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Helen Northcott, MA, RPN, Registered Psychotherapist

Category: Self Help

The dangers of cross fading

Since marijuana has been legalised here in Canada, I am concerned about its effects and the use of alcohol with it. Research shows that marijuana has a property called THC. It can be used by medical doctors to assist cancer patients to keep their food down after receiving chemotherapy amongst other medical benefits. Cross fading…

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The Value of Mental Health Trumps the Cost of Treatment

Most people still consider counselling to be a taboo. This is not just with regards to certain eastern cultures. Just yesterday, I heard a pastor had died by suicide from depression. There is nothing wrong with getting help, and there is no shame in sharing our weaknesses. We are all humans; we are not God….

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Substance abuse and how to help those struggling

Substance abuse is a commonly known problem that many struggle with. When substance abuse behavior becomes habitual, repetitious and difficult or even impossible to control, despite the negative consequences, the user has developed an addiction that would need to be treated. It can be difficult to admit that you or someone else has a problem,…

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3 Keys to Happiness in Daily Life

It doesn’t take a whole new routine to instill a dose of happiness into your day—but it does take a little self awareness. 1. Be grateful for the good & the bad. Research shows, grateful people are happy people. It’s also important to understand that happiness is not the absence of negative feelings. Gratitude is…

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