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How to Help Your Teen with Mindfulness Skills

How to Help Your Teen with Mindfulness Skills

Remember your teenage years? Perhaps you sailed through them without too many bumps or bruises. Or, maybe they felt more like a rollercoaster ride. If you are a parent or caregiver of a teenager today, you may be struggling with how you can help your teen to survive —...

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What is Trauma? (Video)

What happens to us when we experience trauma? Bhatia Psychology Group’s Jeff Duke, MSW, RSW, explains trauma and how it impacts our mental health.  “Trauma simply is any event that a person goes through that they're unable to emotionally and mentally process because...

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What to Do When You Feel Anxious (Video)

“My name is Jeff Duke and I'm a clinical social worker at Bhatia Psychology Group. One of the things that can be helpful when you're experiencing anxiety is to go through some relaxation strategies. This can be a good way to address anxiety before it ever reaches the...

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How to Get Through a Panic Attack (Video)

"Hi, my name is Jeff Duke. I'm a clinical social worker at Bhatia Psychology Group. I'm talking today about what to do when you go through a panic attack. A panic attack is a very, very intense version of anxiety. You will likely feel a very rapid heartbeat. You might...

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4 Things You Can Do if Your Child is Struggling in School

4 Things You Can Do if Your Child is Struggling in School

It’s heartbreaking to see your child struggle at school — whether it’s with reading, writing, social activities other more. Fortunately, there are things you can do that could make a big difference! Below, we share several ways you can take action to support your...

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What is Anxiety and How to Treat It? (Video)

"Hi there, it's Dr. Maneet Bhatia, Clinical Psychologist. Today, I want to discuss anxiety. What is anxiety? Anxiety is a normal physiological response when we experience a physical threat. As long as we've existed, we've had signals for anxiety in order to flight or...

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Video: Mental Health Tips for Blue Monday

Video Transcript: "Hi there. This is Dr. Maneet Bhatia. Today is what they call Blue Monday, and whether or not there's merit to it, today is a really good day to reflect on our mental health, especially on a very, very cold day in Toronto Canada, where we are right...

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Video: Mental Health and Compassion

Video Transcript: "Hi, it's Dr. Bhatia here. Today, I would like to discuss mental health. As you know, mental illness affects everybody and does not discriminate. Just like we have physical health, we have mental health. However, despite that, there still remains a...

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What is High-Functioning Depression

What is High-Functioning Depression

“Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not, and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow High-functioning depression is more common than one might think. A person may seem to have it all together—without any of...

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What Does Anxiety Really Feel Like?

What Does Anxiety Really Feel Like?

There’s nothing as sneaky as anxiety; it catches you off guard, subtly infiltrates your daily life, and inserts itself into places it doesn’t belong – like in relationships, when you are at a social event, or when you’re trying to sleep. Most of us live our lives...

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Does Nutrition Affect Your Mental Health?

Does Nutrition Affect Your Mental Health?

Have you ever eaten a huge meal (think: holiday dinners) and felt lethargic and apathetic for the rest of the day (and maybe the next)? Then you have experienced the mood-altering effects of food—on a small scale. But did you know that the food we eat (or don’t eat)...

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Can’t Sleep? 10 Tips for a Better Night’s Rest

Can’t Sleep? 10 Tips for a Better Night’s Rest

More than ever, I am appreciating getting a good night’s sleep. I feel better the next day, revived, and ready to work. On the other hand, it is difficult sometimes for me to organize the day in such a way to make sure I get the sleep I need. I know I am not alone in...

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The Self-Compassion Guide

The Self-Compassion Guide

All of us face struggles, disappointments and losses. We all experience sadness, regrets, and failures. After all, it is these experiences that make us human. Hopefully, we can use these experiences to help us grow and adapt. Unfortunately, many individuals allow...

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Why Men Struggle with Work-Related Mental Health Issues

Why Men Struggle with Work-Related Mental Health Issues

Mind, a mental health charity, recently conducted a large survey of 15,000 employees across 30 organizations. When separating the results by gender, they found an alarming statistic. One in three men who reported having poor mental health believed that it was due to...

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Breaking the Stigma of Couples Therapy

Breaking the Stigma of Couples Therapy

What if you and your significant other had regular opportunities to revive and deepen your relationship, focus on each other’s needs, emotionally invest in one another, and practice healthy, open communication skills—all in a nonjudgmental, compassionate environment?...

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