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Your Healthy Mind

Workplace Stress: It’s actually not all bad!

Posted by the BEACON team on Jan 13, 2020 5:38:57 PM

Work certainly can feel demanding some of the time! Mostly every day we face deadlines, setbacks, challenges, different personalities, and more – all of these things can add up to create stressful[...]

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Are You Suffering from Burnout?

Posted by the BEACON team on Dec 16, 2019 2:59:32 PM

Burnout is something that seems to come up a lot these days – not surprising, when you consider the fast-paced culture in which we live, where pulling long days and never quite logging off[...]

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The Relationship Between Alcohol and Your Mental Health

Posted by Dr. Peter Farvolden, Ph.D., C.Psych. on Dec 9, 2019 1:31:58 PM

For many of us, alcohol is a regular part of life. It is part of many rituals that help us relax and connect with others. We may use it to unwind after a long day by socializing with a cold pint[...]

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GAD, SAD & Panic Disorder: what’s the difference?

Posted by Dr. Peter Farvolden, Ph.D., C.Psych. on Dec 9, 2019 1:29:35 PM

Anxiety, in its many forms, is something that many of us struggle with. In fact, according to a recent report, over 3 million Canadian adults have reported experiencing some kind of mood or[...]

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Topics: Anxiety, Panic

Four Things You Need to Know About Insomnia

Posted by the BEACON team on Nov 7, 2019 4:29:59 PM

Night after night, sleep is an essential part of our lives. Depending on how much (or how little) of it we get, our sleeping habits can have a wide-ranging effect on our mental and physical[...]

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Why Sleep Matters (And How To Get More Of It)

Posted by the BEACON team on Sep 17, 2019 1:23:04 PM

We aspire to do it nightly, think about it often, and lament when we don’t get enough of it –sleep is undeniably an important part of our routines, yet in our hectic, busy lives, we often[...]

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PTSD: Who It Affects & Why

Posted by the BEACON team on Aug 14, 2019 12:38:03 PM

Typically, when you think of PTSD (or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), what comes to mind?

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Sunny Skies and SAD: How to Deal with Summertime Seasonal Affective Disorder

Posted by the BEACON team on Aug 6, 2019 2:55:03 PM

Blue skies, warm nights, and days full of fun and frolic – for so many of us, the summer represents the time of year when we feel happier, freer, and more easy-going. We often believe it’s also a[...]

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5 Tips to Kickstart Your Mental Wellness RIGHT NOW

Posted by the BEACON team on Aug 6, 2019 2:52:22 PM

Life certainly has a way of feeling overwhelming sometimes. Work, personal relationships, or countless other reasons can affect our mental health in different ways, but making strides to feel[...]

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Beginning BEACON: 3 Tips To Help Make The Most Out Of Your Therapy

Posted by the BEACON team on Jul 8, 2019 4:58:02 PM

Every day, a growing number of Canadians are finding they have the resilience to cope with life’s demands. Though it’s not a skill they always had; they developed it with the help of BEACON[...]

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