It’s easy to get caught up in everything that is not going well and get caught up in the negative energy, but we can and have the ability to seek the silver lining in each situation, day and curve ball tossed our way.
In early August, as the back to school signs begin to pop up in stores, I am reminded that there are only a few weeks left in our summer before we begin the transition to a new school year. As a parent of two, I find myself experiencing mixed emotions. Part of me feels a bit sad, as the summer has offered a care-free schedule (minus a few weeks of early morning starts at day camps),
It’s almost that time of year again: back to school. And truly, irrespective of how old we are or at what stage of our schooling we find ourselves in, so many of us are feeling many of the same emotions as we prepare for that first day of class.
Everyone experiences pain in their lifetime. However, many people experience chronic pain that may come in the form of mild pain or pain in short increments or for others it could restrict daily functioning. Chronic pain is not only related to physical impacts, but it can also have a big impact on an individual’s mental health.
With International Self Care Day approaching, it is timely to consider the importance of self care. While this notion is important for everybody, it is especially important for parents or care providers who are looking after others with mental health challenges. After all, you can do a much better job looking after somebody else if you as an individual are happy and healthy.
BC Children’s Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre has THREE upcoming opportunities for parents, families and caregivers to be involved in the design and development of a new Help Finder Tool, Orientation Video, and Social Media Campaign!
I recently saw a post on social media that described the difference between being a parent in 2017 and being a parent in literally every generation before. It went like this:
This year, the Kelty Youth Ambassador Program focused on an aspect of mental
We all have protective factors in our lives that help us be resilient when faced with challenges. We tend to underestimate our strength and what our mind and body can handle.
The year is full of transitions and another one is upon us. The school year is winding down, the weather is changing, schedules are shifting and a sense of excitement, but also “what’s next?” can be felt. The end of the school year can be a very busy and hectic time, with lots to wrap up and finish but also plans to be made for the next year ahead.