The month of February makes many people think of love and romantic relationships.
Open Mind: Season of Light
For our seasonal article this year I sat down with Chaplain Ram Kalap, one of the spiritual care…
Open Mind: Support our protectors
We honour and thank those who put their lives on the line for us, including military personnel, veterans and first responders.
Back to school, back to problems?
The rhythm and predictability of a school routine has not been possible in over two years. We have all been living with the uncertainty the pandemic has brought and this takes a toll on our mental health.
Mental wellness in farming communities
In June 2021, the Suicide Awareness Council Wellington Dufferin had a working group that partnered with farmers to create a magazine called Grounded (https://sacwd.ca/content/working-groups/grounded_v3_final_revised_small.pdf).
Open Mind: Conquering social phobia
I grew up in a tight-knit small town where everyone knew one another well, so I never really had to think of making new friends until I moved to a larger town and had to face high school.
Open Mind: A movement to stomp out stigma
By Robyn Thomas Three out of four people with a mental illness report that they have experienced…
Open Mind: Glass half-full or half-empty?
Glass half-full or half-empty? What if it doesn’t have to be so black and white? Well, according to the YouthTALK team, a youth-led mental health promotion and engagement program, with realistic optimism, it doesn’t have to be!
Open Mind: Home takeovers
Have you heard of home takeovers before? For most people in the community, the term is unknown and new.
Empathy strain: time to renew your energy?
Health care providers work within a dynamic of caring relationships involving compassion and…
Open Mind: What does spirituality mean to you?
Recently, I was very fortunate to talk with the chaplain at Homewood Health Centre, Ram Kalap. We were talking about how he helps people reconnect to their spiritual side and I asked him about the difference between religiosity or religious faith and spirituality.
Open Mind: Learn something new in 2022
I sit on the Suicide Awareness Council of Wellington Dufferin.
Open Mind: Grief and the holidays
“City sidewalks, busy sidewalks, dressed in holiday style….” In the air there is the feeling…
Open Mind: Coping with loneliness
I am one of the lucky ones with neighbours, friends, acquaintances, and family that care about me.
By Paula Frappier Meditation is a beneficial practice often recommended by therapists to help…