Thoughts for a Balanced Life: A Counselling Blog

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.

5 Helpful Tips for Becoming a Step Parent

There is no ‘how-to’ guide for becoming the best step parent. Each family is unique and over time, you and your partner will develop a step-parenting technique that works for your family dynamic.

Understanding Your Partner’s Love Language

Have you ever found yourself feeling disconnected or unappreciated in a romantic relationship? It’s possible that you and your partner have different love languages—the ways in which we speak and understand emotional love.

Understanding Eating Disorders

Eating disorders occur when we adopt harmful eating habits and are often linked to other mental health issues including anxiety and depression.

4 Simple Ways to Improve Your Marriage

Just like your car needs oil changes, a relationship requires ongoing maintenance too. A professional therapist or couples counsellor can help you resolve conflict, learn how to better communicate and even reignite a spark you thought had faded by allowing each partner to open up about their feelings.

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