Regardless where you live in the world and what your political beliefs are, it’s a topic that can be triggering, especially when it’s uninvited. These days, politics can make its way into everyday conversations around the dinner table, on social … Read the rest
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