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Kristin Bower
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She Seemed Happy
She seemed happy. He was so successful. He had it all - love, money and fame. The last time that I spoke to her she was making plans. These are all things that have been said about people after they died by suicide. They also show what we fail to see: menta...
She Seemed Happy
She Seemed Happy
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Why Mental Health Week is Every Week
  The second week of May each year is recognized as Mental Health Week in Canada. It's an opportunity for mental health organizations such as the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) to create discussion and raise awareness about the importance of men...
Why Mental Health Week is Every Week
Why Mental Health Week is Every Week
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Your Brain on Nature: Top 5 Ways Forests Increase Well-Being
In honor of Earth Day I thought I would spend some time exploring how nature can benefit overall well-being. We usually just feel good when we are outside but have you ever thought to consider exactly why we feel good? I lived in two of the most densely pop...
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"Not Just Sad"
I was recently reminded how depression is still largely misunderstood. I was speaking with someone about mental illness and this person began to tell me about a friend who has depression. She said that she told this friend, "Don't be so sad. You have lots o...
"Not Just Sad"
"Not Just Sad"
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"How to Not Lose Your Mind Over the Holidays"
I have something to tell you, a tiny secret. Come closer. Here it is: not everyone loves Christmas. There. I said it. If you were to believe everything that you read and watch on TV, you would think that December is four weeks of sheer happiness. For many p...
"How to Not Lose Your Mind Over the Holidays"
"How to Not Lose Your Mind Over the Holidays"
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"Invisible Superpowers"
It's easier to believe in something that we can see, isn't it? With the exception of Santa Claus, God and perhaps the Tooth Fairy, I think it's safe to say that if you can see it, touch it, taste it, it's much easier to believe in it. The same rule holds tr...
"Invisible Superpowers"
"Invisible Superpowers"
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"Talk About it Already"
Raise your hand if you have ever had to go to your job and work while you were sick. I am going to guess that is all of us, minus the millionaires among us. It's hard, isn't it? Trying to concentrate in an important meeting while your head is stuffed up wit...
"Talk About it Already"
"Talk About it Already"
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"Golden Repair"
A person who has a mood disorder often feels broken, sometimes irreparably so. At times we know that what we are experiencing is fleeting and it will go away; the darkness will recede and we will once again feel whole. Sometimes it is more difficult to beli...
"Golden Repair"
"Golden Repair"
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"Words of Wisdom: Let it Be"
The world is full of helpers. I know this to be true because I see the beauty of it every day in the people around me: colleagues, friends, family, people on social media and in the news. The thing that most of humankind seem to have in common is a desire t...
"Words of Wisdom: Let it Be"
"Words of Wisdom: Let it Be"
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"Hey, It's OK!"
I haven't felt like writing in a long time. The fall months and the Christmas season were hard on me - I struggled with my depression and anxiety on an almost daily basis. It was tiring. I just didn't have the energy to write nor did I have the inspiration....
"Hey, It's OK!"
"Hey, It's OK!"
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