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  • Tue 13 Nov 2018
  • Tue, November 13, 2018

Becca Is Confident and Beautiful

“Beauty Behind Becca” by Natasha Boshoff and Suaad Issa, from Oakville, ON won the Children’s Mental Health Ontario’s “Change The View” 2014 video challenge. Participants were asked to make a short video that shows how we can all take the stigma out of kids’ mental health issues. Issues like stress, depression, ADHD, bullying,  psychosis and more.  This girl is radiant and amazing… Shine On, Becca! Click these links to see more videos from the contest or view more information about Children’s Mental…

Veteran Suicide, Disorders & Conditions – Get and Find Help from NAMI

NAMI, National Alliance on Mental Illness, covers a wide array of issues stemming from disorders, conditions and mental illness, including suicide.   Visit NAMI.org for more information or you can click on any of the conditions or disorders below the video to be directed to any of the specific pages on the NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) website. According to NAMI as of this post, twenty-two veterans die by suicide each day. NAMI offers peer support, family education programs and policy…

Caregiver Fatigue and Crisis Prevention

It’s not always rainbows and lollipops…  Sometimes, despite your best efforts, you may not be able to pull yourself out of the fog.  Sleep deprivation, improper diet, sustained frustration and exhaustion are common with being a primary caregiver.  Circumstances like these can compound any feelings of solitude or helplessness, possibly leading to irrational or unsafe thoughts.  Far too many tragedies have occurred when someone waits too long to find others and seek help. You can view WebMD’s symptoms of Caregiver Burnout for further clarification…

Depression, The Secret We Share by Andrew Solomon

Being a caregiver can trigger depression, sometimes with tragic consequences.  Acknowledging depression and learning more about the experience can be your life preserver in rough seas.  In this video, Andrew Soloman shares his experience with depression, discusses his findings and offers hope. He describes depression in a way that help clarify what depression is versus what it is not. If you are seeking to understand someone with depression, this video may shed some light on what your loved one is dealing with so…