This week is ‘Mental Illness Awareness Week’ in Canada, and there are lots of conversations being had to help raise awareness about various aspects of mental health and mental illness. PTSD is a part of the mental health puzzle that … Read the rest
Over the past couple of years, trauma has been a common theme in characters and storylines in television shows or movies. The prevalence of these topics can help to further the conversation surrounding trauma and healing, when done well. We … Read the rest
As we celebrate Father’s Day this weekend, many of us reflect on our relationships with our fathers and father figures. For many years, it was long assumed that the mother-child relationship was the most important one in a child’s development, but … Read the rest
Trauma affects everyone, whether you’ve been through it, or know someone who has, relationships are just one of the casualties of trauma and abuse. Recognizing where these faults in your relationships lie, is the first step along the road to … Read the rest
Today is ‘Self-Injury Awareness Day’, a day to start a conversation about a side of trauma that deserves some awareness.
If you’re not familiar with self-injury, it means someone hurts themselves on purpose, such as cutting skin, burning skin, hitting … Read the rest
Today is ‘National Hugging Day’, and while hugs can be comforting, did you know they can actually calm us down and boost our happiness? It’s true!
When we are feeling anxious or triggered, there are many ways in which we can … Read the rest