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Shattered Dreams – Grieving Pregnancy & Infant Loss

Shattered Dreams – Grieving Pregnancy & Infant Loss

The death of an infant is a profound loss, and it is important to acknowledge families’ need to grieve for their babies. The death of a baby is especially difficult to endure because parents envision an entire lifetime for their baby from the moment the pregnancy is...
Pregnancy & Infant Loss – Supporting Someone You Love

Pregnancy & Infant Loss – Supporting Someone You Love

Nearly one in four pregnancies ends in a loss. So, chances are, not only do you know one person who has suffered a pregnancy loss, but you probably know multiple people. It can be difficult to know how to respond to a loved one, friend or co-worker who has lost a...
Tips for Transitioning Back to an In-Classroom Setting

Tips for Transitioning Back to an In-Classroom Setting

Over the last year and a half, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we do many things. For some, that included switching to remote work. For kids and teenagers, that meant turning to virtual learning instead of going to school in person. Now, thanks to the...
Coping with Anxiety as COVID-19 Restrictions Lift

Coping with Anxiety as COVID-19 Restrictions Lift

We’re just beginning to scratch the surface when it comes to the mental health effects of COVID-19. Already, studies have shown an increase in anxiety, stress, and depression throughout the pandemic. People are struggling. Now that the world is reopening and...
5 Ways to Help Your Children Transition to Post-Pandemic Life

5 Ways to Help Your Children Transition to Post-Pandemic Life

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our lives for well over a year. Now, thanks to vaccine rollouts and measures taken to reduce the spread of the illness, things are finally opening up. For some this is a welcome relief to finally get the chance to travel again, to...
Signs of PTSD: How to Tell If You Have It

Signs of PTSD: How to Tell If You Have It

You have probably heard a lot about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the media. This disorder is a mix of symptoms that develop after a traumatic event. It’s commonly associated with individuals who have been in combat, survived terrible accidents, abuse, and...
4 Ways Trauma Affects Your Relationship

4 Ways Trauma Affects Your Relationship

In many cases, you probably think of trauma as being something that you experience individually on your own. You may falsely assume that it does not affect your relationships with other people. It is normal to focus on trauma’s painful effects on yourself, of course....
Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Pandemics, like Covid-19, challenge the way that people cope. Our brains are designed to react to novel and unfamiliar things as threats. Fear of infection, a lack of understanding and a lack of control impact us on deep levels. For some people this can be considered...
Trauma Recovery – It Is Possible

Trauma Recovery – It Is Possible

Trauma is the experience of severe psychological distress following a traumatic or life-threatening event. It may be a one-time powerful incident such as an accident, an illness, an assault or rape, or exposure to a catastrophic event. Or it could be repeated exposure...