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Your Healthy Mind

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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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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The Different Phases of Stress: What You Need to Know

Posted by the BEACON team on Nov 4, 2019 3:51:31 PM

We all know what stress can feel like – it’s an everyday part of life. And some forms of stress can actually be beneficial, just like when your job demands that you work through challenges.[...]

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Topics: Stress

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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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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Learn, Listen & Lift Up: How to Support Someone Struggling with a Mental Health Concern

Posted by Priya Sholanki, MSW, RSW on Jun 24, 2019 11:06:11 AM

Whether or not you’re personally dealing with mental health concerns, it is still an issue that affects so many of us in different ways. From our family and friends, to our neighbours, co-workers,[...]

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Help Wanted? Job Search Tips to Help Stay Positive

Posted by the BEACON team on Jun 24, 2019 11:05:42 AM

There is a good chance that, at one point or another in our working lives, we’ll be faced with a task that many of us consider unenviable, stressful, and even frustrating: the job search.

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She Does The City | How stress turns into anxiety – and how you can turn it around

Posted by the BEACON team on Jan 31, 2019 4:57:35 PM

Originally published in She Does The City, on January 30, 2019 by Dr. Khush Amaria

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