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How to Enjoy Long Winters
News Posted On Jan 14, 2022

How to Enjoy Long Winters

Every season has its own joys and challenges. During the summer, the joys can be camping, hiking, and swimming in a lake. The challenges are mosquitoes, and on some days, unbearable heat. In the winter, the joys can be hot chocolates and snuggling in…

How to Reach Your Goal One Step at a Time
News Posted On Jan 01, 2022

How to Reach Your Goal One Step at a Time

If you’re like me, you can feel overwhelmed when you set a long-term goal. It might be so far away it seems impossible to reach. Long-term goals can feel too hard to do, especially if you have tried before. It's like being stuck on one side of a huge…

Holidays and Grief
News Posted On Dec 12, 2021

Holidays and Grief

Christmas and other holidays may be times of joy and celebration; an occasion to reunite with loved ones and to share traditions and good times...for some people. However, there are situations that can make this season extremely hard for other people.…

Strive: Support Group for Men
News Posted On Dec 01, 2021

Strive: Support Group for Men

Relationships are complex and take work to be strong and healthy. Are you tired of experiencing the same issues over and over again in your relationships? You are not alone. Mark Frederick encounters many men experiencing relationship issues in The Family…

Winter Blues or Seasonal Affective Disorder
News Posted On Dec 01, 2021

Winter Blues or Seasonal Affective Disorder

Is your mood and energy so low this time of year that you think you could have winter blues or seasonal affective disorder? Read on to learn about the difference between the two, the symptoms, and coping strategies.   What is the difference between…

How to Reduce Holiday Stress by Setting Strong Boundaries
News Posted On Dec 01, 2021

How to Reduce Holiday Stress by Setting Strong Boundaries

Close your eyes for a second. Now, think of the phrase “holiday season.” What comes to mind? Is it positive or negative? Do you feel excited or stressed? Although holidays can be very uplifting for some of us, not all may feel the same way. Read…

Mental Health Check-In Worksheet
News Posted On Nov 01, 2021

Mental Health Check-In Worksheet

The state of our mental well-being affects how we feel, act, and relate to others. It's important to know that our mental health can fluctuate due to daily struggles or challenges, especially when a problem exceeds our coping capabilities. By checking…

Two New Locations at Drop-In Single Session Counselling Edmonton
News Posted On Nov 01, 2021

Two New Locations at Drop-In Single Session Counselling Edmonton

What are the two new locations? We have two new locations at our Drop-In Single Session Counselling!  “We are glad to be able to partner with these two organizations and expand our DISSC services to these new locations,” says Elsie Lobo, Manager,…

Movember: Why Men’s Mental Health Matters
News Posted On Nov 01, 2021

Movember: Why Men’s Mental Health Matters

In 2003, 30 men in Australia raised money for prostate cancer research by charging $10 to grow a mustache. Movember was born, and by 2006, the movement had funding to focus on men's health, including mental health. Awareness of men's mental health has…

What to Expect at Your First Counselling Session
News Posted On Oct 01, 2021

What to Expect at Your First Counselling Session

"I am nervous, anxious, and scared to attend a therapy session. I am afraid to open up. What do I even say? Do I start the conversation?" "What if people judge me for going to therapy. People might think I am weak." "I'm terrified to feel my feelings.…

World Suicide Prevention Day: What Can You Do to Help Prevent Suicide
News Posted On Sep 10, 2021

World Suicide Prevention Day: What Can You Do to Help Prevent Suicide

Trigger warning: This content contains information about suicide. This may not be reassuring and can be triggering to some individuals. We ask you to consider leaving this platform if you think the discussion could be traumatizing to you. For immediate…

Services Available In-Person and Online
News Posted On Sep 01, 2021

Services Available In-Person and Online

We’ve heard you loud and clear - it’s great to be able to choose whether you want to access our services online or in person. That’s why:   Counselling continues to be available online, in person, and over the phone. You can just drop in for a…

4 Tips to Practicing True Self-Care
News Posted On Sep 01, 2021

4 Tips to Practicing True Self-Care

When was the last time you felt refreshed? Was it when you went for a walk? Or when you ate out with friends?  Self-care looks different for everyone, so don’t get concerned if you feel tired even after you’ve tried the tips you’ve read online.…

International Overdose Awareness Day: 6 Overdose Prevention Resources
News Posted On Aug 31, 2021

International Overdose Awareness Day: 6 Overdose Prevention Resources

August 31 is the International Overdose Awareness Day. On this day, people worldwide are encouraged to act in any way possible to end overdoses. This is a day to raise awareness of overdosing, and acknowledge the grief felt by families and friends. May…

Jessica's Story
News Posted On Aug 01, 2021

Jessica's Story

At the very young age of fifteen, Jessica was exposed to significant trauma. After being sexually assaulted, she resorted to drugs, alcohol, and self-harm. Jessica tried counselling and medication. Yet, nothing could take away her depression, anxiety,…

Positive Self-Talk: What It Is, and How to Start
News Posted On Aug 01, 2021

Positive Self-Talk: What It Is, and How to Start

Pause for a moment, and recall your everyday conversations with yourself. What do you often say? Is it “I’m sorry, but I’m not sure I'm the right person to do this,” or “This is a wonderful opportunity for me to learn from others and grow”?This…

Low Cost Summer Activities
News Posted On Jul 16, 2021

Low Cost Summer Activities

Are you looking for fun, inexpensive things to do with your family this summer? There are now more places open and more activities to choose from. Here are some activities in our city that won’t break your bank: The City of Edmonton outdoor pools are…

16 Things to Do on a Staycation
News Posted On Jul 01, 2021

16 Things to Do on a Staycation

Are you looking for family activities for your summer vacation or weekends in and around Edmonton? Sure, festivals and such are cancelled, but there are still countless fun things to do during your vacation in Alberta.  Here are 16 ideas to get you…

Depression Support Group
News Posted On Jul 01, 2021

Depression Support Group

Wake up. Pretend I’m OK. Sleep. Is this your cycle? Sometimes it’s easier to pretend you’re OK than having to explain why you’re not. Heather Pagenkopf meets many people who live this cycle in The Family Centre’s depression support group. You…

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