Awareness


What I Learned From My Breast Cancer Scare, And What All Women Should Know

What I Learned From My Breast Cancer Scare, And What All Women Should Know

This past winter I found a lump in my left breast. My breasts are always tender and swollen right before my cycle so I chalked it up to the fact that it was probably just PMS or that maybe what...
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It’s Mental Health Week – and Everyone Should Care

May 4-10 is Mental Health Week in Canada – and we should all pay attention. Most young professionals are under stress on the regular, and if not effectively managed, it can lead to much bigger issues. That’s why the Psychology Foundation of Canada has a new tool to help
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A Growing Number of Innovative Ads are Tackling Abuse Against Women and That’s a VERY Good Thing

A growing number of organizations have taken to print, video, and social media to spread powerful messages regarding abuse against women. This means everything from a high-tech billboard in the UK and the Salvation Army’s spin on “the dress,” to Kathleen Wynn’s viral commercial, and the NFL’s Super Bowl ad
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Facebook Has Introduced a New Suicide Prevention Initiative

For all the feelings of inferiority caused by social media, Facebook has now introduced an initiative to help people feel better about life. The company has partnered up with major US mental health organizations in an effort to prevent suicide and offer support to those in need
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3 Causes That Deserve More Attention Right Now

Today’s young professionals have done a phenomenal job in raising awareness and funds for a variety of charities through everything from events to bike rides. So if you’re in the market to support a new cause, here are three you should definitely be considering right now
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Face the Tough Stuff on World Mental Health Day

Mental health is far from the most glamorous subject, but that’s a major part of the problem. You wouldn’t be afraid to talk about the symptoms of any other major illness, so why this one? Embrace World Mental Health Day by starting a discussion that matters
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12 Stars Who Have Struggled with Mental Health or Addiction

Mental health awareness is finally getting the attention it needs thanks to widespread campaigns and the gradual breaking down of the stigma (which, frankly, still isn’t broken down nearly enough). We don’t have to tell you that issues of mental health and addiction don’t discriminate – even when you’re rich and famous. Case in point: these 12 celebrities
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6 Notable Ice Bucket Challenges for ALS Awareness

Social media + charity: a match made in heaven. If you haven't heard of the Ice Bucket Challenge, you're living under a rock (and not under an ice bucket, where you should be). Remember those juvenile necknominations? This is the grown-up version, one that gives back and actually contributes something positive to society
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