Creating Safe Spaces: Understanding and Supporting LGBTQ2S+ Families

Creating Safe Spaces: Understanding and Supporting LGBTQ2S+ Families

Families play a crucial role in helping us develop a sense of belonging, acceptance, and emotional well-being. Despite differences of opinion around personal beliefs, maintaining an open mind and unconditional love helps nurture positive and healthy relationships.

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Healing the Invisible Wounds: Exploring Moral Injury in Healthcare

Healing the Invisible Wounds: Exploring Moral Injury in Healthcare

What we often don’t realize is how healthcare workers regularly face situations that put them at risk of experiencing moral injury because the tools of their profession – that is, the systems, resources and processes they work with daily – continue to experience significant strain which often forces them into situations where they must wrestle with ethical dilemmas and face internal struggle. The feeling of being torn between competing needs is at the heart of the concept of moral injury. It’s where caregivers, committed to the well-being of those they serve, confront situations that test their principles. They are often forced to make choices that have lasting effects on their mental health, identity, and sense of purpose. Moral injury is a battle that healthcare workers must contend with in the ongoing conflict to balance care and constraints.

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Healing the Invisible Wounds: Exploring Moral Injury in Healthcare

Navigating Panic Disorder: Understanding, Coping and Supporting


Dealing with panic disorder goes beyond momentary fear, as recurring panic attacks lead to persistent worry and life-altering avoidance. Understanding and managing this condition requires recognizing its physical and emotional grip — a struggle where professional help is not just beneficial but often necessary. Discover more about coping with panic disorder, and how support can transform lives by reading the full article.

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Interconnections Between Stress, Diabetes, Nutrition, and Mental Health

Interconnections Between Stress, Diabetes, Nutrition, and Mental Health


Stress has a significant impact on health, particularly for individuals with metabolic diseases like diabetes, affecting blood sugar stabilization. With many diabetics unaware of their condition, the article explores the connections between stress, nutrition, diabetes, and mental health, highlighting early warning signs of diabetes and offering tips on managing stress to improve overall health and glucose processing.

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Modern Workplace Hazards

Today's employers must account for psychosocial factors in occupational health


Today's employers must account for psychosocial factors in occupational health, recognizing their impact on employee well-being. These factors, which are psychological hazards in the workplace, are crucial to address for organizational support. The article discusses modern occupational hazards, the risk levels in different organizations, and provides five assessment points to gauge an organization's readiness to manage psychosocial issues effectively.

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The Psychology of Debt

With well-defined limits, your holiday celebrations can become more significant and enjoyable.


Carrying debt can profoundly impact our emotional health, often heightening stress, disrupting sleep, and souring our mood. Such financial pressures can shake our self-worth, leading to feelings of insecurity and powerlessness. Recognizing the link between our fiscal and mental wellness is crucial, as is seeking help to manage the stress. This article delves into the emotional toll of debt, its behavioral consequences, and its physical effects, providing insight and actionable advice on managing and overcoming financial strain.

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Holiday Boundaries

With well-defined limits, your holiday celebrations can become more significant and enjoyable.


This year, as we embrace the practice of kindness and the pursuit of happiness, we encourage you to consider the vital role of establishing and upholding healthy boundaries as an act of self-care that might be well-deserved. This article delves into how adopting the practice of setting boundaries in dealing with social engagements and family interactions can aid in managing the urge to please everyone. It offers an opportunity to regain your tranquility and keep your daily routines during the festive season. Recognizing this can be exceptionally freeing. You are not in this alone: this guide will assist you in recognizing, articulating, and safeguarding your personal boundaries. With well-defined limits, your holiday celebrations can become more significant and enjoyable.

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Compassion Fatigue

Back to School can Bring big Changes and big Worries: What to Watch for to Help Reduce Stress and Anxiety

You might instinctively know that listening carefully, demonstrating interest, showing that you care, and offering reassurance are naturally part of what you must do when interacting with people daily, but what happens if you reach a point where you feel completely exhausted by having to do this all the time? You can feel that you’ve reached a limit you weren’t even aware you had. What you may be experiencing is compassion fatigue.

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Back to School can Bring big Changes and big Worries: What to Watch for to Help Reduce Stress and Anxiety

Back to School can Bring big Changes and big Worries: What to Watch for to Help Reduce Stress and Anxiety

Often as summer days are winding down, it’s common for children, teens, and young adults to feel anxious and develop apprehensiveness about the upcoming school year. As parents and caregivers, it’s essential to recognize and address signs of stress and anxiety so that they can provide support and guidance. In this article, we’ll offer some ideas about how stress and anxiety may present themselves and address possible reasons why they have cropped up.

