As N.S. town grapples with youth mental health, parents search for solutions

  Warning: This story contains content that may be disturbing to some readers. Discretion is advised.  The Mental Health & Addictions Provincial Crisis Line can be reached at 1-888-429-8167. More resources are listed below. Three years after her daughter lost her battle with her mental health struggles, Kelly Mitchell is still coming to terms with … Read more

Depression as marketing – influencers and mental health

Influencers and celebrities talking about mental health online is important, but can turn problematic when used as a marketing tool. Georgievic | E+ | Getty Images Open conversations about mental health are as important as ever — and social media influencers can play a key role in starting them. Sometimes, however, the line between raising … Read more

Cyberbullying was a ‘nightmare’ for Aaron Carter: manager

Cyberbullying “broke down” Aaron Carter over a period of time, his manager exclusively tells Page Six. “It was like a nightmare,” Taylor Helgeson says of the incessant hate the late “I Want Candy” singer received. “It was non-stop. It was so relentless and, yeah, it did a number on him.” Carter was tragically found dead … Read more

Aaron Carter was in physical decline before he died: manager

Aaron Carter’s manager was taken aback by the embattled entertainer’s frail appearance just two days before he was tragically found dead. “He looked thin. He was extremely tired,” Taylor Helgeson tells Page Six exclusively. “He just looked like he needed to be doing anything but working. He looked like he needed to be taking care … Read more

How To Boost Endorphins Without Exercise

Cold winter days and long winter nights mean many folks are probably hoping to boost their happiness levels naturally, and one way to do so is through the release of endorphins, which have a host of mood-boosting benefits. Endorphins are natural hormones in your body that give you the classic “runner’s high” feeling, said Dr. … Read more

How to Tell the Difference Between Sadness and Depression

Given how we use the words “sadness” and “depression” in everyday life and in pop culture, it can be hard to differentiate one from the other. Even though they might seem similar, they’re not. Experts say it’s like comparing a single star to a constellation. Understanding what separates sadness from depression is important, if it … Read more

Alpha House transports record number of vulnerable people in Calgary – Calgary

The needs of Calgary’s vulnerable population are complex, and the people helping them are busier than ever. The past fiscal year saw the highest number of transports Alpha House has provided since the Downtown Outreach Addictions Partnership team started. The DOAP team transported 27,000 people to places like shelters, hospitals and clinics. The team also … Read more

Mindfulness and medication work equally well to curb anxiety, a new study found

CNN — A mindfulness meditation course may be as effective at reducing anxiety as a common medication, according to a new study. The research, published on November 9 in JAMA Psychiatry, involved a group of 276 adults with untreated anxiety disorders. Half of the patients were randomly selected to take 10 to 20 mg of … Read more

Veterans and mental illness — How Canadian research could unlock the mysteries of the brain – National

Tucked away in the basement of a nondescript midtown Toronto government building, a group of talented international medical researchers conduct their business in secret. Or so they like to joke. “I think we’ve been a bit shy about sharing our successes in Canada compared to at least the US and a lot of sites worldwide,” … Read more

Increased demand leaves Saint John, N.B. addictions centre needing new home – New Brunswick

A notable increase in demand at a women’s addictions support center in Saint John, NB, has made the current location insufficient. The Sophia Recovery Center aids women seeking help with varying types of addictions. Read more: COVID-19 pandemic led to anxiety surge, particularly among women: study Read More COVID-19 pandemic led to anxiety surge, particularly … Read more