Balance Blog

Balance is CMHA Calgary’s mental health blog, which aims to raise awareness, provide hope, build community and promote mental wellness through personal stories, mental health tips and information, expert opinions and community insights.
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    What is Toxic Positivity?

    Being a positive person is not a bad thing, however, responding to other people’s negative emo...

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    Lift Each Other Up on Pink Shirt Day!

    The Origin of Pink Shirt Day On his first day of 9th grade, a Canadian male student wore a pink shir...

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    Appreciating International Day of Education

    Not all youth have the opportunity to sit at a desk and learn from a teacher. For some children, the...

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    Mental Illness In Media

    Television shows, movies, podcasts, books, and other forms of entertainment have not always been too...

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    Prioritize Your Mental Health This Holiday Season

    This holiday season, you may find yourself not feeling as joyous for winter activities with your fam...

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    Establishing A Mentally Healthy Classroom

    It’s never been more important to create a space for students to feel emotionally, mentally, and p...

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    Back To School: How To Stay Mentally Well

    Since the onset of the pandemic, most students from elementary to high school have been in and out o...

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    Mental Health vs. Mental Illness

    What is the difference? Let’s first watch one of our YouthSMART: Fact or Fiction videos to fin...

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    Understanding The Feelings Wheel

    What is the Feelings Wheel? Sometimes it’s difficult to describe how you’re feeling in the momen...

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