Mental Health and Well-being

Read blog posts from the Canadian Red Cross about mental health and well-being, including tips and resources.

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Mental health and men: how to support your loved ones

Men also experience mental health challenges, including depression and anxiety. Knowing this, why don’t we hear about it more? Whether it’s a family member or a friend you are worried about, here are some tips to spot depression and to support someone going through it, as well as some resources.

Language, culture, and mental health support following a disaster

Guy Choquet, the Red Cross Director of Operations, Alberta Fire Recovery in Fort McMurray was one of thousands of people evacuated when flood waters came into the downtown area on April 26, 2020.
Choquet was also instrumental in supporting the Flood Collaborative, a group of local community organizations that formed to identify and address any gaps in services as residents began the recovery process.

Tips to support your wellbeing during holidays

The holiday season is approaching and for some, it can bring a range of emotions. It can be a joyful time of coming together with loved ones, as well as a challenging reminder of loss and hardship. Regardless of our circumstance, we all experience stress in different ways and it’s important to find the tools that help you manage. Here, we share some suggestions.

2022 holiday gift guide: for a stress-free giving (and receiving!) season

The season of hot chocolates, slippers and cozy blankets is here. This year, the Canadian Red Cross is making it easier for you with our 2022 holiday gift guide for a stress-free gift giving (and receiving) season.

Behind the scenes with Red Cross' Kate Stene

Growing up in a family of emergency responders and with a background in healthcare, it was Kate’s lifelong dream to work within the humanitarian sector, especially with the Red Cross. In her present role, she leads a team that’s specifically trained and dedicated to providing Mental Health and Psychosocial Support to those impacted by extreme weather events in B.C.
 

Total strangers to true companions

Despite being brought together out of an unfortunate circumstance, the powerful impact of Chris and George’s story is bright, inspiring, and heartwarming. The bond the two now have speaks to the undeniable importance of human connection and how something as simple as having a conversation can make a world of difference to someone.

Mix up your summer game plan with five new things to try

After some very different summers during the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are more than ready to start exploring and socializing, making up for those times we were isolated from the people, places and activities that are dear to us. Here are five new things to try this summer, to mix up your summer game plan:

How Danielle honours those who never came home from residential schools: Setting the children free

Learn how Danielle Robinson uses her art to help her and those around her navigate their feelings through the current events impacting Indigenous Peoples in Canada this last year. The Canadian Red Cross Society is honoured that Indigenous people such as Danielle Robinson choose to avail their expertise to our humanitarian objectives.

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