Entries by Stigma-Free Society

Job Posting: Remote Office Administrator

Job Description: We are looking to find someone who can juggle and master multiple administration tasks by applying their broad knowledge and skills. Reporting to the Operations and Engagement Manager, this position fills big shoes and oversees various SFS systems i.e.) filing, registers, email, zoom bookings, program bookings. This position is vital to keeping our […]

The 3 Principles Youth Group

By: Sanjana Karthik The 3 Principles of Psychology is a concept taught by Sydney Banks, a Canadian broadcaster and producer. This is a concept that is showcased across the globe; supporting more people in experiencing a richer life. The 3 Principles Youth Group is a free opportunity for youth to have meaningful conversations once a […]

Mindfulness and DBT for Mental Health

Mindfulness and DBT (dialectical behaviour therapy) are two related and powerful practices that you can cultivate by following some simple self-care exercises. What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness arises from non-judgemental attention to the present moment. It involves tuning in to what is happening right now, both within yourself and in your external environment. Learning to slow […]

Storwell Self Storage Offers a $2,000 Annual Bursary to Help Foster Children Pursue Their Post-Secondary Education

According to the Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada, right now there are approximately 63,000 Canadian children living in permanent care with foster families, extended family, or in group homes. Across the country, 235,000 children and youth have been identified as having experienced or being at risk of experiencing abuse and neglect. These children and youths […]

How To Talk To Your Child About Mental Health

Talking to a child about their mental health may seem like a daunting task, but one of the most critical aspects to managing mental illness is WIDE OPEN COMMUNICATION. The more comfortable you are with talking about emotions, feelings and, if need be, illness, the more solid the foundation of trust you will build with […]

Amanda Sprayberry’s Story

Can you tell us a bit about yourself and how you use writing and blogging as a way of coping with mental illness? I began writing in my early teenage years. I never felt like I could voice the emotions I was feeling, so writing was the outlet that I know many to understand as […]

Kristiyana’s Mental Health Story: Becoming Your Own Best Friend

Kristiyana Yordanova is 24-years-old and is currently studying psychology and neuroscience at the University of British Columbia. She spoke to us about learning to manage her destructive negative thoughts and how to avoid toxic relationships to find greater self-compassion and self-esteem. Can you please share a bit about yourself and your passion for mental health […]

Stigma-Free Faces Fundraiser Success

With the goal of supporting the growth and development of vital mental health programming, on May 26th, 2022 the Stigma-Free Society hosted the “Stigma-Free Faces Fundraiser.” The event featured inspiring videos and livestream interviews with diverse community members who have lived experience of mental health challenges and are advocating to stomp out stigma and discrimination […]

How to Manage Re-Entry Anxiety

As lockdown measures lift across Canada, concerns about the aftereffects of the COVID-19 pandemic remain high. If you are experiencing anxiety about re-entering the workplace and resuming your regular habits, you are not alone! The good news is that there are proactive steps you can take to manage and overcome your worries. Accept Uncertainty You […]

Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder

The Stigma-Free Society recently had an eye-opening and important conversation with a thirty-year-old woman who lives with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). She wishes to remain anonymous due to the stigma that is unfortunately often associated with personality disorders. For those of us who are unfamiliar with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), can you tell us what […]