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Why Men Have a Harder Time Seeking Treatment for Mental Health?

In 2017, the rate of men committing suicide was higher than women’s and that is mainly because the number of men suffering from depression is higher than expected and shown by each individual. That is why men tend to misuse drugs and alcohol more than women because the fear and stigma of showing weakness to the society. To keep the masculine image, men tend to rely on toxic masculinity which is how they are raised to be strong and quiet which automatically causes them to avoid asking for help and report their symptoms of depression so instead, as mentioned, they rely on drugs and alcohol. Dr. Raymond Hobbs believes that many men do not want to admit that they are mentally sick and that is because mental health issues are seen as signs of lack of personal fortitude and personal issues so instead of mental issue being treated as a real illness, men feel guilty and ashamed of it.

It is obvious that in terms of reducing the stigma of men’s mental health, men believing that they can fix themselves, either by using drugs and alcohol or ignoring the symptoms, can cause even worse situations for themselves which is why it is important to educate men and encourage them to seek help and realize that everyone can be affected by stress, anxiety and fear and there is no shame in admitting it. Dr. Hobbs also adds that mental problems are medical problems and relying on alcohol and drug not only can make the situation worse, it can also add physical illness such as bleeding problems, changes in brain function and etc.

Many symptoms of depression or mental illness are:

  • Mood swings
  • Weight changes
  • Unusual work performances
  • Physical pain
  • Loss of pleasure

Moreover the best way to determine whether a loved one is diagnosed with depression or not, is to book a one-time appointment for them to be examined by a professional or encourage them to take part in group session educate them more and make sure they know it is okay to ask for help.

 

In case of drug and alcohol abuse look for Professional help and in case of suicide call 911.

Keep in mind that it is best to seek professional help if the symptoms lasted for a long time.

If your loved one is struggling with Mental Health illness, we are here to help. Reach out to Kelburn Recovery Centre by calling +1 (855) 857 6768 or +1 (204) 275 2111.

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Mental Health Support Line during Covid-19

Kelburn Recovery Centre recognizes that Covid-19 Global Pandemic has caused confusion and uncertainty amongst the clients. Please remember that Kelburn Recovery Centre will remain open to further assist the clients individually and privately to cope with the trauma happening. We are pleased to inform you that we will continue to be open 24/7 to help people in crisis of mental health and addiction.

Call Support Line 204-770-8272 Mon-Fri 7am-5pm:

We are going through difficult times. Unemployment and accessing financial benefits are weighing heavily on us. These worries on their own can negatively impact our physical and mental health.
 
It’s hard to know what to do when the path isn’t clear. Kelburn Recovery Centre is here to help you in your time for need. Our professional staff will answer all your questions regarding mental health & addiction. 

Kelburn Recovery Centre is here to help you to manage your anxiety. we’re committed to continuing to serve our community by doing everything possible to make treatment available during this difficult time.

Keep in mind that it is best to seek professional help if the symptoms lasted for a long time.

If your loved one is struggling with alcoholism or drug addiction, we are here to help. Reach out to Kelburn Recovery Centre by calling +1 (855) 857 6768 or +1 (204) 275 2111.

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Men’s Mental Health

Although not taken as seriously as it should, a significant percentage of men suffer from depression. Based on surveys, researches and journals, men in the new generation are more likely to be diagnosed with postpartum depression. Because of the low priority given to men’s mental health and stereotypical belief about men and masculinity, the number of men suffering from mental health issues has increased in many countries such as Canada and United Kingdom.

Men and depression

This “Silent Crisis” has yet worsen in history because of men’s patriarchal view towards their own mental health; to them, showing any kind of weakness ,specifically mental, is a sign of them losing control and looking less capable to the society. According to Dr. Myers, a psychiatrist and clinical professor at UBC, “In men, mental illness can be masked. We’ve known for decades that women are more apt to recognize illness of any sort and go to their doctor. This doesn’t mean women are healthier, but that some men just repress.”, so while women publicly announce their need for health support, instead of talking and verbally dealing with these issues, men tend to rely on alcohol, abuse and violence verbally or physically, womanizing and basically acting out.

Unfortunately in many cases how men deal with life’s crisis such as divorce is very much linked to their mental health, and in some cases this cause serious damage such as committing suicide.

Moving forward

One of the most important things to do in these situations is spreading awareness and encouraging men to take their mental state seriously and not think less of themselves when they are facing illnesses. Family is a great way to encourage men to pay attention to their mental health or communicate with the doctor about the symptoms they are facing.

Many countries are increasing and widening their men’s mental health programs and knowledge to help reduce the high percentage of the new generation drowned in pain and stress. In Canada, this subject is fairly new but more information is given at any local mental health clinic or website about mental crisis.

 

In case of drug and alcohol abuse look for Professional help and in case of suicide call 911.

Keep in mind that it is best to seek professional help if the symptoms lasted for a long time.

If your loved one is struggling with Mental Health illness, we are here to help. Reach out to Kelburn Recovery Centre by calling +1 (855) 857 6768 or +1 (204) 275 2111.

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Is Grief a Mental Disorder? No, But it May Become One!

