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Featured Article- Relating Physical and Mental Health

“The findings suggest the medical community should rethink its tendency to treat mental and physical disorders separately” This is an awesome article reiterating the link between mental illness and physical illness. Something that I believe there is a lack of. Check it out!! Link : https://www.ozy.com/acumen/the-link-between-mental-illness-and-physical-illness/76671 By Melissa Pandika Via Ozy.com

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My Story- Alexandra Taylor

        My name is Alexandra Taylor. I’m a student, a girlfriend, an artist, and a daughter. I’m a confident and proud person who is fortunate to be surrounded by an abundant amount of awesome and loving friends and family. I’m resilient, genuine, and naturally inclined to help people which has inspired me to pursue a career in medicine. I’m actively involved in numerous health-related organizations in the Waterloo community in addition to several on-campus clubs at the University of Waterloo, such as the UW Pre Med Club. This may make me seem like I’m one of “those people” who have everything together, but in reality, I’m absolutely not. Although people like to see me this way, I...

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11 Foods That Can Help With Stress/Anxiety

We can all make a connection with food. For some it's just means of survival, to others it's the sole reason the world rotates. Bottom line, what we eat can affect us on all different levels, including mental health. Here's a quick post on 11 foods that may be able to help reduce stress and anxiety:     1.Blueberries Antioxidant packed, along with vitamin C, blueberries are awesome stress fighters.     2. Asparagus Low levels of folic acids can lead to symptoms such as depression. One veggie that can boost folic levels is asparagus.     3. Avocados A contributor for healthy nerves and brain cells is B vitamins, something avocados are rich in. Lower levels of these vitamins can lead...

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The Lost Organization

Living Outside of Suffering & Trauma . Taking the step to seek mental health assistance can be really scary for people, especially considering the clouded state they could be in. When I initially set out to find out what LOST was about I was nervous, hesitant and extremely anxious. Walking through the doors I was greeted by friendly dogs and even friendlier people. In that moment I instantly felt calm, felt at home, I felt welcome, and I hadn’t even spoken to anyone yet. I don't know many other places that can have that type of effect on you. I knew I had stumbled upon something different. Something special. LOST is located on Ottawa street in downtown Hamilton, and offers...

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Just Take The Meds - Meg Sharpley

Just Take the Meds   When I first started the meds, I was embarrassed. I guess sometimes I still am. It’s been awhile since I’ve sat down to write about this, let alone talk about it. When I was in high school, it consumed me. Now it’s just something I live with day-to-day. I have a mental illness.   ***   I guess I should start at the beginning. It was the week before I began ninth grade at a new school. My parents had pulled some strings with people at Sick Kids and Hamilton Health Sciences, so I was able to get a consult without the months long wait list. It was the first time someone ever told me...

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