Foundations of a Strong and Healthy Relationship

Premarital Relationships Part 1: Foundations of a Strong and Loving Relationships

A strong and loving relationship is something to be valued forever. No matter if you’re in a new relationship or have been with this person for years, the opportunity to connect with someone on a deep and meaningful level is something very special. While these types of relationships are highly sought after, they also take…

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First Responders and Mental Health: Part 4

How PTSD, Anxiety, and Depression Influence Your Lifestyle as a First Responder Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a mental illness commonly experienced by millions of first responders. The development of PTSD and other psychological disorders, including anxiety and depression, are caused by ongoing exposure to traumatic and life-threatening events on the job. The impact…

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Change Your Relationship with Anxiety and Depression by Practicing Mindfulness - Blog Image for On Your Mind Counselling

Change Your Relationship with Anxiety and Depression by Practicing Mindfulness

The Covid-19 pandemic has shifted the world as we know it quite drastically over the past year. As we struggle to adjust to this new normal, we grieve the loss of so many things. From lost jobs, cancelled vacations, and missed opportunities, we have all had something important taken away from us. While everyone’s mental…

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Part 3 - The Unique Challenges of Raising Children as a First Responder - Blog Image for On Your Mind Counselling

First Responders and Mental Health: Part 3

The Unique Challenges Involved in Raising Children as a First Responder First responders experience a significant amount of stress throughout their careers. While enduring long days, unpredictable events, and life-threatening incidents involving serious exposure to trauma, first responders risk developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The effects of this are not isolated only to the first…

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First Responders and Mental Health: Part 2

The Impact of PTSD on First Responders’ Interpersonal Relationships First responders risk their lives on the front line each and every day to put others’ needs ahead of their own safety and well-being. While exposing themselves to high levels of stress, repeated exposure to trauma, and limited sleep, first responders bear the greatest risk to…

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The Single’s Guide to Celebrating Valentine’s Day - Blog Photo for On Your Mind Counselling

The Single’s Guide to Celebrating Valentine’s Day

Making Valentine’s Day about self-love and gratitude can do wonders for your mental health When you think of Valentine’s Day, your mind might jump to the thought of romantic couples, date nights, receiving chocolates or flowers, and so on. The truth is, although Valentine’s Day is a day of love, it is not reserved for…

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Parenting Support During a Global Pandemic

Since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, the world around us has shifted dramatically. The repercussions of this global crisis has greatly devastated millions of families. Of the many people affected, new parents are presented with even more uncertainty than ever before. Right now you may be feeling isolated, stressed, exhausted, or perhaps a mixture…

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First Responders and Mental Health: Part 1

The Mental Health Implications for First Responders After Experiencing Traumatic Events First responders provide essential services to the entire community. These brave individuals provide on-scene response and face challenging and dangerous situations every day. They consistently risk their own lives despite facing multiple dangers in order to provide support to disaster survivors, and as such,…

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Reframing Our Response to COVID-19 for Our Children - Blog Post Image for On Your Mind Counselling

Kids Mental Health in a Time of COVID-19

Insights from a School Board Leader and Mother “When ‘I’ is replaced by ‘We’, even illness becomes wellness.” – unknown When did you first hear about the shut down for COVID-19? How did you get the news – and how did you tell your children? Does it matter? Absolutely This moment in time is in…

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Caring For Our Mental Health During A Pandemic

Q + A with a registered social worker and psychotherapist about caring for our mental health over the holidays during a pandemic. With summer well behind us and the colder months approaching, we are heading into our first holiday season with the pandemic on our minds. Many of us wonder what these winter months will…

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