YOUTH PERSPECTIVES: The Value of Positivity and Kindness

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Guest Contribution by: by Caitlin Haacke, Creator of Positive Post-It Day. Visit her at @caitlin_haacke and www.facebook.com/positivepostitday. Helen Keller once said, “Keep your face to the sunshine, and you cannot see a shadow.” What this phrase means is that if you remain positive, the negative cannot affect you. A great example of this is to imagine you wake up one morning to a large … Read More

YOUTH PERSPECTIVES: Anxiety is the Worst

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by: Logan Peters Anxiety is the worst. Anxiety is a monster that eats away at its victims and haunts those who think they’ve shed it’s torment. Quite dark, I know. But this is my relationship with anxiety. I think everyone struggles with an anxiety monster at some point in their lives. Anxiety can come in many forms; it’s different for … Read More

FOCUS ON: Get Loud for Mental Health

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Guest Contribution Ione Challborn, Executive Director, Canadian Mental Health Association – Edmonton Region The Canadian Mental Health Association is celebrating its 64th Mental Health Week May 4-10, 2015 by exploring the important mental health needs of men and boys. Check out www.mentalhealthweek.ca to find important information you can use in your classroom and your own life. You can also check out … Read More

FOCUS ON: Healthy from Head to Heart to Toe

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by: Susan Hopkins, Ed. D, Executive Director of Safe and Caring “Healthy mind, healthy body,” my mom would always say. I often catch myself echoing old adages my mother still sprinkles throughout her everyday conversation: “When it rains, it pours,” “a picture is worth a thousand words” and yes, “healthy mind, healthy body.” The original Latin version of this actually reads: … Read More

RESOURCE: Keys to Mental Wellness and Happiness, from one student to another…

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Only one week until Mental Health Week (May 4-10, 2015)! As part of our work to promote positive mental health this month, Safe and Caring partnered with Timurlane Cakmak, student at the University of Alberta and the heart and sould behind the on-campus Impact Wellness Initiativ,e to develop this tip sheet. Drawing on his own personal wellness journey, including his experience as a … Read More

COMMUNITY: Celebrating the LG’s Circle on Mental Health

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Lovely words from our partners at the Lieutenant Governor’s Circle on Mental Health and Addiction. To learn more about the Circle and His Honour’s work supporting Albertans’ mental health, visit: www.lgcircle.ca. His Honour, Col. [Ret’d] the Hon. Donald S. Ethell, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta: “Since its creation in 2011, the central goal of the Lieutenant Governor’s Circle on Mental Health and Addiction … Read More

COMMUNITY: Recapping #Care4U

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Our collective voice and collective action can make a difference! May 5-11 2014 marked Mental Health Awareness Week. Many different, provincial and national organizations came together to share an important message: Mental Health Matters. We were thrilled with the response to this year’s initiative. From interviews with local news and radio stations, to events attended by Alberta’s Premier, this week’s focus … Read More

COMMUNITY: Join us in helping set a Guinness World Record during Canadian Mental Health Awareness Week!

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Become a part of history and take part in the “Largest Online Book Discussion in 24 hours” with Miriam Laundry, author of the best-selling children’s book ‘I CAN Believe in Myself’ On May 6 & 7, 2014, Safe and Caring is partnering with Laundry Books to attempt to set the new Guinness World Record and we would love to have … Read More