Active Minds: Changing the Conversation About Mental Health

“Self-care is never a selfish act—it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others.”

“Self-help is the best help”. Self-help means always trying to help yourself without depending on others. If means that whatever you can do or you are in a position to do, you should do it.

April 2018: A is for Autism Awareness

April is the National Autism Awareness month.  Autism is a wide spectrum of neurobiological, developmental disorders that affect the individuals’ ability to communicate and interact with others. However, the degree [...]

February 2018: Alcohol and Aggression

“That's the problem with drinking, I thought, as I poured myself a drink. If something bad happens you drink in an attempt to forget; if something good happens you drink [...]

February 2018: Recipe for Self-Love

My whole life, love was an emotion I associated with radiating outwards. I love my family, my friends, my pets. I also love things, places and sensations. Love has become [...]

January 2018: Differentiation in Expression

Ever feel ‘out-of-sync’ with one of your friends, significant others, family? You know you both care about each other, yet you cannot stop the conflicts between you two. People constantly [...]

December 2017: A new look at addiction

Addiction and Mental Health “the opposite of addiction is not sobriety, it is connection.” Many people take into account that mental health issues can cause a vulnerability to addiction, and [...]

December 2017: The Survival Holiday Guide

The holidays can be a very stressful time. From social gatherings to financial debt, those who are experiencing mental distress and/or illness can attest to the fact that the festive [...]

November 2017: Ask Him

Every minute globally, a man dies by suicide. Overall, 3 out of every 4 suicides are men. If these facts surprise you, you are not alone – but it also [...]

September 2017: Back to School

It's September which means for many people 25 and under that it's back to school. Regardless of your opinion on school, it can be stressful even if you are in [...]

Unique Ways To Unwind

We have heard of quite common techniques to help us manage with our daily constant demands – from drinking tea to engaging in daily exercise. Though stress is universal to [...]


Alcohol a tradition that has been around since the ancient times, such as in Egypt or China has always seemed to be a useful social function. Alcohol by the way [...]

Bell Lets Talk

From the moment of its conception in 2010, Bell has made inconceivable strides to starting the conversation about mental health. They’re continuous conversation and financial backings have brought the lingering [...]

National Eating Disorder Week

February 21st to the 27th is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. This is a mostly Western epidemic but has spread to Eastern cultures more recently. Why are eating disorders more [...]

Self-love Yourself

We all become very overwhelmed by work, responsibilities and obligations that seem to accumulate faster as the academic year progresses. Constantly dedicating our time to further ourselves is a full [...]

Suicide is Not the Answer

Suicide is the silent killer, even though it has been more popularized throughout the media with deaths such as Kurt Cobain and Prince it is still not as recognized as [...]

Masculinity and Mental Health

The push for mental health awareness has been progressive. Laws have been adjusted, or even introduced to acknowledge the altering social cultural dynamics and institutions have created programs to care [...]