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Emotions are part of being human, but at times emotions can be strong, overwhelming, or feel out of control. Many of us are much better at noticing negative or hurtful emotions rather than good or positive emotions. Some of us grow up in homes or environments that make us feel like we have to keep our true feelings hidden. And difficult life experiences like trauma can encourage us to push down or ignore painful feelings so we don’t have to confront them. All of these and more can have a major impact on mental health and well-being, but learning to manage emotions can put you in control. In this issue, you can explore many different formal and informal approaches to work through and manage feelings, including different psychotherapies. You’ll also find easy strategies to try at home the next time you start to feel overwhelmed with an emotion.
The Big Picture
My Life With Feelings: Confessions from a counsellor
Anxiety in Uncertain Times
Stories + Strategies
Don’t simply survive. Live!
Energy in Motion: Understanding and embodying our emotions as self-care through ancestral medicine
(Navdeep Kaur Gill)
Pouring Fuel on the Hypomanic Fire: How bipolar mood episodes and alcohol abuse wreak havoc
Imperfection is Beauty: My personal struggles with an eating disorder
Let’s Get Messy! What is art therapy and how can it help?
What If Yogi Berra Was Right? Celebrating kids through sport
Emotions of a Front Line Worker
My Diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder: The life sentence that isn’t
Looking Ahead: Supporting Parents
I Didn’t Know What Mental Health Was Supposed to be Like
Parenting Parents: Challenges of helping immigrant parents with substance use
(Manvinder Gill and Ravia Dhaliwal)