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The Most Common Signs of Psychological Trauma

By Jennifer Lezcano

Psychological trauma

The phrase, “I was so traumatized” is often used very loosely by individuals to describe how shocked they were about something eventful that took place. It’s true that many of us do experience some type of trauma

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Brain Food – How the Health of your Gut Can Impact your Mental Health

By Christina Zavaglia, RD

Brain Food and Mental HealthHas your psychiatrist ever asked you what you ate for lunch? Or what types of foods you include in your diet? Probably not. Yet research is growing in the field of nutrition and mental health and

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Prisoners Gain Understanding of Others Through Literature

By Caitlin McNair

Literature and social skillsDoes reading have the ability to increase empathy? Writer and activist Alaa Al Aswany thinks so. He believes that the role of literature has been captured by the single word ‘also’ from the Dostoyevsky novel The House

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Mental Health and Your Job:

Why Being Open About Your Struggle Can Help

By Liz Greene

disclosure of mental illness at workI was crouched in the corner of the only single-stall bathroom available in my office, tears running down my face, breathing stunted. My vision had narrowed and my extremities

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Experiencing Grief in Early Recovery

By Jennifer Lezcano

grieving womanWhen someone completes an addiction treatment program, their counsellors will discuss what to expect in early recovery and will often advise to not make any major decisions after leaving treatment. But life has a way of throwing

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