Exercise may be the cure for ‘Blue Monday,’ experts say – National

Exercise may be the cure for ‘Blue Monday,’ experts say - National

This workweek will kick off with what’s fabled to be the most depressing day of the year, during one of the darkest eras in recent history.Experts say Blue Monday may be a little more than a marketing gimmick, but

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‘We are not superhuman’: Health-care workers plead for more mental health support – National

‘We are not superhuman’: Health-care workers plead for more mental health support - National

Warning: This article may be triggering for some readers. Please read at your own discretion.The death of Dr. Karine Dion, an emergency physician from Granby, Que., devastated Canadians across the country.Dion died by suicide earlier this month and according

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How to find a virtual therapist – National

How to find a virtual therapist - National

As some provinces face lockdowns and tighter restrictions, many people are struggling with their mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.According to a November 2020 national survey led by researchers at the University of British Columbia in partnership with the Canadian

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Second Spring review: A brave film about agency and cognitive decline

Second Spring review: A brave film about agency and cognitive decline

In Second Spring, an archaeologist who has developed a lesser-known form of dementia that alters her personality, unmasks her new life – to the dismay of friends and family Health 13 January 2021 By Francesca Steele Kathy (Cathy Naden) and

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Fact or Fiction: Will decriminalizing and regulating illegal drugs save lives in Ontario?

Fact or Fiction: Will decriminalizing and regulating illegal drugs save lives in Ontario?

As COVID-19 continues to ravage the country, a silent epidemic armed with an unregulated poison has been killing Ontarians at a horrifying rate.Multiple health officials have sounded the alarm about the effect of border closures on the Ontario illicit

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You can boost a vaccine’s effect with good moods and good friends

You can boost a vaccine’s effect with good moods and good friends

By Marta Zaraska Knowing there are people you can rely on can amplify vaccine responseDGL Images/Getty Images AS COVID-19 vaccine roll-out begins in earnest in many countries, there is an extra reason to be cheerful. Such an outlook, along with

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N.S. social workers call for systemic overhaul of the mental health and addiction services system

N.S. social workers call for systemic overhaul of the mental health and addiction services system

A new report released by the Nova Scotia College of Social Workers finds that social workers are largely dissatisfied with the current approach to mental health and addictions in the province and say the system needs to change.The report

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I Recovered from Obesity and Bulimia Triggered by Sexual Abuse Once. And I Can Do It Again.

I Recovered from Obesity and Bulimia Triggered by Sexual Abuse Once. And I Can Do It Again.

As told to Gila LyonsI’ve dealt with weight issues and bulimia since I was 16 years old. My weight’s gone up and down throughout my life, and today — at 55 years old — I’m 5’3″ and weigh 190 pounds.

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Coronavirus: Quebec doctor’s death by suicide sends shockwaves through Canada’s medical community

Coronavirus: Quebec doctor’s death by suicide sends shockwaves through Canada’s medical community

The death of a Granby, Que., emergency physician has sent shockwaves throughout the Canadian medical community.Dr. Karine Dion, 35, who was also the mother of a young son, died by suicide earlier in January. Her family said it was

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5 Ways to Cope With Seasonal Affective Disorder

5 Ways to Cope With Seasonal Affective Disorder

I dread daylight saving time. Each year when that November weekend approaches, I brace for the return of my seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a type of depression that typically recurs each fall and lasts through the winter (a smaller percentage

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