How Depression Affects Teens – And How To Overcome It
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How Depression Affects Teens – And How To Overcome It

Depression is a mood disorder that has both psychological and physical effects. Many people dismiss it as “just a mood problem,” but depression is more than just that. Depression is a real illness, and as such, requires proper treatment to be overcome.   The WHO estimates that around 300 million people are affected by depression...

How to Cope with the Mental & Emotional Health Effects of Bullying
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How to Cope with the Mental & Emotional Health Effects of Bullying

  Chances are unfortunately high that any of us, at some point in our lives, will have an experience related to bullying, be it directly or indirectly. It may vary in intensity and circumstance, but all forms of bullying potentially pose a major issue. Why? Because bullying can happen anywhere, from schools to playgrounds, in...

Short Days & The Psychological Effect On Teens
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Short Days & The Psychological Effect On Teens

While it might seem silly to some, it is well documented that sunlight is a large influencer on the mental health of people young and old alike. The common term for when you start to feel blue when hours of sunlight begin to drop in the winter months is Seasonal Affective Disorder.   Studies have...

Finding Strategies to Deal With the Back-to-School Blues
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Finding Strategies to Deal With the Back-to-School Blues

Back-to-school is often a very exciting time for students – a time when they can see their friends again, show off their new wardrobe, and take the new classes that they have been looking forward to since the summer. But school can also be a time when a young person’s depression, anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder...

Self-Harm, Depression & Your Teen
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Self-Harm, Depression & Your Teen

Teenage Self-Harming Seeing evidence of your child self-harming, or hurting themselves with intention, can be a terrifying experience for a parent. In addition to the fear, you may be unsure of what to do or say, and want desperately to stop the behaviour. This is a common experience for many parents, as the instances of self-harm...

Does My Child or Teen Need Therapy?
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Does My Child or Teen Need Therapy?

“Does my son need therapy?” “Should I get my daughter counselling?” There are questions we’re asked all the time here at Capital Choice Counselling in Ottawa. The series of events – or the long, gradual decline – that brought you to this place is significant and shouldn’t be diminished in any way. Chances are, if...

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