The opinions expressed in this article are those of Dr. Charles Mackay and for general information purposes only. Despite its prevalence in Canada, there’s still plenty of misunderstanding surrounding addiction and substance use disorder. According to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, “one in seven Canadians aged 15 or older (about 3.5 million people) … Read more
Everyone experiences loss, grief, and stress – as humans, we are unfortunately no stranger to adversity. What is crucial, however, is the ability to navigate the challenges to our emotional and psychological wellbeing in a healthy way. Resilience is a powerful tool that helps people to not only survive but thrive in the face of even seemingly insurmountable obstacles.
The entire world population is experiencing trauma as a result of COVID-19. The pandemic has been changing several aspects of our lives for over a year now. The negative effects of COVID-19 are felt on our finances, our social activities, and our physical and mental health. This collective trauma affects each of us, but even more so … Read more
By Jeff Vircoe. This article was originally published July 7, 2017. Updated February 10, 2021. If you judge the advice “live life one day at a time” by how often it is said, it has high value. Spiritual and religious leaders, philosophers and psychologists, and all kinds of self-help advocates frequently offer up the suggestion … Read more
When it comes to recovery from mental health disorders and addiction, you don’t have to do it alone. New formats and new research are supporting what we’ve long known: group therapy works. Here’s why. Ask people what treatment for addiction and mental health looks like, and they will most likely describe a circle of group … Read more