An anxiety disorder causes unexpected or unhelpful anxiety that seriously impacts our lives, including how we think, feel, and act.Continue readingAnxiety
More Reading on Mental Health
Below you will find links to a variety of reading materials from fiction to non fiction as well as research that build our knowledge and understanding of mental health.
Information is provided from a wide range of sources. We try to keep information as current as possible, however, some research may appear dated; is still very relevant and can provide insights that showcase the progression of thought over time.
Please note: the books and articles listed do not necessarily reflect the position of CMHA NS.
Depression is a mental illnesses that change the way people feel, often making them feel empty or sad, and makes it hard for them to go about their daily routine.Continue readingDepression
Good mental health is necessary to cope with the normal stresses of life.Continue readingGeneral Mental Health
Grief is part of being human, but that doesn’t mean we have to go through the journey alone.Continue readingGrief
The Mindset ProjectContinue readingMental Health and Entrepreneurship
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) causes a person to exhibit behaviours that are much more intense and disruptive and are fuelled by unwanted thoughts that don’t go away.Continue readingObsessive Compulsive Disorder
There are many mental illness that do not fit into any particular “category.”Continue readingOther Mental Illnesses
A deeply ingrained pattern of behaviour, causing long-term difficulties in personal relationships or in functioning in society.Continue readingPersonality Disorders
The population of Canada is going through a dramatic shift where one in four Canadians will be over the age of 65, by 2036; projections note that the aging population is at a high risk for experiencing mental health issues. Nova Scotia’s population is leading the aging population trend with more than 20% of its […]Continue readingSeniors
Resources: CASEL Edutopia Daniel Goleman (author of the New York Times best seller Emotional Intelligence) Daniel Siegel (author of many books around SEL)Continue readingSocial and Emotional Learning