Posts Tagged mental health

Self-Care During the Holidays

Today’s blog is written by Lee Anne Medwid. It’s the Season to be jolly… ho, ho, ho! 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 […]

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Managing your Anger

By CFSSC clinician, Angie Blandford, B. Sc., MSW Emotions In the 20th century, Dr. Paul Ekman identified six basic emotions: Anger Disgust Fear Happiness Sadness Surprise In Dr. Ekman’s book, Emotions in the Human Face: Guidelines for Research and an Integration of Findings (1972), he states that these emotions are universal, hardwired, automatic and can trigger […]

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My first Family Service Day

By CFSSC communications intern, Ben Murray If you asked me three weeks ago what Family Service Ontario (FSO) is, I wouldn’t have been able to give you a good answer. I’m a Georgian College student just wrapping up a post-graduate diploma in Professional Writing. Three weeks ago I began my work placement at CFSSC with […]

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Three Steps to Better Boundaries

By CFSSC Clinician Joanna B, M.Sc., RP, RMFT It can be hard to say No. Standing up for oneself and setting boundaries with others is a common goal for clients in counselling. Our clients often share their struggle to refuse requests from others and to maintain appropriate boundaries. A few challenging situations for people who […]

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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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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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