#MentalHealthMay: Mental health and social media

It is evident that we can no longer talk about mental health without mentioning how our addiction to technology, our smartphones, and the various online platforms that we visit daily, can negatively impact our mental well-being. Increasingly, studies are showing the negative effects social media can have on our mental health.1 According to a report by … Continue reading #MentalHealthMay: Mental health and social media

#MentalHealthMay: How I keep myself mentally healthy

Last November, our youth committee, Youth in Partnership (YiP), hosted a mental health art contest asking young people in Windsor-Essex to submit an original art piece demonstrating how they keep themselves mentally healthy. The response was amazing!  Youth all across the city submitted incredibly creative and fun artwork pieces showcasing how they keep themselves mentally healthy. I was … Continue reading #MentalHealthMay: How I keep myself mentally healthy

#MentalHealthMay: For colored girls who have considered suicide

This week, May 7-13, was Canadian Mental Health Association's (CMHA) annual Mental Health Week. I have dedicated the month of May to covering topics around mental health and mental wellness. #MentalHealthMay  for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf is popular literature by Ntozake Shange. While I have not read the book yet, I was … Continue reading #MentalHealthMay: For colored girls who have considered suicide