Video Game Addiction is a Mental Disorder

Think your kid is addicted to video games? There could be something to it. The World Health Organization made video game addiction an official mental health disorder. The Geneva-headquartered organization  added “Gaming disorder” to the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems or “ICD-11,” which goes into effect in January 2022. The condition is included in the global medical guide within a …

Illicit Drug use in Canada and the Stats

Like in many countries, illicit drug use is an ongoing problem in Canada. In particular, much like the United States, Canada is currently experiencing an opioid epidemic, which has seen increases in hospitalizations and deaths due to heroin, fentanyl, and other opioids. As of 2019, around 24 percent of Canadians stated they felt the opioid issue in Canada was a …

Resentment impairs health, well-being, relationships, and work performance.

Do I want to be resentful? Is resentment keeping me from being the person, worker, partner, and parent I most want to be? Resentment is the persistent feeling that we’re being treated unfairly – not getting due respect, appreciation, affection, help, apology, consideration, praise, or reward. It keeps us locked in a devalued state, wherein it’s extremely difficult to improve …

“Sticks and Stones May Break my Bones, but Words Will Never Hurt Me.”

How often have you heard or said that age-old nursery rhyme about words — to yourself or someone you care about? Probably more times than you can remember. And while it has good intentions, the reality is it couldn’t be further from the truth… Words have tremendous power. They can hurt, and they can heal. They can tear down someone’s …

F.A.R. = Fear. Anger. Resentment.

Fear is about the future, that you will not get your way.  Anger is about the present, not getting your way now. Resentment is about the past, not getting your way in the past. The future, we cannot control, as the past we cannot change, where the present is where we really live.  To fear one’s future and to resent one’s past affects …

Hospital Wait Times up due to Addiction Cases

New numbers from a report looking at treatment and services for people who are dealing with mental health and addiction issues are troubling. The Canadian Institute for Health and Information (CIHI) found more than 400 people across Canada are hospitalized every day because of drug and alcohol abuse. It also found that one out of every 10 Canadians who visit …