Children's Mental Health Blog
Nutrition and Mental Health
What we eat affects how we feel, not only physically, but mentally as well. In fact, making healthy eating choices is linked to improved mood, higher energy levels, and clearer thinking. Food is the fuel that our bodies run on – like gas to a car, we need it to function!
New Year's Resolutions
The concept of ‘bettering’ ourselves is a great one, as we should never stop trying to be our best self. However, it should be a continuous goal that we strive for, rather than something that has a deadline based on a calendar change.
Be Kind to Yourself to Ease Holiday Depression
The holidays are a busy time of year for everyone. It is often a time we look forward to spending with family and friends and gathering to share meals and gifts with those we love. Whether we are celebrating traditions, spirituality and faith or both, the season is full of emotions which are hopefully mostly positive.
Habits for Better Holiday Sleep
As we come up to the holidays, routines and schedules can be thrown out the window in order to attend family functions and travel across the city or even the country for these events
Coping with SAD Season – What it is and How to Manage it
SAD (or Seasonal Affective Disorder), is a specific type of depression that is connected to the changing seasons. SAD can affect anyone and can look very different both from person to person and even from year to year.
Supporting your Teen to Make Active Choices
Exercising and staying active are vital to mental health. However, the step between knowing what will help you and actually making the change can be a hard one to make, especially for youth or for parents trying to support their teenagers without being met with resistance.
Mental Health and Technology in Teens
With the rapid rise of technology in recent years, it has completely changed the way teenagers go through their day-to-day lives. Although a lot of these changes are positive and help make tasks easier, there are dangers to technology as well, especially for youth.
Planting Seeds of Growth
Josh believes the most rewarding part of his work at Lutherwood's Children's Mental Health Centre is working with a multi-disciplinary team to help youth get over life’s hurdles.
Free (or almost free) Mental Health Apps – Anxiety
In our last blog, we listed 6 useful apps with tools to help your youth practice strategies to help them with depression. For this blog, here is a list of 12 anxiety apps, straight from our Children’s Mental Health Centre staff’s recommendations!
Free (or almost free) Mental Health Apps - Depression
As technology and openness about mental health struggles have grown over the past several years, many companies have discovered a wonderful way for the two to work together. Nearly everyone has a smartphone these days, which means they have a potential tool to help them right in the palm of their hand.