We believe that everyone should have access to the mental support they need—when, where and how they need it. We offer support and educational services to those that are struggling - and their loved ones. We also work to increase community awareness about mental health and mental illness.
Our programs are open to everyone, regardless of religion, ethnic background, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or race.
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Diane Boca has always found peace in nature. Tending her garden and taking walks in the outdoors brings her a sense of peace and tranquility that she wants to share with the world.
The Tulips for Ashley plant swap fundraising event is a way to do this while also fostering a sense of community. We hope that this will be the first of many annual events. Tulips for Ashley enables people across the country to host independent fundraising events in or outside of their homes to support people impacted by Borderline Personality Disorder.
For a small donation, participants can exchange plants from their garden, brightening up someone else’s garden and sprucing up their own .They can also purchase floral arrangements without a swap. Your valuable donations will be put towards helping those suffering from this mental illness.
The management and display of emotions has become a hidden job requirement for many Canadian employees. If you interact directly with clients or customers, you are often required to display certain “expected” emotions, while suppressing your true feelings.
For example, a barista is expected to serve “coffee with a smile” even if the customer has been rude and disrespectful. A nurse has to put away their own feelings of grief after losing a patient so that they can help their next patient. Emotions are a part of our human experience. They are the basis for which we experience happiness, peace, anger or strength…but what happens when our personal feelings and emotions clash with our work life? What are the consequences associated with this type of work activity?
Join Dr. Diana Singh and Dr. Shirin Khayambashi for a four-part series about emotional labour and its health consequences. This four-part series about emotional labour and its health consequences.
Session one will be released on Monday, March 15.
Session two will be released on Monday, March 22.
Session three will be released on Monday, March 29.
This live session will take place on Sunday, April 11 from 2 - 3 p.m.
Dr.Uliaszek reviews the six levels of validation discussed in Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) DBT, and provides examples of how to incorporate these tools in therapy. Topics covered include the pitfalls of invalidation in interpersonal relationships and how to bring a mindful, validating presence to interactions with friends, family, co-workers, and significant others...
Ms. Sonya Varma provides an introduction to what mindfulness is, speaking briefly about the research supporting it, and its importance in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).
Dr. Fitzpatrick discussed what is known about how BPD impacts family and partner relationships. She addressed how people with BPD navigate relationships, as well as how BPD symptoms impact and are impacted by communication problems in a relationship. She also discussed the potential of trauma and PTSD in family members of someone with BPD. This event is co-presented by The Ashley Boca Mindfulness Foundation and The Sashbear Foundation.
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a gold standard psychological intervention for borderline personality disorder (BPD). While it began as an intervention targeting suicidal behavior, it has now been validated for a range of disorders...
In a 45 minute webinar, Dr. Fitzpatrick provides an easy-to-understand overview of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), how researchers currently understand it, and briefly describe what the science says about how to treat it.
Drs. Diana Singh and Jessica Rizk discuss the topic of stressors and stress responses, including research that supports why it’s important to build healthier strategies.
Online Workshop Tool: The Planner | “From surviving to thriving” Great West Life | Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace (A resource developed in partnership with McMaster University)