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General Information on Mental Health Issues

Learning a few things about mental health issues might help you feel more comfortable and confident about talking about them, and although not a comprehensive list of mental health issues the following list is typical to our practice.

Please not that these resources are provided as information only and should never take the place of professional counselling services.


What is Addiction? When life spins out of control, sometimes there is an urge to look outside of yourself for something to make it [...]


What is Anger? Feeling angry, upset and irritable is a normal part of life. Most of the time it’s in response to something that [...]


What is Depression? Sadness is a normal part of life. Everyone feels the “blues” every now and then. Most of the time, sadness comes [...]

Family Dysfunction

What is Family Dysfunction? It is common for families to go through difficult times. There is no such thing as a “perfect” family, or [...]

New Issue

Many mental illnesses affect both men and women however men may be less likely to talk about their feelings and seek help. Recognizing the [...]


What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)? We all have habits or routines that make us feel better, but that wouldn’t cause us distress if [...]


What is Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)? Many children and adolescents are oppositional and defiant at times. A little bit of this behaviour is normal [...]

Panic Attacks

Panic Attacks Human beings experience panic when they are in a situation of danger, triggering a normal “fight or flight” instinct to help them [...]

Personality Disorders

What are Personality Disorders? Every person has a unique personality that is formed from genetics and life experiences. Personality dictates how we interact with [...]


What are Phobias? Fear is a normal human response to a perceived danger or threat. It is an emotion that we all experience at [...]

Postpartum Depression

What is Postpartum Depression? It can be physically and emotionally challenging when you bring a new baby into your family. Sadness, stress, anxiety, mood [...]


What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)? Everyone experiences frightening situations in their lives. It is normal for us to feel nervous, have a [...]

Relationships Issues

What are Relationships Issues? Every couple experiences issues in their relationship every once in awhile. No couple, no matter how well-suited, goes without times [...]


What is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)? As the seasons change from autumn to winter, the temperature drops and the days become shorter. You may [...]

Self Harm

What is Self Harm? Sometimes, thoughts, feelings and experiences can seem too overwhelming or difficult to handle. Loss, trauma, feelings of emptiness, or loss [...]

Sleep Disorders

What are Sleep Disorders? Everyone experiences problems sleeping every once in awhile. Normal sleep disruptions can come on for a variety of reasons, including [...]


What is Stress? Traditionally, stress is our body’s reaction to a real or perceived threat. The stress prompts us to fight or flee, getting [...]

Suicidal Ideation

What is Suicidal Ideation? Suicide continues to be a growing presence in our society. People who want to end their lives typically do so [...]

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