Can Animals Improve Our Moods?

Whether you grew up with an animal pal, are an avid pet owner, or just enjoy playing with your friend’s dog or cat, for many of us there is a distinct and pure happiness associated with interacting with animals.  But are animals just a happy furry distraction, or do they really have the power to substantially

What is Schizophrenia?

What is schizophrenia? Schizophrenia is a common mental health disorder worldwide, with up to 2% of the population seen as exhibiting symptoms. The main factor with schizophrenia is a marked and consistent inability to differentiate between what is real and what isn’t real, generally involving hallucinations (false perceptions like voices) and delusions (a set of

When Is the Right Time to Seek Counselling?

“Do I Need Counseling?” Thankfully, we live in a day and age where therapy has shed the stigma of only being for ‘crazy’ people. And yet the outdated notion still persists that you have to feel awful or have a life that is in pieces to benefit from counselling. The result? Even if we suspect we