Zac McHugh, founder of Change of Pace, brings his personal recovery experience to a fitness gym in Squamish, aiming to provide support and mentorship [image: istockphoto]
Some people say mid-winter is the most depressing time of year—when cold and dark days, holiday bills, and already-lapsed new year’s resolutions catch up with us
Whether you believe that or not, it’s never a bad time to reflect on how time-of-year stresses and opportunities can affect your mental health. HeretoHelp.bc.ca, British Columbia’s nationally-acclaimed website on mental health and substance use, offers 8 tips to winterproof your mental well-being. “These tips are great for everyone, but even more so if you live with or at risk of a mental illness,” says Sarah Hamid-Balma, HeretoHelp’s coordinator at the Canadian Mental Health Association.