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Donning My Own Oxygen Mask

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 2:43 PM

Finding my balance, helping others.... More

We Heal Together

Thursday, September 7, 2017 1:35 PM

You can’t always prevent mental illness but you can build resilience, coping strategies and a variety of opportunities that can reduce crisis and... More

No One is Immune to Overdose

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 3:40 PM

Through my advocacy I have learned many things about the opioid crisis that I wish I was aware of seven years ago.... More

When in Doubt, Go for a Run

Monday, May 1, 2017 2:48 PM

Today, as I write about mental health, I think about how running has taught me ways to deal with different aspects of life.... More

One Year Later, the Healing Continues

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 11:22 AM

There is a photo that my wife took, just before she evacuated from the lower townsite with our two sons, Dylan and Ben, on May 3rd. She was stand... More

Reflections on the 2016 Fort McMurray Wildfire

Monday, April 10, 2017 12:52 PM

I challenge you to think about this: recognizing the myriad of emotions and experiences of May 3, 2016 in Fort McMurray, how are you now, a year ... More

Look After You During the Holidays

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 4:00 PM

So Christmas isn’t always that easy for me, as it’s not for many others. And this year, after the wildfire, we’re all up against a lot more than... More

Don't be Afraid to Reach Out for Help

Thursday, December 1, 2016 2:36 PM

I’m not going to lie – it’s been really hard since the wildfire. And it’s not always easy thinking about Christmas waiting around the corner... More

Talking to Kids About Drugs

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 1:48 PM

Back to school is an exciting and challenging time for both parents and children. Studying. Exams. Friendship issues. Projects. Teams. Concerts. ... More

Fort McMurray, Recovery Can Take Time

Thursday, September 1, 2016 4:55 PM

I am a psychiatrist, who has enjoyed living and bringing up my family in Fort McMurray for the past 20 years. During several summers here we have... More

Understanding Grief and Loss

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 2:09 PM

Grief is our response to the loss of anything we value.... More

Attitude of Gratitude

Friday, July 15, 2016 10:11 AM

What are you grateful for? Maybe you’ve got a new car, bought that big screen TV you’ve been saving for or scored the promotion you’ve been wanti... More

Paying it Forward

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 3:36 PM

There’s nothing quite like an act of kindness to leave us feeling uplifted about the good in the world.... More

Back from the brink: an EMS story of courage

Thursday, May 26, 2016 3:19 PM

All I ever wanted to do was work for Emergency Medical Services (EMS); as an emergency responder I felt important, I felt needed, more importantl... More

Get Loud About Your Mental Health

Friday, April 29, 2016 2:52 PM

Have you ever wondered whether someone’s opinion of you will change if they get to know the real you? Have you ever kept some piece of informatio... More

Making Healthy Choices

Thursday, April 21, 2016 2:46 PM

I have been a runner for six years and a competitive squash player for three and, truthfully, I sometimes think about quitting and hanging out on... More

Volunteer Power

Friday, April 8, 2016 3:15 PM

This morning, I had the honour and privilege of holding a sweet elderly woman's hand and being a loving presence as she took her last breaths. ... More

Going the Extra Mile for Mental health

Friday, April 8, 2016 2:49 PM

May 2 to 8 this year marks the 65th anniversary of Mental Health Week, which is devoted to raising awareness of and reducing the stigma around me... More

Overdose Prevention

Thursday, January 28, 2016 8:31 AM

Naloxone saves lives. You’ve heard it in the news. You’ve heard parents, professionals and politicians saying it. But how does naloxone really sa... More

Alzheimer’s Awareness: Supporting Patient and Caregiver

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 1:09 PM

My own experience watching my mother as a caregiver of a spouse with Alzheimer’s has really opened my eyes to some of the day to day struggles ca... More

Ending Stigma: It's okay not to be okay

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 10:02 AM

My name is Kristine. I am a 24 year old student at the University of Alberta. When I was 22 my life was strongly impacted by being told that I ha... More

Drumming Up Wellness

Monday, November 30, 2015 8:38 AM

The Rhythm Project has a vision to connect people through Community Drumming Circles; a place where everyone can experience hope and healing thro... More

ADHD Awareness

Friday, November 27, 2015 3:45 PM

ADHD is a neurodevelopmental, likely genetic, condition that is found across all socio-economic and ethnic groups, slightly more common in boys t... More

Help Prevent Drug Use in Kids

Monday, November 16, 2015 9:50 AM

Twenty-six years ago, when I first started working in the field of youth addiction, we experienced the emergence of a new drug called Ecstasy, as... More

Child Abuse Awareness

Thursday, October 22, 2015 1:15 PM

October is Canada’s National Child Abuse Prevention Month. It offers a reminder to all Canadians to recognize the signs of child abuse and negle... More

Learning More to Improve Mental Health

Thursday, October 8, 2015 8:43 AM

1 in 5 people are directly affected by mental illness. No family is left untouched.... More

The Importance of Patient and Family Centred Care

Monday, October 5, 2015 2:39 PM

One minute I was speaking to my secretary at work about transportation, and the next she was speaking a different language. I was very confused. ... More

Natasha's Story of Childhood Cancer

Monday, September 28, 2015 2:48 PM

On Friday May 1st 2015 my mom had to take me to the hospital. I had been feeling weakness in my left arm and leg and seeing double vision. ... More

Depression and how one man overcame it

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 2:55 PM

In March of 2005, I lost everything: our family farm to bankruptcy, my off-farm employment, and my marriage of 20 years. It all came to an end. E... More

811: Help is Just a Call Away

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 2:11 PM

Health Link is a 24/7 telephone service provided to all Albertans by Alberta Health Services. It offers callers easy access to health information... More

Do You Know What Consent Looks Like?

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 1:52 PM

When we are talking about consent the issue sometimes gets confused. Did they say no? Were they drunk? They accepted the ride home so surely that... More

A Garden for Every Body

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 8:27 AM

Gardening is good for you, it’s a proven stress reliever, it provides mental clarity, it is an excellent source of fresh produce, and it can serv... More

Talking to Kids About Drugs

Thursday, June 11, 2015 9:47 AM

As an emergency room doctor and medical toxicologist, I come across the effects of drug and alcohol use every day at my workplace…the hospital... More

Learn to Lighten the Load

Thursday, May 7, 2015 10:40 AM

Know that you are not alone in pulling a wagon along behind you and take action to reduce its weight.... More

Making Space for Yoga

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 10:11 AM

As part of my recovery from child birth and postpartum depression, I hesitantly decided to push past my fear, let go of my assumptions and make s... More

What helps you stay mentally healthy?

Friday, May 1, 2015 10:53 AM

Looking after our mental and physical health needs to be a priority if we are going to stay well and enjoy life.... More