Are you a type A or type B – Nicholas Barstow

Type A – wakes up feeling refreshed and ready for the day. During breakfast they are thinking about the day ahead.  They listen to the news while getting ready for work as they like to keep up to date with world events. Outside, it is a freezing cold day and they enjoy the exhilarating feel… Read more »

Illustrating Mental Illness: Moodle Doodle

Mr. Willem Bone ‘homo-emotional, homosexual, creative, artist, brain artist, bipolar reordered Brit. In recovery from a major crash, nervous break down, however you prefer to label. This is my journey of embracing my bipolar disorder through sketches’ For me, to date, it was the biggest shattering of my life into tiny pieces. I am one… Read more »

A Vicious Cycle – Lexie.S

I will admit that I am quite lazy when it comes to physical health and activity. In high school, I ran on the Cross Country team (albeit slowly). I still struggled with depression but at least I felt powerful and remained in shape. Now, I spend most days hidden indoors with my anxiety preventing me… Read more »

Lessions I learnt at the Behavior Intervention Unit by Christina Crymsen

It’s really hard to believe that only a week ago I was in a behavior intervention hospital. In the space of a week, I’ve pretty much gone from being in the confines of an institution to being here right now – enjoying a coffee and cinnamon roll. The last three weeks has been rather interesting,… Read more »

Does shopping as a therapy help with depression? Studies say Yes!

Whilst I was shopping in the mall this weekend, I heard two women conversing in the trial room about how one of them  was feeling so much better emotionally, just by being around clothes and bags. She went on to joke about how it’s cheaper than visiting her psychologist. Guilty for eavesdropping, but I couldn’t… Read more »

Transition From Fighting War to Fighting PTSD: A Refugee Crisis

“I would be confused if I didn’t hear or see airstrikes, because it happened so often”  – an adolescent refugee. Lately there has been a lot of buzz around refugee crisis globally. When ordinary people are exposed into a life surrounded by bombs, violence and political persecution, there are catastrophic changes to the mental health…. Read more »

Benefits Of Physical Intimacy To Mental Health

“Sexually active people take fewer sick days,” says Yvonne K. Fulbright, PhD a sexual expert. We all know the physical benefits of having intercourse (burns calories, boosts immune system, lowers blood pressure and decreased risk of prostate cancer), But have you ever noticed the long list of psychological benefits of intimacy? Here are some of the… Read more »

SPIRITUALITY – Moving beyond race and religion by Garima Trivedi

Every human being wants to live a life full of tranquility. We all look for ways to bring some peace into our lives.  However, it is difficult to undertake every spiritual workshop available in the world.  What we need, in this era of intense stress, is spirituality to bring about positive changes super-fast and something… Read more »

Feeding your mind – By Immaculate Moruri

You have probably heard of the importance of eating a balanced diet to reduce the risk of obesity, diabetes and certain cancers. But what about taking care of your mind/brain? In addition to physical health, scientific studies link the foods we eat to our mental health. Therefore, a few simple modifications to your diet can… Read more »

A beautiful mind – by Garima Trivedi

To me, all minds are beautiful I was taking a walk , one afternoon, all by myself, along a small brook that ran from a green patch of land. I kept hearing the sweet chirping of birds and the melody of the water flowing softly between the densely growing trees. As I kept walking along,… Read more »

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  • Are you a type A or type B – Nicholas Barstow

    Type A – wakes up feeling refreshed and ready for the day. During breakfast they are thinking about the day ahead.  They listen to the news while getting ready for work as they like to keep up to date with world events. Outside, it is a freezing cold day and they enjoy the exhilarating feel… Read more »

  • Illustrating Mental Illness: Moodle Doodle

    Mr. Willem Bone ‘homo-emotional, homosexual, creative, artist, brain artist, bipolar reordered Brit. In recovery from a major crash, nervous break down, however you prefer to label. This is my journey of embracing my bipolar disorder through sketches’ For me, to date, it was the biggest shattering of my life into tiny pieces. I am one… Read more »

  • A Vicious Cycle – Lexie.S

    I will admit that I am quite lazy when it comes to physical health and activity. In high school, I ran on the Cross Country team (albeit slowly). I still struggled with depression but at least I felt powerful and remained in shape. Now, I spend most days hidden indoors with my anxiety preventing me… Read more »