Year: 2021

December 22, 2021 @l3x@nd3r No Comments

The dark side of the festive seasons

Once December hits,  our senses go into overload. We see and hear Christmas themes everywhere. We smell nutmeg and roasted chestnuts in the air. We taste peppermint in our festive drinks and thus we begin to feel the need to be with family and friends. Some might say, it’s “ the most wonderful time of […]

November 30, 2021 @l3x@nd3r No Comments

Intimate Partner Violence

Disclaimer: this article will discuss sensitive information that may be triggering, please find resources below for support. Intimate partner violence (IPV) and is a form of violence experienced at the hands of an intimate partner. IPV is experienced across all socio-economic backgrounds, age groups, religions, cultures, and in all types of relationships including same-sex relationships. […]

November 1, 2021 @l3x@nd3r No Comments

Mental Health During Pregnancy 

Life changes like getting married, getting a new house and getting pregnant are exciting and yet are often overlook as it is also stressful and overwhelming. Pregnancy is a life changing event that comes with a lot of changes, physically and emotionally. The excitement of new life growing within and the worries that accompanies the […]

August 31, 2021 @l3x@nd3r No Comments

The effects of addictions on a loved one

The first person to suspect there is an issue in this area, is usually a family member or a close friend. Have you ever wondered what tolls it takes on the person or loved ones of the user? Do you have a picture in mind?  Addiction causes a ripple effect on our loved ones, friends […]

August 4, 2021 @l3x@nd3r No Comments

What is substance abuse?

“In any given year, 1 in 5 Canadians experiences a mental illness or addiction problem”(CAMH, n.d). Alcohol, cannabis, and drugs are used by some to socialize and have fun. However, when one starts to drink or use drugs to cope, for example with stress, anxiety, or for a boost then this creates a dependence on […]

June 30, 2021 @l3x@nd3r No Comments

Impacts of immigration on our Mental Health

There are many reasons why people migrate from one place to another but the common reason is to improve quality of life or to escape from poverty and or war. There are three components of migration which can be classified as the following:  Premigration  Migration and  Post-migration Each of these stages has its challenges, however, […]

April 9, 2021 @l3x@nd3r No Comments

“Feeling with” Vs “Dealing with ” your child

Being a parent of three children and working with different parents from all walks of life, parents who feel stuck with their children and unsure of what to do with them, I can confidently say that, parenting can be a daunting process, even more so when parenting children whose emotions run high. Most parents have […]

April 9, 2021 @l3x@nd3r No Comments

Untangling the Emotional Entanglements

I have no vendetta against genuinely happy couples, in fact I admire them, I am happy for them and I want my children to be surrounded by happily healthy families so that they grow up appreciating family values and also knowing that true love does exist. God blessed me with an amazing spouse, whom I […]