New year’s resolutions. We’ve all made them. We’ve all broken them. Sometimes we wonder, “why do I even bother?” Understand that, like many things in life that don’t often pan out, new year’s resolutions are made with the best intentions. But good intentions aren’t enough. In fact, intentions alone, without a plan that’s followed through…
Are you on an insurance plan that covers counselling or therapy services? Have you used up your allowance for 2017 yet? If not, you could be losing out on hundreds of dollars in savings. Now’s a great time to book appointments with Capital Choice Counselling in Ottawa, right through the end of December 2017. That…
Holiday stress. Why is it that two seemingly diametrically opposed words can form a such a stirring phrase? After all, this is supposed to be a time of year that’s filled with celebrations, coming together with friends and family, and all about joy. In theory. In reality, however, the holidays – Christmas, New Year’s, and…
It happens every year. Twice a year in fact. Once going forward, and once going backward. Just an hour, one hour out of 168 in the week. And yet that hour can have a tremendous impact. It’s more than the hour, of course, more than the sudden shift in time, but also a gradual shift…
Do you find yourself down, distressed or depressed after watching or reading the news? If so, you’re not alone. More and more, as we’ve become inundated with information, we’re presented with news and current events that are difficult to process. Fires, hurricanes, earthquakes, floods… and those are just the natural disasters! Add to that a…
In a perfect world, anyone with depression would be able to talk openly about it at work.
“Do I have both?! And if so, which do we treat first? Which came first?” These are common questions we hear from patients and would-be patients here in Ottawa.
Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D) is a term that describes our susceptibility to cyclical depressive periods during the fall and winter seasons. A product of genetic chance combined with the right environmental circumstance, S.A.D is a disorder prevalent in Ottawa, effecting thousands of people throughout the city. Getting through the winter is tough when you suffer from…
In Canada, four women engage therapy concerning depression for every one man, and yet the CMHA reports that four men commit suicide for every one woman. Our culture brings many men to believe that vulnerable is a liability, and thus never admit to others, or sometimes even themselves, that they are depressed. Understand the social situation that men…
There’s a reason your Facebook homepage might be showing more pictures of sunny beaches with luxurious white sands like the one above – it is that time of year where many Ottawa residents are dreaming of summer. Yet, not everyone is able to take a week off to the sunny south, and for many, the…