Thoughts for a Balanced Life: A Counselling Blog
Roughly 10 – 20 percent of women and 10 percent of men suffer from postpartum depression – a mood disorder that should not be dismissed or ignored.
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.
If your teen is dealing with depression, they may take on destructive and unhealthy behaviours as a method of coping with emotional distress. Learn the signs and symptoms of teenage depression.
If we let our habits get out of hand, they can have negative impacts on our lives and eventually turn into addictions that impede relationships, productivity and in some cases, our health. Here are five steps to breaking a bad habit.
Family therapy can help open communication between parents and children, foster understanding between family members, reduce conflict at home and develop effective coping strategies for remarriage and blended family transitions.
“But you don’t look like someone with mental health issues….” Fact: Mental Illness has no “look” which makes it even more difficult for you to know if someone in your life is struggling. “But you don’t look like someone with mental health issues….” Fact: Mental...
A New Year is like a fresh page in your journal, the dawn of a new day, time for a brand-new start! That’s why a new year is often accompanied by a wealth of resolutions - most commonly: lose weight, quit smoking, spend less, etc. Did you know that studies show that...
It’s normal to feel angry from time to time. But if you find that you are regularly and unusually outraged by Calgary’s rush-hour traffic, your blood boiling, it may be time to work on developing a healthier way to deal with anger.
If you are from Calgary, you know the winters can be long, cold and dark. While some people thrive through the winter months and enjoy the snowy winter wonderland, others struggle with their mental health and suffer from a condition called Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD.
Drug and alcohol addiction can be devastating to those who suffer from it. Unfortunately, it isn’t only the person with the addiction that suffers – their loved ones also feel the devastation and often struggle to cope with the disease.