Managing Addiction During the Holidays 

Managing Addiction During the Holidays 

Managing Addiction During the Holidays  The chill of cold winter months remind us that the holidays are just around the corner. While Christmas and other big holidays can be a time for families and communities to come together, it can be a difficult time for others....
Shattering Stigmas

Shattering Stigmas

Shattering Stigmas: Rethinking Society’s Views on Men’s Mental Health “Man up”, “Be strong”, “Real men don’t cry ”, “Don’t be a wimp”.  Among others, these are the messages that have been woven into the fabric of our upbringing. These messages impose...
What are the “Winter Blues”?

What are the “Winter Blues”?

Winter Blues The “Winter Blues” are a type of Seasonal Affective Disorder, also known as SAD. The National Institute of Mental Health defines Seasonal Affective Disorder as “a type of depression characterized by its recurrent seasonal pattern, with symptoms lasting...
Zoning out or Dissociation?

Zoning out or Dissociation?

What is Dissociation? Zoning out or dissociation? Dissociation can make you feel out of touch with your body, as though you are floating through life. Dissociation is a mental process where a person becomes disconnected from their thoughts, feelings, memories, or...