Tips for Wellness in the Workplace

A lot of our young life is looking forward to the future, moving out on our own and working in a career we love. Getting through school is a great accomplishment and needs to be celebrated, but it’s good to remember that next step where you’re supposed to find the “perfect job” is almost as attainable as finding a unicorn. This isn’t pessimistic; this is the reality of...


‘Get the help you need’

By Luke Hendry, The Intelligencer Wednesday, September 19, 2018 6:24 PM EDT The difference, they say, is like night and day. For Jane and John (not their real names), their progression out of depression and homelessness meant a choice to pursue a brighter future despite being in dark times. But they didn’t do it alone, so they’re telling their stories in the hope of helping others....


Walking and talking to defeat depression

By Luke Hendry, The Intelligencer Wednesday, September 19, 2018 5:28 PM EDT A new walk in Belleville in October will help young people to outpace depression and develop important life skills. The Belleville Defeat Depression Walk and Talk for Mental Health will be held Oct. 13 at West Zwick’s Centennial Park. Seventy per cent of proceeds will support Belleville-based Youth Habilitation...


Suicide Prevention

If you or someone you know are in a crisis and need help right now, please call 911. If you are in need of resources or help, call 310-OPEN (6736). It is a free, confidential service to get information, support and referral to all mental health and addictions services in Hastings & Prince Edward Counties in Ontario, Canada. Suicide is a troubling topic that most of us would rather not deal...


You Are Enough—Social Anxiety and All

When you don’t feel comfortable in social situations, it can be a lonely world. Take my youngest son. Despite his intelligence, kindness, and great sense of humor, he’s shy about reaching out to others. In comparison to many of his peers, he seems to spend a lot of time alone and rarely joins group activities. Now that he’s about to go off to college, I worry that he may have...


Testing a web-based application for depression and concerning gambling

Researchers at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax have built a web-based app to help people change their behaviours and improve their mood. The researchers are looking for participants all around Canada to use it and give their feedback on the app. You may want to join this research project if you are, or know someone who is: 14-40 years old? sometimes feels sad, down, or depressed and/or has...