In British Columbia, people who have (or are perceived to have) mental disabilities can be detained in facilities for their benefit or for the benefit of others. For those in mental health detention, the loss of personal liberty is on
Trauma typically refers to the body or the mind being overwhelmed by a substantial event. Psychological trauma, in particular, occurs when a distressing event causes the sufferer to question their beliefs and destroy their assumptions of trust.
Marriage and Family Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that addresses the behaviours of all members of the family as a whole, and looks into the way these behaviours affect other members of the family as well as relationships between each family
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that affects people throughout the long, dark winter months. For many, whether they are diagnosed with depression year-round, or experience SAD in the winter months only, getting through
Crimes can cause psychological damage to the victims, as well as their close family members and friends. Because no one ever expects to be a victim, the element of surprise can cause strong reactions in a victim as it inhibits their ability to
When someone has a gambling problem, they tend to slowly lose control over how much time and money they are losing on the habit. This type of addiction puts immense stress on both the person affected, and their families for a number of reasons in
When struggling with depression, having a solid support system can be essential. That being said, the relationships of those struggling with depression are put under pressure, especially when the symptoms of depression rear up.
Those who have had loved ones become addicted to drugs or alcohol know all too well that addiction is not a one-way street. The behaviours of those who are addicted affect all of their close friends and family in a negative way. Unfortunately
Many people do not believe that communication within their marriage is the same as the communication problems that they have at work, or in their day to say world. Unfortunately, many people tend to fall into the same communication errors with their
Supporting a loved one that has struggled with addiction can be a life-long process. If they have made the choice to enter a drug, alcohol or addiction rehab program then they will be on the road towards addiction recovery and will need support