Since 2019 SARS-CoV-2 has been destroying and taking lives across the globe. Over the years, more and more people have been devastated by the long-lasting health and financial impacts of a Covid infection. The need for more awareness and advocacy has never been greater.

In 2023 Long Covid patients, caregivers and allies began this Long Covid awareness campaign to unite people across the globe to: 

  • Increase Long Covid visibility 

  • Prevent COVID infections 

  • Empower patients 

  • Share support and resources

  • Educate about the symptoms of Long Covid

  • Highlight the need to fund relevant research 

The three colors in the ribbon represent:past present and future of Long Covid

Gray: Loss and Grief

Teal: Hope and Support

Black: Loneliness and Isolation

International Long Covid Awareness Day: March 15th

International Long Covid Awareness Month: March

Happy Lunar New Year

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Wishing all who are celebrating a joyous, healthy and prosperous Year of the Dragon

February is Psychology Month

February is recognized as “Psychology Month” in Canada, and this designation holds significant importance. Mental illness stands as one of the primary causes of disability, highlighting the necessity of increased awareness. By fostering greater understanding, we aim to ensure that everyone comprehends the profound impact it can have on an individual’s ability to function effectively.

In 2024, Psychology Month in Canada is centered around the pressing issue of the climate crisis. This theme underscores the crucial connection between human behavior and climate change and prompts us to consider how we can address the issue from a psychological perspective.

Human behavior significantly shapes climate change through various actions, such as consumption patterns, transportation choices, and energy usage. Recognizing this, we can approach the climate crisis by understanding the psychological factors driving these behaviors and implementing strategies to encourage sustainable actions on individual, community, and societal levels.

Furthermore, climate change has profound effects on mental health, including increased anxiety, stress, and trauma due to environmental disasters, displacement, and uncertainty about the future. It’s imperative to address these mental health impacts by providing support, resources, and interventions to affected individuals and communities.

Psychologists play a crucial role in all phases of our collective response to the climate crisis. Many are actively involved in research, advocacy, policy development, and community outreach to raise awareness, promote sustainable behaviors, and mitigate the damage from this global catastrophe.

As individuals, we can also contribute to the solution by educating ourselves about the psychological aspects of climate change, adopting sustainable practices in our daily lives, advocating for environmental policies, and supporting mental health initiatives that address the impacts of climate change. Together, we can work towards a healthier planet and a brighter future for all.

Happy New Year

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As the year draws to an end, we wanted to extend our heartfelt appreciation to our clients.

We are immensely grateful for the chance to be a part of your individual development and health journey. Working with you has been an honor, and we value the opportunity to assist and stand by you as you strive for well-being. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your growth and wellness endeavors.

~ Dr. Owen & Kathy James