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Responding to anxiety

Anxiety is often experienced as a physical reaction in the body. You might notice anxiety in the form of increased heart rate, sweating, needing to pace around a lot, hot flashes or chills, nausea, or shortness of breath....

March 20, 2020 Read More

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Prioritizing digital distancing

We’ve been reading a bunch of tips on how to care for ourselves in this outbreak. From practicing social distancing to tips on how to wash our hands, we’re slowly equipping ourselves with the knowledge we need to cope with the outbreak....

March 20, 2020 Read More

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A collection of resources for mental health support

With the outbreak of the novel coronavirus across the world, we are faced with real possibilities of isolation, contagion, and immense financial, social, and personal uncertainty. In response to these stressors, many of our bodies and minds are experiencing distress in the form of anxiety, panic, sadness, confusion or loneliness....

March 20, 2020 Read More

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Tips for those seeking support

Physical distancing is crucial at this point in time to care for our own, our family’s and our community’s health. But this does not have to mean that our mental health goes uncared for....

March 20, 2020 Read More

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Tips for Your First Therapy Appointment

The realization that you could benefit from therapy is not an easy one to arrive at. We appreciate your courage in starting a potentially life-changing journey. If this is the first time you’re experiencing therapy, or a new counsellor, you might be having some questions....

September 15, 2019 Read More

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Easing into your first therapy session

In one’s journey to practice mental health care, a counsellor that gets you and supports your journey is one we all hope for. When it comes to beginning that journey in therapy, we know that the process isn’t as easy as we’d like for it to be....

August 20, 2019 Read More

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Tying threads together

In this series of blog posts for TheMindClan, I have written about recognising emotional abuse and about the need to understand the meaning of, and fallacies in the perceived meaning of family....

July 4, 2019 Read More

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Making our Mental Health Platform more Accessible

When we launched TheMindClan in May of last year, we knew we wanted to empower you with tools for mental health care. As we grew, we became increasingly aware of the sensitivity we need to convey, and inclusivity we need to nurture towards every individual who uses the platform....

June 28, 2019 Read More

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Let's talk about family

Before you start reading this, I want you to take a pen and paper and answer this - What does ‘home’ mean to you? Hold on to this question because this will remain the central point of this post....

June 21, 2019 Read More

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