By Dr. Keri-Leigh Cassidy For a printable pdf of Fountain of Health: Brain Power to Age Well, click here. The Fountain of Health Initiative for Optimal Aging is a national mental health promotion project developed in Nova Scotia that is aimed at helping Canadians to optimize brain health over the lifespan. In partnership with 15[…]
Written by: Dr. Ryan Wilson, and special thanks to Dr. Gail Eskes By now, we have all heard that we are an aging society. However, it is worth taking a moment to reflect on exactly how aged we are becoming. According to Statistics Canada 1 in 7 Canadians are over the age of 65. By[…]
By Dr. Maria Patriquin MD CCFP For a printable pdf of Love Begins With the Letter “C”, click here. Work and love I send my Christmas cards after Christmas. I write about love after Valentine’s Day and so it goes. Let’s celebrate “love month”. Much has been written this month bestowing the health, emotional and[…]
We have changed some of the layout and web content, so explore our site again and see how you like it! We also added a few things, like an information sheet about Positive Psychiatry and edited our current focus section Finally we have changed our membership forms to ensure members are notified of new content, so[…]
Author: Dr. Maria Patriquin, MD For a printable pdf of Science of Habits, click here Let’s talk about changing behaviours. We all have some habits we would like to break and others we would like to form. As the new year begins, 40-50% of us set resolutions to help better our lives (1). Habits are routine actions[…]
It takes a community to make meaningful change, so we want YOUR help. If you have a skill set or ideas you think would be helpful, we want to hear from you! Let’s work together to make the best use of your skills. Send us an email telling us how you think you can /[…]
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We have all felt stressed at one point or another in our lives. In fact, according to Statistics Canada, in 2013, 23% of Canadian citizens 15 yrs and older reported feeling “quite a bit or extremely stressed” most days (1).
This is 6.6 million people, so chances are high that even if you are not stressed right now, you will be interacting with someone who is soon!
So what is stress anyway and why does it matter?
Positive Psychiatry: The Next Chapter in an Evolving Field. The case for psychiatry to focus on the full spectrum of mental health. By David Rettew M.D. Jun 04, 2015