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What Causes Mental Illness?

Posted by Erin Fischer on

A couple of weeks ago we looked at genetic testing regarding mental illness and how it could impact the treatment of mental illness in the future. But it also brought up the question can mental illnesses be genetic? Can you pass down a mental illness onto your kids and in extended families what are the chances of multiple people dealing a mental illness?

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Mental Health Profile: Jocelyn

Posted by Erin Fischer on

Starting today and over the coming weeks and months here at Barty we will profiling people who have either gone through mental health struggles, going through struggles or have a unique perspective on mental health. This is because it can be hard to spot those who are going through mental illness and in order to reduce the stigma surrounding it we must talk about it.  The first profile is one of my close friends who I have known for a long time and while we are complete opposites I love spending time with her. Jocelyn is a nurse who loves...

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Embracing Change

Posted by Erin Fischer on

Change is inevitable. Some change is good like the changing in seasons or changing how you make a favourite recipe because you found a better way to make it. Some change is normal like changing your hair style or changing your workout routine. Some change is scary like changing jobs or changing where you live. It doesn’t matter how much we don’t want to change to happen it will always happen, every day we make changes subconsciously and consciously. The small changes are easy, and they rarely make an impact on us, but the big changes can be challenging especially big changes during times of uncertainty such as in a pandemic.

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Why It's Good to Cry

Posted by Erin Fischer on

You feel it building up, the lockdown get’s extended yet again, Covid cases are on the rise, you have to delay an event yet again and work is getting overwhelming. You feel the tears building in your eyes, but you blink them back because you can’t cry.

You get yet another job rejection after applying for what feels like 200 jobs and you felt you really nailed the job interview. You feel the tears building in your eyes, but you blink them back because you can't cry.

Home schooling isn’t working out with your kids because you find them making excuses yet again, you trip on the cat, and you can’t get any time for yourself. You feel the tears start building, but you blink them back because you can’t cry.

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Ways to Get Out of a Funk

Posted by Erin Fischer on

It’s normal to have down days and days where you feel like the world is against you, maybe Covid has screwed up your plans yet again or you’re feel overwhelmed at work or just because. It can be hard to get out of this funk, but there are ways to reduce it and make it less overwhelming.

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