Depression

April 1, 2020
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Psychotherapy Now Covered by SunLife

Are you covered by SunLife’s extended health benefits insurance? Historically, SunLife Financial would only reimburse claims for psychotherapy services that were provided by Registered Psychologists. However, as we all work virtually through the current COVID-19 pandemic, SunLife has very graciously changed that. We are happy to report that, as of […]
February 10, 2020

Miss Representation and The Mask You Live In

“Miss Representation” and “The Mask You Live In” are two documentaries that deal with the very important topics of how we socialize girls and boys. Each one focuses on one gender and highlights the massive impacts that socialization has on individuals and on our society as a whole. Both are […]
February 5, 2020
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The Importance of Self-Regulation

CBC Radio’s program Ideas aired a fascinating documentary on June 16, 2014 about the importance of helping children develop their capacity to self-regulate. The broad category of ‘self-regulation’ refers to a group of abilities that includes being aware of and able to change emotional states, moving the focus of attention from any one thing […]
December 20, 2019
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Where is My Mind?

‘Where are my keys? My glasses? My wallet? Where was I going just now?’ These are questions that we ask ourselves all the time, to check-in, to make sure that we know we have what we should and are still headed in the right direction. They help us to orient […]
November 20, 2019

How You View the Bees Matters More Than the Bees

The other day, I was out with friends on a beautiful, sunny, weekend morning. We were on an outdoor patio drinking coffee and eating deliciously sweet cinnamon buns from a local bakery. It was a perfect way to spend a morning, knowing summer is over and cooler, fall temperatures will […]
October 16, 2019

Rethinking Depression

A few years ago, CBC Radio One aired a thought-provoking, 3-part series entitled “Rethinking Depression” on its program Ideas. With the help of a number of local and world-renowned experts in the field, producer Mary O’Connell explores what we know – and what we think we know – about depression and the medications we use […]