The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal

People think friendship is easy and something everyone figures out by elementary school. Unfortunately, this isn't always the case. Many people struggle with unhealthy friendships well into adulthood. The Canadian Mental Health Association runs the Art of Friendship, a free course for Calgarians to learn skills for developing healthy friendships.

Most of us have felt awkward or embarrassed at some point in our lives — the flushed cheeks, the rapid heart palpitations, the desire to bolt out the door.

According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, in any given year, one in five Canadians will personally experience a mental health issue or illness.

Parenting is often seen as a independent endeavor, yet this common perception often leaves parents feeling as though they can't, or shouldn't, reach out for help with their mental health when needed. In our Mental Health Mind Map podcast series, Calgary parents share their struggles with building a support system to help tackle parenthood.

Tired. Sluggish. Blocked. One doesn’t have to look hard to find research showing the link between poor nutrition and foul mood.

Addiction is a mental health issue capable of destroying careers, relationships and physical health. Calgary’s Fresh Start Recovery Centre is giving men and their families a way out.

What role can religion play on one’s mental health?  The Calgary Journal brought three people together to take on this topic.

Patrick Daigle, 34, and Brad Peterson, 27, thought becoming new parents would be easier.