This site is a resource for mental health practitioners, for people in therapy, and for people who are interested in more information about mental health issues.
I have a bachelor’s degree in psychology and in computer science from the University of Alberta and I am currently working on my masters degree in Counselling Psychology.
The purpose of this blog in general is several-fold:
- For members of the public – to learn about matters of mental health.
- For people suffering from mental illness – to learn more about their illness and connect with free or low cost resources and worksheets.
- For mental health practitioners – to connect with free or low cost resources and worksheets for your clients.
I am working on my Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. I have a lot of studies under my belt already, and I try to be thorough in my research. However, if you ever notice that I got a detail or concept wrong, please point it out to me, preferably privately through the contact form, but in the comments is okay also. I would rather have errors pointed out one way or the other! (Not that I plan on making any.)
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. I get a lot of e-mail, so I cannot promise a personal response or a timely response. However, I do read all of my e-mail.
What to do if you or a friend are in crisis at this moment…
This is something I say in more than one post because it bears repeating: If you are in a serious depression right now, and you think you might be a danger to yourself, please reach out for support and keep reaching out until you get proper help. I would suggest starting by calling your local emergency number if you are actually on the verge of harming yourself. Alternately, you could call a local distress line or hotline in your area.
World wide list of crisis lines
International Association for Suicide Prevention, a division of the World Health Association
An easy to see at a glance list of help lines by country