Mental health


Time is Relative: Depressed People May Experience Time Differently

Time is Relative: Depressed People May Experience Time Differently

People experiencing depression may experience time differently than those who are not.  That’s right, being in a bad place could actually mean being there for a longer time than normal. A recent study revealed some pretty crazy (and sad) insight...
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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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7 Reasons Yoga is Amazing for Your Mental Health

Mental health awareness is finally front and centre when it comes to causes that affect young professionals. And with the eroding stigma comes a growing number of mental health initiatives. While medication and therapy are often needed, many Canadians are also turning to yoga – not just for the body, but the mind as well
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#BellLetsTalk is Hashtag Activism Done Right… Others, Not So Much

Remember #Koni2012, #NoMakeupSelfie, or #BringBackOurGirls? Dubbed “hashtag activism,” the use of hashtags for online activism has taken off in a major way in recent years. In many cases, however, it’s only self-promotion disguised as altruism, and produces limited real world results
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Today is Bell Let’s Talk Day… And Canadians Are Finally Starting to Speak

Today is Bell Let’s Talk Day. At front and centre of the growing initiative to raise awareness about mental health is Olympic medalist Clara Hughes. This year, she’s creating more dialogue than ever with a film that documents her epic 110-day bike journey across the country to help end the stigma of mental illness
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Women For Women’s Luncheon Starts Powerful Conversation About Mental Health

Mental health awareness is gaining more traction than ever – and it’s about time. But there are many layers to mental health awareness and support, one of them being the unique needs of women. With women twice as likely as men to experience depression, yesterday’s Women for Women’s luncheon was designed to spark a powerful conversation about women’s mental health
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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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Bell Let's Talk Day

In case you’ve somehow missed Bell Canada's widespread campaign with Olympian Clara Hughes front and centre, today is the third annual “Bell Let’s Talk Day.” In support of mental health, Bell will donate 5 cents for every long-distance call and every text message sent on the Bell network and for every tweet that includes the #BellLetsTalk hashtag
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