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Win an iPad Air, Mini or Nano

[ February 3, 2015 to March 31, 2015. ] Speak Up’s 2015 15 Seconds 4 Change “This is Mental Health” campaign gives you a chance to win an iPad Air, ipad Mini or iPod Nano!

This campaign aims to engage you in a broader discussion around mental health so that you can help better yourself, others and society in general (check out a previous post [...]

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Hope for Self-Injurers

Do you have a friend who cuts their body with a sharp object till they bleed? How about someone who holds a hot lighter or burning cigarette against their hand or forearm? This behaviour is commonly referred to as self-injury/self-harm/self-mutilation. While it’s not considered a mental disorder, the majority of adolescents who self-injure meet the [...]

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My Mood is Out of Order

Comedian & actor Robin Williams entertained, inspired and made us lol in movies like Mrs. Doubtfire, Good Will Hunting, Dead Poet’s Society, Patch Adams, Hook and more. His death by suicide last week came as a surprise as was the revelation that he had been struggling with severe depression.
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My Mental Doesn’t Feel Healthy

Mental health problems often first develop during adolescence or early adulthood, with half of all mental disorders beginning by age 14, and 75 percent beginning by age 24.
Wow, that’s a crazy stat huh?! What you might think is just your friend acting weird could actually be them showing signs of a mental disorder.
There’s a number [...]