Coping with grief and loss has different ways of processing in terms of both time and methods which why it is important for the person in grief to be aware of all methods of getting over a loss.

Complicated Grief

In some occasions due to various reasons, the person in grief either ignores the grieving process or delays it and the “normal grieving” process does not happen; mostly this happens to a caregiver who has been taking care of a loved one for a long time which increases the risk of committing suicide this type of grief is called “complicated grief”. Here are some symptoms:

  • Blaming the person’s death on their selves and wishing to die
  • Feeling life is meaningless and losing touch with purpose of life
  • Not accepting one’s death and continue grieving for a long time

The loss of a child is one of the hardest things parents could go through which is why this type of grief is expected to take longer and slower processing time which can affect the family’s relationship towards each other. it is important that each family member has the time and respect to get over the loss in their own selective way and if needed, seek professional help so that the family members could understand the importance of getting over a grief and showing emotions and be patient and gentle with each other.

Coping with loss

Aside from getting professional help, it is important to accept someone’s death and try to move on from it, here are some tips:

  • Show emotions and stop pressuring and judging how to feel.
  • Find people to talk to so that the emotions can be expressed using words.
  • Avoid making major life decisions while in grief and be patient.
  • Staying healthy physically.
  • Do something creative such as art craft, writing and etc

While these tips are useful, it is also important how to respond to someone who has experienced loss of a loved one. For example;

What to say

  • Use the word “died” as an invitation to talk about the unfortunate event.
  • Offer support and express your concerns such as “tell me what can I do for you?” or “I’m not sure what to say…”
  • Don’t assume you know how they feel so be genuine.

What to do

  • Be there to show support by listening and showing that you care.
  • Offer help running errands such as shopping, cleaning…
  • Avoid showing empathy or discouraging them from grieving.

In case of drug and alcohol abuse look for Professional help and in case of suicide call 911.

Keep in mind that it is best to seek professional help if the symptoms lasted for a long time.

If your loved one is struggling with Mental Health illness, we are here to help. Reach out to Kelburn Recovery Centre by calling +1 (855) 857 6768 or +1 (204) 275 2111.

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Bipolar Disorder – Mental Health

Manic depression or Manic depressive disorder, today known as Bipolar disorder, causes mood swings that affects people’s energy, thinking, behavior and their performance in school, job or a daily routine in various ways; for example a manic episode can cause people to quit their jobs, overcharge their credit cards or sleep for as little as two hours and feel rested while a depressive episode in the opposite, causes hopelessness and low energy. The first episode of Bipolar Disorder usually appears in the teenage years. This disorder has no cause. For some it happens because of genetics, for some, abnormal thyroid function or high level of stress none of which are submitted causes for this disorder. External environment and psychological factors known as “triggers” could be cause of episodes; these triggers could be stress, substance abuse, medication seasonal changes and sleep deprivation. 

Bipolar Symptoms

Bipolar disorder can be treated both with medication and physical and mental exercise. Unlike what is believed, people with bipolar disorder are able to have normal and happy lives. Bipolar disorder can affect a person both mentally and physically; for example it can cause anxiety and heart diseases, migraines and high blood pressure, so it is important to know the symptoms of this illness. Bipolar disorder has three different kinds. Bipolar I Disorder is the classic manic depressive with manic or mixed episode followed by one episode of depression. Bipolar II Disorder is a combination of hypomania and depression. Finally, Cyclothymia is a milder form of cyclical mood swings with hypomania and mild depression. There are four types of mood episodes, mania, hypomania, depression and mixed episodes, and each has different and unique signs and symptoms, and still it is important to know that these signs can also be unique in different people.

  • Mania episode Symptoms include feeling unusually full of energy, creativity and euphoria. While a person with these symptoms may feel good in both mental and physical way, these episodes can cause reckless decisions and strange behaviors such as careless gambling, picking fights, lashing out, inappropriate sexual activities and foolish business decisions. In some cases people feel delusional as far as thinking they have abilities or powers and some hear voices.
  • The Hypomania symptoms are similar to Mania symptoms but less intense which results to being unusually happy and energetic but still recognizing reality. In addition to the obvious harms to relationships, career and reputation, hypomania can escalates to full-blown mania or major depressive episode.
  • The bipolar depression symptoms include feeling restless, unpredictable mood swings, loss of energy and gaining weight. Bipolar depression cannot be cured with regular depression medication, in fact it may make worse and escalate mania or hypomania episodes.
  • Mixed episode consists of mixed signals of mania, hypomania and depression for example, depression while feeling agitated, anxious or racing thought and insomnia which all can result to risk of committing suicide.

People who have developed this disorder may experience “rapid cycling” which they go through four or more episodes of mania or depression in 12 months’ time. These cycles are quick but dangerous.

Treatment for bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder is treatable. Some of the basic treatments include long-term treatment and relying on therapy and social support and lifestyle changes in addition to medication. The long-term treatment also includes self-help. Self-help is about lifestyle changes such as educating yourself more about this disorder, exercising such as running, walking, swimming and dancing and meditation such as yoga for mental health and stress control. Seeking support and staying in contact with family and friends helps people to feel better about themselves and so make healthy choices and keep in check with their mood swings to control them better.

