Mental Health and Well-being (Page 3)

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

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Keeping “DUDES” connected during the pandemic

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“The primary goal of our work is to increase social connectedness,” explains Frank Cohn, director of DUDES Club, a British Columbia-based non-profit organization that promotes men’s health and wellness, particularly among Indigenous communities.
 

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The benefits of exercise for your physical and mental health

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While the benefits of physical activity on physical health are well known, being active can also be an effective pathway to good mental health. Here are some ways that exercise can benefit your overall health.

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21 days of wellness challenge

Join us from March 1-31 for the #21DaysOfWellness challenge on Twitter!

COVID-19 has made things extra tough this year. It is more important than ever to find activities to help care for your mental health.

Doing something for 21 days is a great way to start a habit of taking care of yourself and working to build your resilience.

Supporting mental health needs after the devastation of Eta and Iota

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The health needs in Honduras following Hurricanes Eta and Iota are vast, but it’s not just the physical health needs that we are seeing on the ground. As a country that has been dealing with impacts of economic instability, violence, the COVID-19 pandemic and now, the aftermath of two destructive hurricanes, the mental health needs in Honduras are immense and cannot be ignored.

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Friendly Call program brings Canadians together

Could a simple phone call be the cure for loneliness? Loneliness is of course a complex state of being, but many isolated Canadians are finding reprieve from the often overwhelming feeling through friendly phone calls. Although one phone call may not offer a cure, participants in the Canadian Red Cross Friendly Call Program are finding it does open the door to conversation, friendship, and mutual respect. 

Thousands Zoom into virtual stress management sessions

As kids adapted to the new virtual ‘classroom,’ a Zoom visit by Red Cross Ambassador, Saskatchewan Roughrider Dan Clark, was a welcome chance to chat about dealing with stress for a group of Yorkton, SK students.

Cyberbullying: is your home as safe as you think?

Even though colder months keep kids indoors more frequently, it’s still important to wonder where they are. Even though kids are home, most homes have access to the Internet, increasing the threat of online risks such as cyberbullying. Even inside a home, a youth can feel harassed, threatened and bullied as cyberbullying can be done anonymously and done across all social media and other online platforms.

Bullying goes beyond the schoolyard

The school year has ended, but for students who are victims of bullying, often the problem doesn’t stop when they step away from the classroom. More than one in three Canadians say they have witnessed an act of cyberbullying, whether it was against someone they know or someone they don’t know.

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