Substance Abuse and Addictive Disorders

Individuals are addicted to drugs for many reasons mainly for pleasurable effects. Substances alter mental status, improve performance, relieve boredom, and to self medicate a mental disorder. Addiction is a chronic relapsing and treatable medical condition. It is most prevalent in all mental conditions. Addiction is a disease of the brain and not a judgment…

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Mental Health Explained

Mental health is a huge umbrella term that is interpreted differently by each individual. The Mental Health Commission of Canada defines mental health as “a state of wellbeing in which the individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to…

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The Long History of Mental Health

Mental Health has been an evolutionary topic of interest for centuries. History on mental health, dates all the way back to the 12th century, but has been around since the beginning of time. Although mental health has revolutionized and has become better understood, it wasn’t until the late 19th century that all Provinces in Canada.…

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