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Why deal with parenting struggles on your own? We’ve gathered some of the best resources and information on maternal mental health, parenting, and behaviour and made them into easy-to-read articles.

Expert Tips For When You Feel Triggered by Your Baby’s Crying

Let’s talk about crying, baby crying. I cannot tell you how often I hear from moms in my office that their baby crying is a trigger for anger or anxiety. And it makes so much sense. When our baby is crying we often feel helpless, like something is wrong and we don’t know what to do to help them feel better. Or we feel angry, like we have done everything they need and still they are unhappy with us. It can directly impact our self worth as a parent, and can make us doubt our parenting abilities. It makes sense that your baby crying can trigger feelings of anger, anxiety, depression.

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How Can You Support Your Loved Ones With Mental Illness? #BellLet’sTalk Opens the Conversation.

You may have heard about “Bell Let’s Talk Day”, and wondered what it is all about. Bell Canada will be promoting and encouraging conversations on mental health through their annual campaign: Bell Let’s Talk. On January 31st, for every text/call from a Bell phone or social media post that includes #BellLetsTalk, Bell Canada will donate 5 cents towards mental health initiatives. This campaign is easy to participate in, as you can participate all day and from anywhere! Not only does Bell Let’s Talk raises funds for mental health supports and services, but also raises awareness and opens discussions about mental health.

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5 Expert Tips to Help You Cope with Negative Thoughts!

2. Do Not Fight The ANTS
Do not think about a pink elephant. No matter what: do not think about a pink elephant. Close your eyes and do not picture a pink elephant. Try it. Impossible right? No matter how hard you tried to avoid thinking about a pink elephant you still thought of it, and pictured it in your mind. ANTS work the same way. The harder you try to fight them, the more they seem to take over. Instead of fighting these thoughts, therapists suggest allowing yourself to have the thought, but reminding yourself that it is just a thought and nothing more. Allow the thought to pass through your mind, acknowledge it, and then try to move on.

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