Helping doctors deal with trauma

Today is ‘National Doctors’ Day’, a day for celebrating all the amazing and hard-working doctors out there. Doctors belong to a powerful demographic of people who dedicate their work to helping others: medical professionals, therapists, first-responders, etc. As a result … Read the rest

What to do if a loved one is self-harming

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

The part of cancer we forget to talk about: mental health

Today is World Cancer Day, a day to raise awareness about one of the leading causes of death in the world. Did you know 9.6 million people die from cancer each year? And that cancer is the second leading … Read the rest

Upcoming events: where to catch Kim and Theo next

If you are eagerly awaiting your next opportunity to hear Kim Barthel and Theo Fleury speak, here’s a list of upcoming events where you can catch them solo or together:

Kim Barthel

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Occupational therapy and trauma: what is it and how does it help?

 

October is Occupational Therapy Month in Canada, and it’s a time to recognize and celebrate the amazing work Occupational Therapists (OTs) do for so many people, including those who have suffered some form of trauma.

Kim Barthel is one such … Read the rest

How to help if someone you know may be suicidal

September 10th is an important awareness day, recognized globally as ‘World Suicide Prevention Day‘. Suicide is not a topic any one of us is unfamiliar with, and headlines throughout the last year would prove that as well.

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How to be mindful when suicide is in the news

Last weekend was a hard one for many, as two bright lights in the world went out with the passing of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade. Suicide is not something we are generally unexposed to as a society, but … Read the rest

How police can cope with PTSD

It’s National Police Week in Canada, an awareness initiative created to help police connect with their communities and increase awareness about what they do.

Police officers hold one of the most courageous jobs out there, but what’s not talked about as much, is … Read the rest