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Although you have probably heard of self-care before through memes encouraging you to ‘treat yo’ self’ or embedded in descriptions for wellness or luxury goods, self-care is not about buying the right products or investing in expensive experiences. Rather, self-care is about prioritizing yourself and...

Here in Canada we are not immune to racism. Along with racism comes a host of negative effects, including mental health problems. In this article, we will cover how racism is perpetuated in our society, provide some knowledge about how racism can increase someone’s risk of...

Today is World Senior Citizen's Day. In honour of the occasion we thought we would share some information about mental health in older adults, things to look out for and how to best cope with mental health struggles in the later parts of life. Did You...

Frightening situations happen to everyone at some point. People can react in many different ways: they might feel nervous, have a hard time sleeping well, or go over the details of the situation in their mind. These thoughts or experiences are a normal reaction. They...

Children are not born knowing what it means to be a ‘boy’ or a ‘girl’, they learn it. But, no two experiences of gender identity development are alike. For some, understanding their gender identity is a complex process that can last well into adolescence and...

Here in York Region and South Simcoe, we acknowledge the traditional land owners, the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and that this community is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. Although these groups...

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it’s self-preservation and that is an act of political warfare.” ~ Audre Lorde As an activist, you play a crucial role in human rights and social justice. People who define themselves as activists are those who take action to change...

It’s pride month!  For many identifying as 2SLGBTQ+ (two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, and the many diverse variations on these identities), pride is a time to celebrate identity- an identity that for many has led to experiences of bullying, family conflict and self-doubt.  The statistics tell us that 2SLGBTQ+ people...