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CFSSC Stories – Heather – Individual Counselling

“I came to the Walk-in Counselling Clinic looking for help because I was having difficulty sleeping; I found I was drinking more alcohol than ever before.  I had gained weight and felt depressed most of the time.  My 24-year-old daughter, Meghan* and I weren’t talking and I didn’t really know why.   In the single […]

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CFSSC Stories – Jeff – Individual Counselling

In the summer of 2015, Jeff lived only to feed his addictions. He’d lost his business, his friends and his family. Penniless, homeless, and with 20 years of despair behind him, he attempted suicide. Again. With a grimace, he calls that period his “Excellent Adventure”. A journey that “led down the road to hell and […]

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How To Deal With The Holiday Blues

The holiday season is supposed to be a time of happiness, but for many, it is far from this. Unrealistic expectations, loss, and painful emotions can make this time of year sad and stressful. Here are a few ideas that may help you minimize your stress. Identify and acknowledge negative feelings If you feel emotions such as […]

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Mental Illness Awareness Week – October 2nd-8th 2016

Mental Illness Awareness Week Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) is an annual national public education campaign designed to help open the eyes of Canadians to the reality of mental illness.  One of the major initiatives is the Faces of Mental Illness campaign which features the stories of Canadians living in recovery from mental illness. At […]

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Aging Parents

Aging Parents Aging is a natural part of living. If it takes you one minute to read this blog, you will be one minute older when you finish. Since our parents are older, how do we know the difference between the adjustments of the natural aging process and more significant changes that mean our parents […]

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A Simple Guide to Self Care

CFSSC: Simple Guide to Self-Care Self-care is an art in how it is unique to each individual. Also, like any art, it requires a mastery of both theory and practice. This means there is something to be learned—it is not always intuitive or natural. I want to begin by asking, how do you take care of […]

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