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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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Featured article - Nick Boynton

Post concussion syndrome is a dark reality in all professional sports; especially hockey. It leads to many effects on a person including depression, anxiety, and severe headaches. Over the last few years there has been an incline of hockey players voicing their opinions relating to this - and how their own situations could have been handled better with more understanding. Nick Boynton is a former NHL player and Stanley Cup winner.  He has suffered multiple concussions in his hockey career. He struggles today, years after he last laced up.   Nick is now very vocal in the sports community regarding a better understanding around the correlation between concussions and mental health.     Below is a link to Nick Boynton’s...

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Featured Article- Living in your 20's

Living throughout your 20's can be really tough.. You are in those years of figuring out who and what you want to be.   Mark Manson may be a familiar name if you have stumbled across his NY Times best selling book- "The Subtle Art Of Not Giving a F*ck"  (highly recommended read). This book in particular really helped me face challenges in my own life and made me take on a whole different perspective.  Below is one of his articles based on life lessons he learned from surviving his 20's.   Something worth taking a look at! -Dan  https://markmanson.net/surviving-my-20s

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