Sleep is an important yet often over-looked aspect of not only our physical well-being, but also our emotional and mental well-being. Both insufficient sleep and poor sleep quality can lead to depression, anxiety, irritability, obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, or injuries.
Burnaby Counselling Group recognizes the significant challenges that many British Columbians are currently facing as a result of the BC wildfires that continue to wreak havoc on so many families and communities. This type of emergency situation can contribute to declining mental health and even to a mental health crisis, as sometimes feelings of hopelessness and helplessness become too big and overwhelming.
A few of you may be wondering why experts have raised concerns about the Netflix TV series “13 Reasons Why”. This show depicts an adolescent’s suicide, with the show centering around uncovering of clues about why she killed herself.
As a Christian Psychologist, I have witnessed a number of misconceptions about the nature and treatment of mental health issues among fellow Christians. I am aware that many of my clients, friends and acquaintances do not feel comfortable disclosing their mental health issues to other Christians, often due to a fear of being judged for their struggles.