Bipolar disorder and suicide

One of the most important harms of bipolar disorder is risk of suicide. People with bipolar disorder are in higher risk of suicide than people with regular depression. People with frequent depressive episode, mixed episode and alcohol or drug abuse are more likely to show signs of suicide which are talking about death, self-harm, feeling hopeless, worthless and acting reckless, seeking for weapons and pills to commit suicide.  

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, don’t wait to seek help! There are mental health crisis resources available 24/7. We are here to help you 💚 we’re committed to continuing to serve our community by doing everything possible to make treatment available during this difficult time.

Keep in mind that it is best to seek professional help if the symptoms lasted for a long time.

If your loved one is struggling with Mental Health illness, we are here to help. Reach out to Kelburn Recovery Centre by calling +1 (855) 857 6768 or +1 (204) 275 2111.

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Mental Health Awareness Month

For the month of May, Kelburn Recovery Centre will participate in Mental Health Awareness Month, which has taken place each May since 1949. We join with thousands of others in recognizing the importance of mental health, sharing wellness resources and information, and combating mental health stigma. We believe your mental health always matters. Every day, we are honored to connect people seeking care with licensed professionals who can help.

Many people are facing more mental health stressors and challenges than ever before due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, from sickness, to grief, to unemployment and financial difficulties, and stay-at-home orders that disrupt normal life.

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, don’t wait to seek help! There are mental health crisis resources available 24/7. We are here to help you 💚 we’re committed to continuing to serve our community by doing everything possible to make treatment available during this difficult time.

Keep in mind that it is best to seek professional help if the symptoms lasted for a long time.

If your loved one is struggling with alcoholism or drug addiction, we are here to help. Reach out to Kelburn Recovery Centre by calling +1 (855) 857 6768 or +1 (204) 275 2111.

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Domestic Violence rises during the COVID-19

It’s always hard to measure the scope of domestic violence—and it’s particularly hard during a Covid-19 pandemic when families are essentially confined to homes, where a victim can’t easily escape an abuser.

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Kelburn Recovery Centre is here to help you to manage your anxiety or addiction problems. we’re committed to continuing to serve our community by doing everything possible to make treatment available during this difficult time.

Keep in mind that it is best to seek professional help if the symptoms lasted for a long time.

If your loved one is struggling with alcoholism or drug addiction, we are here to help. Reach out to Kelburn Recovery Centre by calling +1 (855) 857 6768 or +1 (204) 275 2111.

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9 signs you’re drinking Too Much Alcohol during the COVID-19

We are stressed out in quarantine and turning to alcohol to cope with COVID-19. How much is too much? You might be drinking too much, keep an eye out for these signs:

1- You drink because you’re stressed.
2- You drink because you’re board.
3- You drink on the job.
4- You’re constantly worried about having enough alcohol.
5- Your responsibilities are falling to the wayside.
6- You’ve been making poor decisions while drunk.
7- You don’t feel good physically.
8- You experience withdrawal symptoms.
9- You want to stop drinking but can’t.

We are here to help you 💚

Kelburn Recovery Centre is here to help you to manage your anxiety. we’re committed to continuing to serve our community by doing everything possible to make treatment available during this difficult time.

Keep in mind that it is best to seek professional help if the symptoms lasted for a long time.

If your loved one is struggling with alcoholism or drug addiction, we are here to help. Reach out to Kelburn Recovery Centre by calling +1 (855) 857 6768 or +1 (204) 275 2111.

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Mental Health Support Line during Covid-19

Kelburn Recovery Centre recognizes that Covid-19 Global Pandemic has caused confusion and uncertainty amongst the clients. Please remember that Kelburn Recovery Centre will remain open to further assist the clients individually and privately to cope with the trauma happening. We are pleased to inform you that we will continue to be open 24/7 to help people in crisis of mental health and addiction.

Call Support Line 204-770-8272 Mon-Fri 7am-5pm:

We are going through difficult times. Unemployment and accessing financial benefits are weighing heavily on us. These worries on their own can negatively impact our physical and mental health.
 
It’s hard to know what to do when the path isn’t clear. Kelburn Recovery Centre is here to help you in your time for need. Our professional staff will answer all your questions regarding mental health & addiction. 

Kelburn Recovery Centre is here to help you to manage your anxiety. we’re committed to continuing to serve our community by doing everything possible to make treatment available during this difficult time.

Keep in mind that it is best to seek professional help if the symptoms lasted for a long time.

If your loved one is struggling with alcoholism or drug addiction, we are here to help. Reach out to Kelburn Recovery Centre by calling +1 (855) 857 6768 or +1 (204) 275 2111.

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Eating Disorders during Covid 19

The COVID-19 pandemic is changing our entire way of living. For those with eating disorders and disordered eating, it creates new stressors and disruptions to treatment plans.

Keep in mind that it is best to seek professional help if the symptoms lasted for a long time.

If your loved one is struggling with alcoholism or drug addiction, we are here to help. Reach out to Kelburn Recovery Centre by calling +1 (855) 857 6768 or +1 (204) 275 2111.

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