With Depression: What You Need to Know
Guest post from CMHA National, cmha.ca Rising temperatures. Melting ice caps. Drowning polar bears. We don’t need to be told that there’s a climate emergency, and that it’s taking its toll on the planet. But the climate emergency is also a mental health emergency. The stats are powerful: psychological trauma from a natural disaster is […]Continue readingEco-Anxiety: Despair is Rising
Fireplaces, hot chocolate, skating, snowball fights, cozying up with a book, watching a movie with loved ones, tobogganing…. These are some of the things that might come to mind when the days turn cold and dark. For some people, however, this time of year brings with it a feeling of dread, especially for those living […]Continue readingSeasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): Is it really a “thing”?