Inspired by mental illness and the workplace, Canadian illustrator Harrison Wheeler, a former vice principal and mental health advocate aims to create transformative artwork based on his lived experiences with bipolar disorder and addictions. From overcoming 10+ years in recovery, Wheeler attributes his creative spirit as a driving force for self-actualization, which led him to surpass the mental, physical, and spiritual adversities present in his life.
Back to school can be a stressful time for many children and parents. Whether you are sending your child to kindergarten for the first time, off to university, or anywhere in between, it is important to be mindful of the impact of these transitions on your mental health and theirs. Recognizing the impact on your mental health can help you plan, stay productive at home and at work, and be proactive to address any concerns that may arise.
We are guilty of it too…. Using our smart phone all day, everyday! Over 55% of the Canadian population has a smart phone - but are we really that smart? What are the implications of smart phones? How do they impact our overall health and our workplace productivity?
Consider how much time you are spending on your smart phone every day. I know that I use it both at home and at work, and am always connected....
Through our discussions with companies and individuals, we have noticed a strong desire for individuals to learn more about how to self-assess changes in mood, self-care and general wellbeing.
We're always happy when interest is shown in self-assessment. Identifying changes in yourself is the first step to making change in your life as you can reflect on experiences that are affecting you either positively and negatively. Tracking every so often can help show subtle changes in yourself over time which you might otherwise miss.
We have come across many helpful resources and want to share a few quick and easy self-assessment tools with you!