Boosting Low Mood
Low mood is prevalent for various reasons including the time of year in addition to the impact of the pandemic on so many the last two and a half years. CAMH study at the beginning of 2022 stated that 27.7% of Canadians are experiencing feelings of depression. An article from the Mayo Clinic states, woman are twice as likely to have depression than men, and speaks to how depression can arise at various stages in life. There are many well discussed ways to support increasing mood such as exercise, diet, exercise, sleep, yoga, meditation, and social connections. Below I explore four considerations to boost low mood that are not discussed as often:
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I have been working with parents for over 10 years. I have learned a great deal from them as well as from parenting my own children. It has taught me that parenting is the most trying job there is, requires the support of a village, and with the right supports can be truly rewarding.