Category: Mental Wellbeing

Happiness is inside you!

Every time we turn on the TV or check our social media feeds, we are exposed to so many images of what our dream life, body, career,  should be. We take these images and messages in and then we doubt … Continue reading

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Parents & Kids: Cooking for the Soul

Article by Helen Young During pre-teen years, a variety of issues can affect our children. Today, youth are very susceptible to depression, body image issues, loneliness, and bullying. So what we can do to help? A lot! We needn’t stand … Continue reading

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Kids Now Featured in Recovery Wire Magazine

Addiction is an incredibly complicated matter that even some of the brightest minds are still struggling to completely understand. Dee Christensen experienced the complexities of recovery and relapse herself and was inspired to create Recovery Wire Magazine, a publication dedicated to … Continue reading

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Self-Compassion Best Taught Proactively

Kids Now has long endorsed the importance of having a positive self-view, especially during the formative teen years. A fascinating study by Dr. Karen Bluth and Dr. Priscilla W. Blanton, “The influence of self-compassion on emotional well-being among early and … Continue reading

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Building Resilience In Youth

A recent post from Medical News Today confirms something that many of us have already come to suspect: today’s teens are experiencing higher levels of stress than any other age group. These unhealthy levels of stress have been linked to a number … Continue reading

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Amanda Todd: Gone, But Not Forgotten

The tragic death of Amanda Todd may have occurred almost three years ago, but her story is still very much worthy of being held in our thoughts. Sadly, it reflects an all too common chain of events; in recent years, … Continue reading

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Many teens could use a full mental-health checkup

By: Dr. Peter Szatmari Special to The Globe and Mail Published Monday, Mar. 17 2014, 9:26 AM EDT When we first discovered that more than 20 per cent of our youth had a significant mental-health problem, in a study that … Continue reading

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Giving is Living

I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver. – Maya Angelou We live in a fast paced world. More often than not, we rush to work, rush to pay the bills, rush home … Continue reading

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Today I Am Grateful For…

One really great exercise that I like to do for myself is to keep a gratitude log. I write down just one thing that I’m grateful for each day. I thought it would be good to share this idea with … Continue reading

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Self-Injury Awareness Day

Yesterday we celebrated Anti-Bullying Day but today we bring to your attention Self-Injury Awareness Day. This is important to  recognize because many kids are subjecting themselves to self-harm in an attempt to deal with overwhelming feelings of pain and distress.

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