Tag Archives: depression

Help your teens eliminate stress

Have you heard the song Stressed Out by 21 Pilots? If not, take a listen.  I changed the radio station for about a week before I listened, but when I did the lyrics hit me and immediately made me think … Continue reading

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Being a new parent can feel overwhelming

There is nothing quite as life-changing as becoming a parent. As a childless person you may have imagined what it would be like to become a parent. Maybe you pictured yourself rocking a sweet, sleeping baby; having fun picking out … Continue reading

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My son stresses over getting A’s at school…Should I be worried?

As I read last week’s blog Education week and Mental Health week: I see the connection, I feel Paula’s struggles with her young daughter and the stress she has about school. This reminds me of a documentary I recently watched … Continue reading

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Through the lens of depression: my marriage, pregnancy, and a high-needs baby

I was really excited for the birth of our second child.  We had always planned on having more than one, and I was really looking forward to my two and a half year old becoming a big brother. My pregnancy … Continue reading

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My Unexpected Battle with Postpartum Depression

My pregnancy was amazing.  Really amazing.  Aside from the usual “morning sickness” during my first trimester, I actually couldn’t remember when I had felt better.  I had lots of energy, my mood was exceptional, and I couldn’t wait to deliver … Continue reading

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There is no health… without mental health

Part of my role as a Mental Health Liaison Nurse is to help students recognize and deal with stress.  Once we’ve recognized they’re under stress, we try to figure out where it comes from. Sometimes, we trace it right back … Continue reading

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How to Cope: A Personal Story about Bullying

(This is our 4th post in our blog series on bullying.) The following post is written by a 17 year-old student from one of the local high schools in Halton Region. The Halton Parents team is honoured to share this post with our readers and we … Continue reading

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