Feeling anxious? You’re not alone. Learn more about the symptoms of anxiety, methods of self-management, and when to seek help.
Here are 5 tips to support your child’s mental health (not to mention your own) as they return to school this fall
You may be experiecing overwhelming thoughts during these times of uncertainty. But why have they manifested in the form of physically being more tired?
As we continue to practice physical distancing to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, our social groups and day-to-day routines have changed dramatically. All of these life changes, as well as the uncertainty surrounding the global pandemic, can have impacts on our mental health. It is with this in mind that we have created the […]
Stress is caused by feelings of scarcity. When we perceive that we do not have enough resources (e.g. time, money, personal space), we experience stress and anxiety. But could it be, that the reverse is also true—that if we challenge those perceptions, we can tap into feelings that come from having enough?
The COVID-19 outbreak has led to health officials calling for us to stay home and practice physical distancing. While it is socially responsible to stay at home, our physical and mental health can be negatively impacted in times of isolation if we’re not careful. It’s important, especially nowadays, to have ways to cope with the […]
Whether you’re experiencing extreme anxiety or moderate levels that are normal, here are some strategies that can help you manage those anxious feelings.
The foods we eat affect our mood, behaviour and brain function. We take a look at how to incorporate more food mindfulness into our lives.
The simple task of acknowledging what we have to be grateful for offers a surprising number of health benefits, but it doesn’t come naturally to all of us.
Are your digestive health problems – such as heartburn, abdominal cramps or gastrointestinal disorders – related to your mental health or stress?
As much as our culture markets the holidays as a time for joy, it’s important to remember that it can be a stressful time for many.
Dr. Ramsey’s recommended way of eating, based on nutrition and mental health, is a good place to start improving your overall health.
The stigmatization of mental health issues in our society makes coping with mental illness much more difficult. The solution? Let’s talk about it.
It is important to practice mindfulness on a daily basis, but sometimes it can be hard to get into the right mindset to… well, reset! Use these 2 and 8 minute guided mindfulness moment exercises to help reboot your brain and make the most out of your day.
One Vancouver man’s complete health transformation after being diagnosed with PTSD, hypertension, high cholesterol and below-average cardio fitness levels.
The new Netflix blockbuster 13 Reasons Why is popularizing a youth suicide storyline, with potentially dangerous consequences. But is it a graphic and glamorized glorification of one teen’s revenge fantasy? Or a brave and unflinching social commentary on the contemporary youth suicide crisis?
Most people are aware that exercising can help you lose weight. Yet many of the other countless benefits of exercising often go unnoticed. Kinesiologist, Dana Permann explains why exercise is for EVERYONE (yes, even you!).
Healthy self-esteem is vital in young women, helping them develop the inner fortitude to forge confidently into their adult years. As a parent, there’s plenty you can do to help.
Dr. Chris Dawkins examines the hormonal effects of chronic stress and what you can do to rebalance.
Mental perceptions and habits play a significant role in our quality of life, and are considered by many experts the single most important indicator of well-being.
The purpose of this study was to see if children with cognitive, psychiatric or neurological deficits are more prone to suicidal thinking and symptoms of depression.
The purpose of this study was to compare how using either the American or Canadian assessment differed in interpretation of results.
In a Calgary Herald feature on mental health, journalist Barbara Balfour spoke to Copeman Healthcare’s Dr. Elisabeth Sherman about the importance of integrating psychological and brain health with primary healthcare services
In a recent study published by Copeman Kineseologist & Exercise Physiologist, Phil Wallace, in ACSM’s Medicine Science in Sports & Exercise Journal, it was proven that motivational self-talk has the ability to increase endurance capacity by up to 29% while exercising. Goal of the study The purpose of the study was to determine a way to […]
This study is by Anya Mazur-Mosiewicz , Helen L. Carlson, Cailey Hartwick, Christianne Laliberte, Emily Tam, Elisabeth M. S. Sherman, Brian L. Brooks and was published in the Journal of Pediatric Neuropsychology in December 2015. Context Symptoms of depression or suicidal thinking can be screened using the Children’s Depression Inventory during the assessment for children […]
This study, by Allyson Harrison, Irene Armstrong, Laura Harrison, Rael Lange and Grant Iverson, was published in the Oxford Journal of Clinical Neuropsychology. Context Psychologists practicing in Canada must decide to use either Canadian or American normative data to use for the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Fourth Edition (WAIS-IV), which is an assessment that helps measure […]