Thoughts for a Balanced Life: A Counselling Blog

What Not to Say When Someone is Grieving

While we are usually well intentioned, it’s easy to say things that are unhelpful and even hurtful to our suffering loved ones. Here are five things not to say to someone who is grieving.

How to Manage Grief

How we grieve is a result of several factors such as our individual personalities, cultural norms, the circumstances of the grief, and the support system we have to help us through.  

Does Social Media Affect Mental Health for Teens?

For decades, researchers have been studying the effect of mainstream media on youth. Today, teenagers called “digital natives”—those who were born with technology at arms reach—are experiencing mental health challenges stemming from their time spent online.

Mental Health in the LGBTQ+ Community

As a society, we have always recognized that individuals who experience hardships in life such as oppression, bullying and abuse are more prone to mental health challenges. For the LGBTQ+ community, this hardship is often the norm.

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