Clara Hughes, an athlete for all seasons – celebrated Olympic medalist in both Summer and Winter Games – sees her success as more than earning medals; she is a passionate advocate for mental health. As one who struggled successfully through a period of deep depression, she is using her national bike tour, Clara’s Big Ride, to increase awareness of mental health issues, especially depression, and spread the word that help is available and recovery is possible.
Can one path to mental health be a discovery – or rediscovery – of the original source of our health and mental well-being? Is there something more, described by a nineteenth century author and healer, as the ‘calm, strong currents of true spirituality….which must deepen human experience’ that can give us a different perspective on this journey?
Recent studies reveal alarming trends in Canada about the growing incidence of depression and anxiety among all age groups and income levels. Modern life has become more hectic and stressful than ever before.
Medications like anti-depressants don’t always work and can have side effects. One non-medical antidote to lift above the gloom is to ensure he/she feels listened to and valued. Some ways to administer this antidote:Continue Reading