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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...

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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...

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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 perso...

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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 the su...

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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: ...

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