• Mental Health Week post #3 - Stress

    Stress is the body’s response to a real or perceived threat. Some stress can be a good thing. It can motivate us to focus on a task or take action and solve a problem. In this situation, stress is manageable and even helpful.
    When stress is unhelpful, people may feel overwhelmed or feel like they can’t possibly fix the problem. It can be very hard to concentrate, make decisions, and feel confident when a person experiences a lot of stress. Sleep difficulties and headaches are common problems related to stress. People are also more likely to get sick when they’re experiencing a lot of stress.

    Taking action
    • Identify the problem. Is your job, school, a relationship, or worries about money causing stress? Once you know what the real problem is, you can do something about it.
    • Simplify your life. Stress can come up when there are too many things going on. Learn to say no.
    • Learn helpful thinking strategies. The way you think about situations affects the way you respond to them. Unhelpful thoughts, such as believing that everything must be perfect or expecting the worst possible outcome, can make problems seem bigger than they really are.
    • Learn about stress management. There are books, websites, and courses to help you cope with stress. There are also counsellors who specialize in stress.
    • Start on the inside. Practices like yoga, meditation, mindfulness, prayer, or breathing exercises can help you quiet your mind and look at problems from a calmer, more balanced point of view.
    • Get active. Physical activity can be a great way to reduce stress and improve your mood. Activity could be anything from taking up a new sport to walking. Make time for hobbies or activities that you find fun or make you laugh.
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    17 hours ago  ·  

    Mental Health Week post #3 - Anger

    Anger can be helpful when it matches the situation and motivates people to take action or work towards a goal. However, anger that’s dealt with in unhealthy ways can create problems. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to deal with your anger.

    Immediately
    • Leave the situation that’s making you angry, if possible
    • Count to 10
    • Breathe deeply. Try to breathe deep into your belly. You’re on the right track if your belly goes out first. It may seem simple, but taking deep breaths can help calm your mind, slow your heart, and even lower blood pressure.

    When you are calmer, these are ways to help you look at your feelings:
    • Recognize that you are angry. Angry feelings don’t go away if you bottle them up and avoid dealing with them.
    • Consider whether your reaction matches the situation. Ask yourself, “What would I think of someone else if I saw them getting angry in this situation?” You can also ask someone you trust for their viewpoint—they may help you look at the problem in a more balanced way.
    • Look at your thoughts. Sometimes the way you think can fuel anger—for example, assuming that another person is trying to hurt or annoy you on purpose, in a situation when that may not be true.
    • Identify the source of your anger. If the actions or words of another person are hurting you, try to deal with them directly in a peaceful and productive way. Assertiveness skills can be a great way to do this.
    • Look for humour in the situation—sometimes it’s easy to take minor problems too seriously.

    Source: Canadian Mental Health Association
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    2 days ago  ·  

  • Upcoming Events

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    4:00 pm Language and Culture Club (youth) @ TFN Youth Centre
    Language and Culture Club (youth) @ TFN Youth Centre
    May 11 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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    Community Language Class @ Health and Social Services Trailer Boardroom
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    5:00 pm Advisory Council Meeting @ TFN Administration Office - Large Boardroom
    Advisory Council Meeting @ TFN Administration Office - Large Boardroom
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    18
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    4:00 pm Language and Culture Club (youth) @ TFN Youth Centre
    Language and Culture Club (youth) @ TFN Youth Centre
    May 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    This class is for any Member kids in kindergarten to Grade 7 that are interested in learning their hunquminum language, we welcome you to come out and join us!
    5:00 pm Community Language Class @ Health and Social Services Trailer Boardroom
    Community Language Class @ Health and Social Services Trailer Boardroom
    May 18 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Open to TFN Members who are interested in learning our hun’qum’i’num language.
    5:00 pm Drumming Night @ TFN Youth Centre
    Drumming Night @ TFN Youth Centre
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    3:00 pm Health Fair – CANCELLED @ TFN Recreation Centre
    Health Fair – CANCELLED @ TFN Recreation Centre
    May 19 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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    25
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    4:00 pm Language and Culture Club (youth) @ TFN Youth Centre
    Language and Culture Club (youth) @ TFN Youth Centre
    May 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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