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How Social Media Is Affecting How We Perceive Ourselves. How This Can Tie into Depression and Anxiety

One would think that the ability to see friends’ latest posts on Facebook or to send them a quick message on Twitter would help us feel happier and more connected. However, the exact opposite seems to be happening. A growing body of research suggests that social media is causing a mental health...
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ADHD: Helpful tips from Professional Counsellors

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. Although the disorder is often associated with children and adolescents, ADHD persists into adulthood for around 50% of those who are diagnosed in their...
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Autism: Helpful tips from Professional Counsellors

Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder that affects an estimated 1 in 66 children and youth between the ages of 5 and 17 in Canada (“Infographic: Autism Spectrum Disorder,” 2018). While ASD includes a range of conditions which can vary in the specific...
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Helping Clients Address Perfectionism During Your Counsellor Therapist Career

Perfectionism is often seen as a compliment trying to masquerade as a fault. When someone claims to be a perfectionist, many might not realize just how profoundly this tendency can affect mental health and wellbeing. However, as professional counsellors know, the effects of perfectionism can be...
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