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The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health Declaration of Racism as a Mental Health Crisis

An Open Letter Shared from the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health "Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is one of the core values of the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health. We acknowledge the impact of racism, sexism, and other structural oppressions on mental health, and speak out against these oppressions even when it is challenging to do so. What follows is a statement...[ read more ]

5 Empowering Mantras for Women Dealing with Workplace Disenfranchisement

As spiritual exercises like meditation and yoga rise in popularity, the concept of mantras has become more familiar. A mantra is a phrase you use in meditation to help you focus and create an intent that will be a positive driving force in your life. As you repeat the mantra during meditation, either out loud or in quiet thought, you’re...[ read more ]

Tips for Celebrating Black History Month within Your Organization

THE BEGINNINGS OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH American historian Carter G. Woodson established Black History Week in 1926 to honor and celebrate the contributions made by people of African descent. For approximately 50 years, the second week of February was reserved for this celebration. It coincided with the birthdays of abolitionist/editor Frederick Douglass and President Abraham Lincoln, who supported the 13th amendment to the...[ read more ]

Intergenerational & Transgenerational Trauma from Racism

In the early 2000s, Brent Bezo, a student in the doctoral psychology program at Carleton University in Ottawa, was living with his wife in Ukraine when they began picking up on subtle notes of resentment and skepticism from the native population. In his conversations with the locals, Bezo specifically remembers detecting references to the Holodomor, a historical event in the...[ read more ]

How Counseling Can Help You Reach Your Goals in the New Year

If you struggle to set goals, let alone reach them, you are definitely not alone. In fact, it is thought that roughly 92% of the population has found it hard to stick to goals. This constant cycle of trying to set beneficial life or health goals, but never quite reaching them, can ultimately lead to depression. That’s because reaching goals...[ read more ]

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