What is Mental Health Stigma? Negative attitudes and beliefs toward people who have mental health struggles. Utilization of Mental Health Resources in Asian Canadian Community In Canada, both first-generation Asian Canadians and second-generation Canadians are less likely to use mental health services than Caucasian Canadians. Some reasons include language barriers for first-generation Asian Canadians; manyContinue reading “Asian Canadian Mental Health Stigma”
Difference Between Depression and Low Mood Depression is a very common mental disorder, also known as Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). Depression is different from ordinary depressive mood or low mood. The latter is a normal emotional state common to human beings. It usually refers to emotions such as negativity, sadness, and disappointment for a periodContinue reading “Depression in a Nutshell”
Burnout, also known as job burnout or occupational burnout, is physical, emotional and mental exhaustion in the workplace. Symptoms of Burnout When you are burned out, you may feel like you have lost the sense of control over your daily lives, getting overwhelmed by trivial matters; You may also feel drained and cynical about yourContinue reading “Burnout: Signs, Causes, Consequences and How to Change It?”
As human beings, we all have emotions/feelings. The only difference is that some people are aware of it, and some people are not. Although there is no consensus on the definition of emotion among scientists, people widely agree that emotion has a solid biological basis. When we have an intense feeling, we usually experience some body sensations. For example, when many people feel anxious, they have heart racing, shortness of breath, shaking, sweaty, etc. Also, emotion is a way for human beings to understand the implication of what happened to them. For example, fear usually means there is a danger. On the other hand, happiness usually comes after something good occurs.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is one of the major evidence-based psychotherapies. Over the past several decades, a significant number of scientific studies have demonstrated its effectiveness in helping people alleviate suffering and live a fulfilling life. From doctors or online, you may have heard that ACT is very useful in coping with issues like depression, anxiety, bipolar, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic, psychosis, insomnia,
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is one of the major evidence-based psychotherapies. Over the past several decades, a significant number of scientific studies have demonstrated its effectiveness in helping people alleviate suffering and improve mental health. From doctors or online, you may have heard that CBT is very useful in coping with issues like depression, anxiety, bipolar, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic, psychosis, insomnia, trauma (PTSD), etc.
According to the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), psychologists need to follow four basic principles while providing psychological services
After you decided to talk to a psychologist or other mental health professional, you will soon discover that there are many of us out there. Over the years of interacting with clients and being a client myself, I am sharing my thoughts on how to select a right psychologist here.
When it comes to psychotherapy in the Canadian Province of Ontario, multiple mental health professionals can legally perform that activity. They are: psychologists, psychotherapists, social workers, psychiatrists, family physicians, nurse practitioners, and occupational therapists. It can be confusing for clients to choose among those professionals. This article is to help you navigate this process.