University Students’ Mental Health concerns on the rise….

As more students seek mental-health care, they face long waits – or pay out of pocket – as universities struggle with demand High demand for counselling is changing how Canadian campuses get students the help they need – but many still feel they’re falling through the cracksVICTORIA GIBSON PUBLISHED FEBRUARY 14, 2019 Julia Burnham, a … Continue reading University Students’ Mental Health concerns on the rise….

Young people drowning in a rising tide of perfectionism

by Simon Sherry And Martin M. Smith,  The Conversation We recently conducted one of the largest-ever studies on perfectionism. We learned that perfectionism has increased substantially over the past 25 years and that it affects men and women equally. We also learned that perfectionists become more neurotic and less conscientious as time passes.  Perfectionism involves striving … Continue reading Young people drowning in a rising tide of perfectionism

11 Life Skills That Can Help Your Child in Recovery

from The Partnership for Drug Free Kids When your son or daughter attends treatment for a substance use disorder, among other things, they’ll learn many techniques to maintain abstinence, and to make more pro-healthy choices. While individual therapy and group counseling are well-known techniques used to address substance use, it can be just as important that … Continue reading 11 Life Skills That Can Help Your Child in Recovery

Mental health expert warns of ‘significant increase’ in cannabis-induced psychosis

Experts warn of cannabis-induced psychosis From CTV News Channel: Schizophrenia Society of Canada's Chris Summerville discusses the dangers of cannabis-induced psychosis. Cillian O'Brien, CTVNews.ca Staff Published Tuesday, January 1, 2019 7:15AM EST Last Updated Wednesday, January 2, 2019 3:39PM EST   With marijuana now legalized in Canada, a mental health expert has predicted a significant … Continue reading Mental health expert warns of ‘significant increase’ in cannabis-induced psychosis

Holiday Planning and Coping

by Josh King, PsyD The holidays are back! And, just like every year, they can be alive with joy, friends and family, and a whole slew of issues to navigate. Conversations about politics, too much time with extended family, endless holiday parties and constant advertisements for drinks and jolly times, can make the holidays a … Continue reading Holiday Planning and Coping