1 in 4 people suffer from a mental health condition yet it is still a taboo subject and there is still discrimination and stigma. Lots of people are often afraid to speak up because they feel they will be judged as not normal, but when a celebrity speaks up it often encourages people to come … Continue reading Celebrities That Have Spoken About Mental Health
A stigma within a workplace can occur as a result of stereotypes and negative perceptions towards an individual dealing with a mental illness, and in some cases can be a barrier for that individual from seeking help for what is often a very treatable condition. People living with a mental illness are frequently perceived as … Continue reading How could your boss eliminate stigma in your workplace?
In 2002, my life was pretty difficult I had a mortgage, I had lost my job due to ill-health and life was a struggle. I was married and my ex-husband was working hard to make ends meet. We were both under a lot of stress I felt guilty for being ill and started to notice … Continue reading How did I get my diagnosis?
Let's take a look at Gaming Disorder. What is it? Well, Gaming Disorder is impaired control over gaming, increasing the priority given to the gaming over other activities. To the point, it takes precedence over other interest and daily activities and continues, or escalation of gaming despite the occurrence of negative consequences. I'm talking like … Continue reading What Is Gaming Disorder and How to Prevent It
It’s 7:50pm on a Saturday night. I have 18 tasks on my to-do list for today and seven are overdue. Four of those have been overdue for over a week. I’m overwhelmed. There’s so much to do. I’m a business owner. I love my job. I love my company. I love it all. But I’m … Continue reading “I’m not okay.” [Being a business owner shouldn’t change that.]
Have you ever wondered if you, a friend, or a family member might have an obsessive-compulsive personality? There are some signs and symptoms that might point that you or they may have this. As always please consult your doctor if you suspect this or any other mental condition. Don't self-diagnose. Here are the 7 signs that you … Continue reading 7 Signs You May Have Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder
For as many good reasons there are for seeking therapy, there are as many doubts people have about visiting a mental health counselor. Let’s look at a few...
For a while now I've been threatening to write a book about fighting against the stigmas placed on Mental and Physical illnesses, especially in reference to invisible disabilities. When exactly did it become a social norm to judge what a person may be going through inside themselves? For me, my physical illnesses play a large … Continue reading Just Because I Look Okay, Doesn’t Mean I Am
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a pattern of unreasonable thoughts and fears (obsessions) that lead you to do repetitive behaviors (compulsions), which interfere with daily activities and can cause severe stress. You may feel the need to try and stop or ignore the OCD but that will just increase your anxiety. Eventually you will feel the … Continue reading Common Symptoms of OCD
The Canadian Mental Health Association reported that as many as 1 in 5 Canadians will experience a mental health issue in any given year. Mental illness does not discriminate and could affect individuals of all ages, races, and religions. With the numbers being so high chances are all who read have been or will be … Continue reading Talking To Your Boss About Mental Illness