Mental Health Category

Staying Healthy Over The Holidays

Its The Holiday Season Christmas decorations appear in stores as soon as the Halloween items have been removed. What’s that piped-in music, Christmas music already?  As Christmas continues to become increasingly commercialized, stress can increase. Trying to meet their own expectations and those of their children and teen’s gift requests, based on the latest media […]

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A Guide to Self-Care

Self-Care: What is it? Self-care is exactly as it sounds: caring for yourself. You might wonder just what you have to do to effectively self-care? You can begin by finding something that you enjoy doing and setting aside time to do it on a regular basis. It’s easy to get caught up in the crazy […]

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How Poor Sleep Impacts Mental Functioning

How Sleep Impacts You Mentally Good quality and quantity of sleep are necessary to maintain mental functioning, particularly cognitive. You may have noticed that when you have difficulty staying and/or falling asleep, the next day you may not be on your “A-game”. A night of inadequate sleep can happen from time to time, and this […]

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Increasing Access to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in Ontario

What We’re Doing CFSSC has been taking part in an exciting new pilot initiative called the Increasing Access to Structured Psychotherapy (IASP) demonstration project. Currently, the project aims to increase the availability of evidence-based psychological treatments for individuals with mild to moderate depression and/or anxiety in Ontario. During participation in this project, clients access individual and/or […]

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Dealing with Holiday Blues

The winter holiday season, including Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year’s, is typically a fun and happy time for most, filled with parties, social gatherings and get-togethers with friends and family. However, for some, this time of the year is filled with sadness, self-reflection, stress, loneliness, and anxiety. “Holiday Blues” can affect those already living with […]

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How Exercise Can Help with Homework

Today’s blog is courtesy of the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka School is back in full swing and that means homework! Many students and parents adopt a similar philosophy for success – clear your schedule, buckle down and focus. Although the intention is great, prioritizing school tasks is not always the right answer. By focusing solely on […]

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Feel Bad for the Bully

Feel Bad for the Bully – Why? Bullies usually bully to compensate for deeply-seated insecurities. A gaping hole in themselves, they seek to momentarily fill by exerting power over someone else. That doesn’t excuse what they do. If you’ve ever been bullied, you know how painful it can be. The fear it instills, and the […]

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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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