Mental Health Mondays | Psychotic Disorders

Psychotic disorders are mental health problems that cause a person to lose some touch with reality. They can cause severe disturbances in behaviour, thinking and emotions. A psychotic disorder can severely disrupt a person's life. (Tweet This). Relationships, work and self-care can be difficult to initiate and/or maintain. There are four phases that vary in … Continue reading Mental Health Mondays | Psychotic Disorders

Mental Health Mondays | Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety disorders are the number one mental health problem in Canada. (Tweet This). Over one in 10 Canadian adults and about 2.5 million Canadians 20 years old and over have an anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders are more common in woman (16 percent of population) than in men (9 percent of population). An anxiety disorder differs … Continue reading Mental Health Mondays | Anxiety Disorders

Mental Health Mondays | Mood Disorders (Part Two)

People with mood disorders experience moods outside the normal range that are longer in duration with more severe symptoms. (Tweet This). There are two main forms of mood disorders - depressive and bipolar. In this post (part two), we will discuss bipolar disorder. People with Bipolar Disorder has have extreme mood swings to two polar … Continue reading Mental Health Mondays | Mood Disorders (Part Two)

Mental Health Mondays | Mood Disorders (Part One)

People with mood disorders experience moods outside the normal range that are longer in duration with more severe symptoms. (Tweet This). There are two main forms of mood disorders - depressive and bipolar. In this post (part one), we will discuss depressive disorders first. Outward Signs of Depression Physical Appearance: A person who is depressed … Continue reading Mental Health Mondays | Mood Disorders (Part One)

Mental Health Mondays |Substance Related Disorders

There are two types of Substance related disorders - Substance Use Disorders and Substance-Induced Disorders. Substance Use Disorders: Substance Abuse - the person will continue to use despite negative consequences. Substance Dependance - the person will also be dealing with tolerance and withdrawal. Withdrawal is a substance specific reaction that is caused when a person … Continue reading Mental Health Mondays |Substance Related Disorders

Mental Health Mondays |Mental Health Do’s and Don’ts

"...the capacity of each and all of us to feel, think, and act in ways that enhance our ability to enjoy life and deal with the challenges we face. It is a positive sense of emotional and spiritual well-being that respects the importance of culture, equity, social justice, interconnections and personal dignity." ~Public Health Agency … Continue reading Mental Health Mondays |Mental Health Do’s and Don’ts