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The Silent Crisis: Men's Mental Health

The Silent Crisis: Men's Mental Health

Today marks "Men's Mental Health Awareness" day in Canada and although the gender gap amongst individuals with mental illness has narrowed, the overall stigma associated with mental health remains, especially amongst males. Statistics Canada completed a Community Health Survey on Mental Health and found that 10% of men reported experiencing symptoms associated with mental health concerns and/or substance abuse. This is only one percent less than that of the female population (11% reported mental health concerns). These findings show that mental health concerns are just as prevalent amongst males, whereas previous research has not demonstrated this, however, that was likely due to under-reporting by men.

It's Wedding Season! Here's Your How-to Guide so Stress Doesn't Take Over

It's Wedding Season! Here's Your How-to Guide so Stress Doesn't Take Over

Wedding season is upon us, and regardless of your role in the wedding (bride, groom, bridal party, or attendee), weddings can be one of the happiest and most stressful times of our lives. I have created a how-to guide for minimizing/eliminating stress and other common issues so you can focus on what matters most, having a beautiful wedding day! 

10 Facts About Infertility

10 Facts About Infertility

This week is "Infertility Awareness Week"; to bring awareness to a greatly stigmatized topic I want to share some information about fertility. 

Infertility is described as the inability to conceive after 1 year of trying for women under the age 35 years old or 6 months in women over 35 years of age. Roughly, 1 in 6 couples in Canada are dealing with infertility. Infertility can affect females and males. Below are 10 must-know facts about infertility. 

Day One of Naturopathic Medicine Week ~ What is Naturopathic Medicine?

Day One of Naturopathic Medicine Week ~ What is Naturopathic Medicine?

In honour of naturopathic medicine week, I will be writing a series of entries, starting with "What is naturopathic medicine?" Naturopathic medicine is a distinct primary care system that uses evidence-based research and natural treatment methods to address a variety of acute and chronic health conditions and concerns.