Tag: advocacy

Why We Need To Talk About High-Functioning Depression

(Photo: Pexels/Freestocks.org) By Emily Laurence for Well+Good To an outside observer, Amanda Leventhal, a college student at the University of Missouri, appears to have it all together. Perfect grades, a good group of friends, involvement in her campus choir group—she’s not someone many would characterize as “depressed.” And yet, she is. It wasn’t until Leventhal penned […]

Life with Depression.

How many times in my life I have heard people say “but you’re always smiling” or “you’re just using it as an excuse to get out of doing something” or “everybody gets sad, so you need to get over it.”.  Why would I want to live a life purposefully where I feel like crap for […]

Stress Analyst

Feeling a tad bit stressed today? Check out this website I came upon today that I thought I would share with everyone. http://www.relaxonline.me.uk/sa1/index.html This interactive page will walk you through the steps of how to calm down and get over the anxious/worried feelings you may be feeling a bit overwhelmed with. Take it as an […]

Drummond Report: Chapter Five Analysis

I’ve decided to post my partial analysis of the Drummond Report, which was commissioned by the federal government of Canada in 2012. In February of 2012, a document known as the Drummond Report was released into the public realm. Chapter 5 of the report detailed over 100 recommendations for sweeping changes across the health care sector. […]

The Not so Hidden Impact of Mental Illness.

Mental illness. The neglected component of our health care system, largely due to its “invisible” nature. The truth is, mental illness exists, and it has a wide effect on our economy and healthcare system. These “hidden” illnesses leach into our schools, workplaces, homes, and our emergency departments.  In Ontario, mental illness will affect 1 in […]

The Impacts of Climate Change: The Implications on Human Health.

One of the greatest threats to human health in developed societies is climate change. There is now consensus among scientists confirming the existence of global warming, due in part to rising greenhouse gas emissions as a result of human activity (Anstey, 2013).  Climate change is widely recognized as a major threat to human health due […]

Perceptions of Mental Illness.

I recently had a conversation with a close friend on the topic of mental illness, someone who had been tentatively diagnosed as having depression and anxiety. Upon their diagnoses and winding down from the emotional medical appointment their perception of the diagnoses began to drastically change. They felt that they were seen as “weak” or […]