• Substance abuse and how to help those struggling

    Substance abuse is a commonly known problem that many struggle with. When substance abuse behavior becomes habitual, repetitious and difficult or even impossible to control, despite the negative consequences, the user has developed an addiction that would need to be treated. It can be difficult to admit that you or someone else has a problem,

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  • The Value of Mental Health Trumps the Cost of Treatment

                Most people still consider counselling to be a taboo. This is not just with regards to certain eastern cultures. Just yesterday, I heard a pastor had died by suicide from depression. There is nothing wrong with getting help, and there is no shame in sharing our weaknesses. We are all humans; we are not

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  • Difference between Counselor and Registered Psychotherapist

    The words counsellor and psychotherapist are often used interchangeably. At the same time there are various arguments and debates about the differences between a counsellor and a psychotherapist. Some argue that there are many common activities, with little differences; while some argue that there are no differences and can be used interchangeably; while still others

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  • Effects of Alcohol

    There are more hospital admissions in Canada due to alcohol-related conditions than for heart attacks. In the year 2015-2016, there were up to 77,000 admissions, which is 212 on average per day, not including emergency cases (Noik, 2017). Globally, alcohol was related to over 3 million deaths per year in 2012, slightly more than lung cancer

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  • Alcohol & Suicide

    According to World Health Organization (WHO) 2014, the suicide rate in Canada was 11.4 per 100,000 in 2012. Alcohol has been involved in over a quarter of all suicide cases. Alcoholics are 120 times more likely to attempt suicide compared to non-alcoholics. Men are three times more likely to die by suicide than women. Men

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  • The Uniqueness of a Relationship

      In 2014 Focus on the Family reported that the top subject people wanted counselling for was communication and conflict. 970 Ontario residents requested a counsellor to talk about communication and conflict within relationships according to Mayda Wong from Focus on the Family. From the womb to the grave relationships make our lives. They can

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  • Choose To Live and Prevent Self Harm

    Many have developed the habit of desiring drugs for a high risking harm to themselves.  In British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario synthetic Opioids like Fentanyl and W – 18 are making the news about how many they are killing. There have been 54 deaths in BC due to Fentanyl this year. Fentanyl is 100 times

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