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Archive for August, 2014

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Does Depression Qualify for Disability Tax Credit?

Some severe mental health issues are disabling according to the Canada Revenue Agency. When topics of mental illness arise, people are quick to assume there is no financial support available. Contrary to popular belief, depressed individuals with ongoing pain and

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Support Groups for Emotional Healing

All people have emotions. Some individuals experience a heightened sensitivity to feelings though. Living with the burden of persistent emotional pain is difficult. This can result in depression, anger, relational challenges, grief, anxiety, self-esteem issues, and loneliness – just to

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Are You Depressed?

Most people go through periods of experiencing sadness, but did you know that one million Canadians are depressed? Depression is no small matter; it can be a seriously debilitating condition. Additionally, depression is estimated to be the “second leading cause

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1 in 5 Canadians Live with Mental Illness

1 in 5 Canadians deal with a mental illness at some point in their lives. While this is a widely distributed fact, the stigma and assumptions associated with mental illness often cloud the truth about mental health. Unfortunately, due to this

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Emotional Distress, Depression and Disability

It has been a few weeks since news of Robin Williams’ suicide shook the world. The sudden death of the beloved comedian brought important questions to light. One of the most common questions has been “why?” Why did the talented

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Abused Children are Helped by Animal-Assisted Therapy

Can children who have been abused really be helped by Animal-Assisted Therapy? Case studies have proven that they can. In what specific ways has Animal-Assisted Therapy fostered healing in abused children? Animal-assisted therapy helped an 8 year old girl named

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Preventing Abuse in Canada’s Disability Community

For some time, abuse has plagued Canada’s disability community. It doesn’t need to be this way in the future. If Canadians of all ability levels ban together to prevent mistreatment of people with disabilities, Canada will become a safer place.

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Causes of Abuse, Why it goes Unreported

Of the many questions that arise around the subject of abuse, perhaps the most common is this: Why? Why does abuse occur? We are beginning to understand that abuse occurs in the disability community more than other communities. Even though

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Why are People with Disabilities the Target of Abuse?

Many forms of abuse affect people throughout Canada. Forms of abuse that plague the disability community include (but are not limited to) physical, sexual, emotional and financial abuse, as well as neglect. Why are people with disabilities targets for abuse?

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Abuse in Canada’s Disability Community

It can seem distasteful to discuss abuse and neglect in Canada’s disability community. Regardless of the discomfort people feel when addressing such an issue, it is necessary we bring up the painful topic. Statistically speaking, many Canadians with disabilities face

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