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How to boost your mood on Blue Monday
How to boost your mood on Blue Monday
Mondays typically aren’t fun for anyone. The weekend is over, it’s the start of the workweek with many emails to catch up on, and there are five days to go until you have two glorious days off again. But one…

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10 self-care tips parents need to improve their mental health
10 self-care tips parents need to improve their mental health
The COVID-19 pandemic has been especially hard on parents who have seen their usual support networks stripped away, and it’s common for parental anxiety to rise each time COVID-19 cases go up. 

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How online therapy works: the benefits of online counselling
How online therapy works: the benefits of online counselling
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many areas of life to move online, from grocery shopping to day-to-day work. Even in this environment, many people still hesitate to speak with an online therapist, as they worry therapy through a screen…

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Depression and seasonal affective disorder: facts and symptoms
Depression and seasonal affective disorder: facts and symptoms
We all experience feeling sad sometimes. When something challenging happens, feeling down for a while is part of grieving. But, feeling sad is different from having depression. And, if you feel depression creeping up at the same time every year,…

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Depression signs and symptoms — how to recognize depression
Depression signs and symptoms — how to recognize depression
Depression can sometimes feel like the elephant in the room. When you feel depressed, it can be hard to focus on anything else. Talking about such a personal experience with others can be intimidating. But you should know…

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Mental health benefits for being in nature
Mental health benefits for being in nature
If the warm weather has you fantasizing about ditching the city for fresh air and plenty of trees, you’re not alone. Humans have only lived in sprawling urban centres for a few hundred years, and it turns out…

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When is a mental illness serious enough to go to the ER?
When is a mental illness serious enough to go to the ER?
It’s no secret that support for mental illness isn’t as timely as it should be. In some parts of the country, it can take weeks or even months to see a mental health…

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Is it ok to talk to myself?
Is it ok to talk to myself?
Many of us have an inner monologue. You know, the one that runs through your to-do list or practices conversations you’re never going to have with your ex. But not everyone’s inner monologue takes place inside their heads.…

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How to laugh more every day
How to laugh more every day
We’ve all heard that laughter is the best medicine, but that’s not literally true. Obviously laughter can’t compete with vaccines or chemotherapy when it comes to medical treatment. But it turns out that laughter is pretty good for…

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Is microdosing on psychedelics safe and beneficial?
Is microdosing on psychedelics safe and beneficial?
Microdosing is super trendy these days. From Silicon Valley executives to your neighbours next door, it seems like everyone is doing it. Proponents of microdosing claim that it makes you more productive, creative, and open to connecting with…

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