] Massage Therapy There is nothing more relaxing than having a skilled massage therapist work out the tension from overly taunt neck and shoulder muscles. But how is massage an important component to mental health? Stress causes the blood vessels to constrict and reduce circulation. Muscles become tense. This decreased circulation to our brain … [Read more...] about National Massage Therapy Awareness Week – October
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Healthcare Isn't Cheap NQI reports that healthcare costs are increasing at twice the rate of inflation. Health Stats In Canada In Canada, more than 50,000 strokes and 75,000 heart attacks occur every year. Eight percent of workers are taking medication to treat depression and other mental-health conditions and mental illness costs the … [Read more...] about Healthy Workplace Month – October
What Is Depression? Before screening for depression, we need to understand what it is. Depression is a biochemical disorder that causes changes in a person’s mood, behaviour, and feelings. Symptoms include sadness, fatigue, sleep and appetite disturbances, difficulty concentrating, feelings of hopelessness, restlessness, or … [Read more...] about Screening For Depression: How To Tell If It Is Depression?
These tough times have made the need for emotional support vital for maintaining the health of our communities. There are many who are suffering in silence and who are feeling that there is no where to turn. The guilt and the shame of not being able to effectively cope with day-to-day stressors leaves many feeling isolated, helpless and hopeless. … [Read more...] about National Depression Screening Day – October