Share & Care Blog
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Reality TV shows like the American show Hoarders showcase someone living in a severe hoarding situation. Hoarding “experts” are brought in and the house is cleaned out. Is this exploiting someone who needs help for a serious mental health issue, or does it actually provide support for and solutions to hoarding behaviours?
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Chronic pain can be a heavy burden to carry, and many people who have chronic pain also experience mental health challenges such as anxiety and depression. We answer your questions about chronic pain and mental health in this article.
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What are the consequences of pushing away unpleasant feelings? Can it harm you in the long run?
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These five tips can help you strengthen your relationship with your ill loved one so you can play a vital role in supporting them through their recovery process.
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Did you know that suicide is the leading cause of death in men between the ages of 40 and 60 in Canada? Why are suicide rates among men so high?
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What is "smiling depression"? Who is at risk, what are the signs, and how is it treated?
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Are you worried about someone you care about? Approaching someone to talk about their mental health can be challenging. We’ve put together some tips on how to start a conversation about mental health.
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What are "gender pronouns" and why do they matter at AMI-Quebec?
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Many people who are in the workforce are also caregivers; to put it another way, many caregivers also work. The resulting stress can be physical, emotional, and financial for both caregivers and employers.
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As a family caregiver, there are times you might feel like you are walking on eggshells. Helping a loved one can seem like a constant internal battle of trying to say or do the right thing, while being afraid of doing the wrong thing. Here are some dos and don'ts.
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What is schizophrenia? Is it hereditary? What about medication? Or the effects of illicit drugs? Read up on schizophrenia.
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Finding a therapist can be a real challenge. These tips can help.
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Discover how to approach someone you care about who might need help with their mental health.
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We want you to join us and find the help you may need as a family caregiver. Our programs may be more accessible than you think!
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Have you ever wondered what it is like to be hypnotized? How can hypnotism be used to help family caregivers?
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Help for addiction and mental health: Dunham House and Chabad Lifeline recognize and address both
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Is it possible to recover from a mental illness? What role do your friends, family, and community organizations play in your recovery?
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Does repeatedly washing your hands during COVID-19 and worrying about germs mean you are suffering from OCD? Find out!
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"Back to school" looks very different during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn how to support your child (and yourself!).
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Curious to know if social media is good for caregivers? Does it cause more harm than good? Learn more by reading our article.