The Mood Disorders Society of Canada put out a startling statistic in 2009: 1 in 5 Canadians will experience a mental illness in their lifetime1, including depression, mood disorder, anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, attention deficit hyperactive disorders and dementia (with anxiety and depression being the most common by far). If 20% of our population will experience such an event,
When your mental health is in check it means that you have a sense of wellbeing, are able to function in your daily life and feel confident in your abilities. As with your physical health, there are steps you can take to increase your mental health and boost your wellbeing by following these suggestions.
- Connect with others.
This is a story of friendship. Everyone knows someone who has been diagnosed with cancer, is currently undergoing treatment for cancer, has beat cancer or who has died from it. Along with cancer, everyone knows someone who has been labeled with a mental illness, is currently undergoing treatment for a mental illness, has beat a mental illness or who has died from it.
Orthomolecular Medicine can be an effective treatment for mental and emotional health issues such as depression and
anxiety – especially if they’re caused by hormonal or chemical imbalances in the body.
Statistics report that 1 in 4 people experience depression or anxiety in their lifetime. The good news is that it is a very
treatable condition. The naturopathic approach to depression and anxiety focuses on identifying and treating the cause
using a combination of dietary, lifestyle and herbal/supplement recommendations, as well as cognitive-behavioural