Tag: PTSD

Former NHL goalie shares struggles with mental illness, addiction.

Former NHL goaltender Clint Malarchuk has gone through both physical and mental trauma in his life and, after two brushes with death, he’s sharing his story and advocating for better mental health support. Malarchuk endured one of the most horrific injuries in NHL history in 1989 when he was playing goal for the Buffalo Sabres. The skate […]

What Not To Say To Those Struggling With Mental Illness.

For those who are grieving, the holidays are hardly “the most wonderful time of the year.” Not only are they navigating their pain, they’re doing it during a time that’s supposed to be joyous. Loved ones often try to alleviate some of the grief a person may be feeling by offering helpful phrases or advice, but what […]

The Times You Live In.

It’s been a chaotic few weeks to say the least. I’m grateful for having had the chance to get away for my reading week and take some time to focus on something other than school. I guess I would say the past couple weeks have been filled with a lot of anxiety and recurrences of […]

The Depression Mask.

The depression mask. What I would define as a defence mechanism because if you looked like you felt, no one would ever want to be around you. Depression has levels that is hard for people who don’t have it to understand. It makes me angry when I come across comments calling people like Chester selfish. […]

For some students, the transition to university can be hard on mental health.

In a few weeks, more than two million students will step onto postsecondary campuses across Canada, roughly one-quarter of them in Toronto. It’s both an exhilarating and terrifying time for young people full of big hopes and even larger expectations. Many thrive and revel in their new-found independence. But others struggle and too often they […]

The Aftermath of Bell Let’s Talk.

I think this is an insightful perspective into the impact Bell Let’s Talk day has on the mental health movement. I have to admit it is one of my favourite days on social media, it’s incredibly inspiring to see so many people open up for the first time and share their experiences or words of […]

Interviewing a Clinical Psychologist.

Executive Summary In Ontario, clinical psychologists are recognized as health professionals. Registered and regulated by the College of Psychologists of Ontario. Individuals in this profession are governed by specific training, educational, and professional obligations. Therefore, only members of the College may call themselves a psychologist. A local psychologist in private practice, henceforth known as Dr. […]

Approaching someone you care about.

I think one of the toughest things to grasp is trying to figure out how to help someone you think may have depression. I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately as I feel that someone very close to me has been struggling a lot lately. I have also been told by countless amounts of […]