The definitive guide to bullying prevention and intervention, by best-selling author Barbara Coloroso, provides real solutions for a problem that affects young people all over the world.
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.
A women’s self-defense workshop held in late August was attended by over 20 women, prompting organizers to plan for another in September
Vancouver Island Jiu Jitsu instructor (“professor”) Robert Biernacki and colleague Cathal Walsh offered a women’s self defense workshop in the late summer to introduce concepts related to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, considered to be among the most proven methods of self defense known. Media in both the U.S. and Canada have reported a signficant increase in demand among women for self-defense workshops and courses, and gyms, police departments and colleges are responding to the demand by offering courses to students and community members.