Check out this piece about Stigma in the Globe and Mail: Canadians, let’s do better

pexels photo 976863Recently the Globe and Mail published an article about how judgemental Canadians continue to be about mental health diagnoses. You can read the article here.

As mental health clinicians, it made us ask this question: “Exactly, why are mental health diagnoses so stigmatized? Do people think it is an act of weakness to go to therapy, or to seek help for mood issues?”

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Are you addicted to your own brand of “chaos”?

black and white city crosswalk 842339 smallIf you have untreated ADHD, you might feel like you can only get things done once they become urgent in your mind. You might struggle with decisions and task management over and over again in a day. And you might assume that this is the way everyone lives - from rushed thing to rushed thing. You may be so used to this way of thinking that you don’t know how it could possibly be different. Perhaps most importantly, you may not even be aware of how often you are bringing stress on yourself in order to get what you need done, or to get to the place you are going.

It can be so exhausting to live in a state of chaos.

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