Mental Health Resources

  • Wellness Wednesdays: loneliness prevention

    Numerous studies have shown that socially isolated seniors commonly have a shorter life expectancy. A Review of Social Isolation, by Nicholas R. Nicholson, published in The Journal of Primary Prevention, reveals that social isolation has been demonstrated to lead to numerous detrimental health effects in older adults

  • Wellness Wednesdays: pet therapy

    Pet therapy, or animal-assisted therapy, is a type of therapy involving animals as a form of treatment. According to Therapeutic Paws of Canada, using pet therapy can improve an individual’s social, emotional, or cognitive functioning.

  • Are you getting enough shut eye?

    Sleep is your body’s way of healing. Your mental, physical and emotional states are all affected by your sleeping patterns. Often, caregivers experience issues with sleep, and while many may find temporary relief in an over the counter sleeping pill, it may not be a permanent fix.

  • Why aren’t seniors getting the mental health help they need?

    According to Statistics Canada, as many as 1.4 million elderly Canadians report feeling lonely (CBC Canada). Loneliness can increase the risk for many health problems and unhealthy habits. An effect of loneliness that is often overlooked is the impact it can have on a senior’s mental health.

  • Feeling a little stressed? Try these tips!

    While to some it may appear that retirement is a time of carefree living; retirement can actually be a time of stress. Stress in seniors can come from relationships, finances and health among other things.

  • Mental health tips for seniors

    As we get older, there are a lot of things that we need to keep track of and take care of. We worry about our physical bodies, and we also worry about our minds. What can we do in order to keep our mind sharp as we get old? Why is it so important for us to take care of our minds as well as our bodies?

  • Let's talk today!

    Bell’s Let's Talk initiative strives to help eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness. Today is THE day to reach out and support someone who may be struggling with their mental health and well-being.

  • The invisible injuries of first responders

    First responders are rewarded for their bravery, courage and effort towards keeping our communities safe. They are faced with extreme situations which can sometime result in personal injury, physical and mental.

  • Today is world mental health day

    Mental illness, such as depression, often impact an individual’s thought processes and behaviour, and they may experience: Deep feelings of sadness, hopelessness, fears and worries Withdrawal from friends, family and activities Inability to cope with daily problems and stress

  • What makes life worth living in the face of death?

    Paul Kalanithi, a neurosurgeon, was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. He wrote a book detailing his life and battle with terminal cancer. In this moving talk, Paul’s wife Lucy Kalanithi speaks about her husband’s terminal cancer diagnosis. She reflects on the range of emotions that come in the face of death