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Why Language Matters When It Comes To Mental Health + Illness

Why Language Matters When It Comes To Mental Health + Illness

 I know people say that taking back the language is more empowering and I can understand that. But to me, I feel like we can do better. We don't need to use these mindless words at all, they've been so washed in stereotypes and false connotations.

COMMUNITY: Connect Counselling

COMMUNITY: Connect Counselling

Connect Counselling strives to be a safe, open, inclusive, non-discriminatory space for everyone no matter their sexual orientation or gender identity. Individuals are cared for from one on one to group therapy to couples sessions and to people of any age! 

Before COVID-19... We Already Lived A Life Of Self-Isolating

Before COVID-19... We Already Lived A Life Of Self-Isolating

So while seeing everyone else experience self isolation and social distancing has been enlightening, it's also been a stark realization into how hidden this life is that many people with mental illness silently lead

BUSTED: The Top Myths About Counselling

BUSTED: The Top Myths About Counselling

When I first went to counselling, I was 16. It wasn't the right fit and I've since stopped, been back, and now go regularly. But here's why I'm glad I went in the first place and some of the things I wasn't expecting...

How Can We Support Survivors of Domestic Violence Amidst COVID-19?

How Can We Support Survivors of Domestic Violence Amidst COVID-19?

*Entire blog reposted from Elizabeth Fry Okanagan's email release outlining some of Elizabeth Fry Okanagan's response to Covid-19 and measures being taken.

At a time that we're being told to 'stay home', our team is doing everything we can to support those who are not safe at home due to intimate partner violence. This is why we've partnered with