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The Intersection of Sexual Identity and Mental Health

The Intersection of Sexual Identity and Mental Health

If someone were to ask you who you are, how would you answer that question? We would likely share the things that we instinctually feel form our identity and are essential for us to express. However, we would also likely assess the environment and situation we find ourselves in first to determine the degree of information to share. We gauge other people’s potential interests, determine if ...

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Coping with Childhood Trauma from Past Abuse and Neglect

Coping with Childhood Trauma from Past Abuse and Neglect

In this article, we’ll be exploring the topic of past childhood trauma. While we always intend to be helpful when presenting information, we only encourage you to proceed if you recognize how this could affect you. Only you know best if it’s something you want to continue with. Please remember that if you have experienced past childhood trauma personally, we want to encourage you to take breaks while reading, especially if you are feeling uncomfortable or strongly react to what we’re sharing. We’ve included some resources near the end of the article that you may want to consult.

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Immigrant Employees Settling in North America

Immigrant Employees Settling in North America

There are many reasons why someone may emigrate from their home country. Most often, they are attracted to the idea of enjoying a better life with the prospect of obtaining improved living conditions, accessing high-quality education, finding safety from violence and persecution, and discovering enriched earning potential through a broader range of work and career opportunities. Canada and The United States are known worldwide as countries that support immigration.

Many employers recognize that there is tremendous potential to diversify their workforce’s talent and increase their institutional skills and knowledge by hiring immigrants to fill vacancies. However...

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Provincial dental fee increases for 2023

Dental Fees

It’s that time of year, when most provincial and territorial dental associations release their annual fee guides. We use the data in these guides to determine the maximum reimbursement amounts for dental services. Typically, there’s an increase in costs across the board.

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When you Fear the Unknown: Coping with Uncertainty

When you Fear the Unknown: Coping with Uncertainty

We do our best to talk ourselves into believing many different things when facing something unknown. Sometimes, we say that "everything happens for a reason," "this too shall pass," or "it is what it is" to calm our minds, soothe our worries, and ease our fears. While it's not always as simple as that, we are processing and trying to cope with uncertainty. It's instinctive. We need reassurance and clarity to feel secure.

In this article, we'll reframe uncertainty as a part of life that is constant and explore signs to recognize when it's affecting us negatively. We will also investigate why we have such difficulty dealing with uncertainty, a trait referred to as Intolerance of Uncertainty (IU). There are things we can do to become more comfortable with uncertainty – since it doesn't ever go away entirely and can resurface when you least expect it.

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The Mental Health Index by LifeWorks™

Mental Health Index Canada

The mental health of working Canadians improved modestly in December yet remains at a level that is only modestly higher than the most distressing period of the pandemic.

• At 64.6, the mental health of Canadians improved slightly from the prior month.
• 32% of Canadians have a high mental health risk, 43% have a moderate mental health risk, and 25% have a low mental health risk.
• Anxiety, isolation, and work productivity have been the lowest mental health sub-scores for eight consecutive months.

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Thriving in Hybrid Work Environments

Thriving in Hybrid Work Environments

”Going to work” means different things to different people. Some workplaces successfully adopted hybrid work models long before the pandemic, and the remote work revolution continues to be a major trend in today’s competitive job market.

Before this surge in hybrid working models, employers trying to attract young talent focused on offering innovative workplace cultures and enjoyable on-site work experiences. Today, positive employee experiences are less about onsite perks but rather focus on flexibility and work-life balance.

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Preventing Burnout – The Importance of Vacation Time

Preventing Burnout – The Importance of Vacation Time

An interesting phenomenon has been happening in workplaces for a while but seems to have intensified in recent years. More and more people are declaring that they are burnt out. At the same time, people are becoming more reluctant to take time away from work. While it’s true that some associate it with the whirlwind of changes that we collectively have experienced while living during a global pandemic, and we can agree that this may have intensified it, we think it’s worth some closer examination.

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Building Resilience

Building Resilience

Our lives are full of ups and downs that bring joy and challenges. The variation and somewhat unpredictable nature of life’s moments can make us feel like we are on a rollercoaster of experiences and emotions at different times. When we know what these events are doing, we can respond to them with more tools we have built up in ourselves, and something often referred to as resilience. Recognizing the psychological and physiological effects that result is an essential skill.

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