Province pledges $49M for mental, physical health student programs | CTV Barrie News

  The Liberal government has kicked off the school year by announcing $49 million over three years for new and expanded programs to help the mental and physical health of students. Funding is being doubled to $12 million for school boards for local well-being initiatives such as breakfast programs, anti-bullying programs and recreational activities. The…

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Take note of these 11 signs you’re ready for a break – before you break.

11 signs you're ready for a break.

  You work hard and don’t always give yourself the credit you deserve. It’s not easy to scale back and not put so much pressure on yourself to succeed.   There’s nothing wrong with having a strong work ethic, but you can’t forget to take care of yourself in the process. It feels good to push…

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Living with a disability, whether mental or physical.

Freedom within living with disability.

  Living with a disability can sometimes feel like being trapped in prison.   The one thing I will say is that a disability can cause you to be more grateful for the simple things in life.   Family, friends and loved ones take on a more pivotal role, whether your disability allows you to…

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New vs old health care: How does acupuncture work?

How does acupuncture work?

  Have you always wondered, “How does acupuncture work?”   More and more mainstream medical practitioners are accepting and prescribing the use of acupuncture. Acupuncture is a treatment which uses fine needles inserted at key points of the body. Traditional Chinese acupuncture dates back to around 100 BC and is based on the belief that…

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4 great tips for managing and living with endometriosis.

Endometriosis sufferer

by Emma Sturgis   Endometriosis affects nearly 10 percent of all women, and this serious medical condition can cause a wide variety of secondary health complications when it is left untreated. These can include severe cramping and organ failure.   Women who ignore their endometriosis also run the risk of permanently damaging their uterus, and that almost always…

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6 signs of domestic abuse and how to address it.

6 signs of domestic abuse and how to address it.

Domestic abuse is defined as a pattern of behaviors exhibited by one partner in a relationship to exert control or power over another person.   Domestic abuse can be physical violence, sexual abuse, or even psychological or emotional abuse.   Typically, the signs of domestic abuse are subtle. They can be a series of minor…

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Here’s how stress is killing you.

Here's how stress is killing you.

  Some of you may be sighing after reading that title. “Yeah, we already know that stress is bad for your health.” …and it’s true that the serious harm stress can do to your health is definitely much more widely known than it used to be.   In general, however, a lot of people still…

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Mental illness and substance abuse: What is dual diagnosis treatment?

Mental illness and substance abuse: What is dual diagnosis treatment?

  Dual diagnosis is a fresh concept in the treatment of mental illness and substance abuse.   It developed from the observation that many people seeking treatment for substance abuse also have mental health issues underlying their problem with drugs and alcohol.   While mental illness doesn’t cause people to be addicted to alcohol and…

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