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Foundry  Forging a new, province-wide culture of care through a network of centres & website for people 12-24. This account is monitored Mon-Fri 8am-4pm.

Curious about #cannabis use and the new law coming into effect October 17, 2018? It’s good to be informed about the uses of cannabis, how to manage use and know the #health effects. Click the link in our bio to learn more.

Today is #WorldMentalHealthDay, a day for global mental health awareness, education, and advocacy against #mentalhealthstigma This year's theme focuses on young people who are facing a changing world with technology and care. The key is to be aware and gain understanding for better prevention of #mentalillness. Growing in #resilience can help you in the long run. What are some ways you help manage your mental health?⠀
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#mentalhealthday #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #stopthestigma #goodvibes #mentalhealthmatters

#HappyThanksgiving from all of us here at Foundry. Let's #BeThankful and #reflect this #Thanksgiving #weekend for the important things and people in our lives!

“Honestly, I feel like recovery is something that never really finishes, and will be a lifelong process for me,” says Emma. “Even though I feel solid in my recovery, and have proven to myself that I can go through hard times and stay well and healthy, I still occasionally have negative thoughts that tell me I should look better or act a certain way. While it would be great for those thoughts to disappear completely, it’s possible they might not. The difference is that now, even when I have those thoughts I don’t act on them. Now, I’m stronger and more powerful than those intrusive thoughts, and that’s probably the best I can hope for.” ⠀
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#mentalhealth #mentalhealthjourney #mentalhealthrecovery #Vancouvermentalhealth #BellLetsTalk #ItsOkayToTalk, #RecoveryIsPossible, #EndTheStigma #SelfLoveClub #depression #eatingdisorders #mentalhealthawareness #mentalillness

“From the time I was 13 until 19 or 20, whenever anything happened in my life – whenever I felt sad or stressed – I would just restrict my eating. That was my coping mechanism. That was how I dealt with things. Then, during my third year of university, despite having been in “recovery” for several years, I started talking about the disordered habits that had followed me, and finally got help. I found healthy ways to cope. I started opening up and talking to my friends. I started lifting at the gym and feeling strong and powerful. I also started going to the beach, going outside, experiencing nature. I found ways to connect with myself, and I know that sounds cheesy, but it helps.⠀ ⠀
Last year I went through a lot, but for the first time in years I didn't turn to eating disorder behaviours, because I had other, healthier ways of managing and staying well.” Emma⠀
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#mentalhealth #mentalhealthjourney #mentalhealthrecovery #Vancouvermentalhealth #BellLetsTalk #ItsOkayToTalk, #RecoveryIsPossible, #EndTheStigma #SelfLoveClub #depression #eatingdisorders #mentalhealthawareness #mentalillness

“I once saw someone tell hundreds of people that she had bulimia - and I was just in awe. I had never considered telling anyone about my struggles. Never in my life would I have considered saying a single word about it. But she did it, and I was immediately surprised of how much it impacted me and how much it helped me. So I confused in a couple of my friends, and started getting help. That’s why I share my story today. I mean... if she had such a huge impact on me, imagine the impact it could have if we al opened up and shared our stories of mental health. It could help others not be afraid to speak up and not be ashamed of getting help.”
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Sharing stories is Emma’s #JustOneThing. What’s yours?
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#mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthjourney #mentalhealthsupport #mentalhealthrecovery #vancouvermentalhealth #belletstalk #itsokaytotalk #recoveryispossible #endthestigma #selfloveclub #depression #eatingdisorder #mentalillness #mentalillnessawareness

As someone who has experienced depression, Vy is well aware of how difficult it is to be lonely all the time. That’s why she decided to curb the loneliness by doing something unexpected: volunteering. “I try to help my community as much as possible,” says Vy, “I volunteer with youth and with senior people. We eat lunch together, talk and just hang out and keep each other company, which is actually a lot of fun.” Whenever Vy is helping others, she’s overcome by happiness. The feeling is so strong, that she has decided to combine two of her passions - helping others and science - to pursue a new dream. “I really want to become a neurosurgeon. I know it’s a really big step from volunteering at a Senior Home to operating on someone’s brain, but that’s what I want to do,” she says. “And I’m sure I can achieve it.”
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Vy’s #JustOneThing is helping others. What’s yours?
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#mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthjourney #mentalhealthrecovery #vancouvermentalhealth #bellletstalk #itsOkaytoTalk #RecoveryIsPossible #EndtheStigma #selfloveclub #depression #mentalillness

“At first, I never really talked to anyone about my depression, but now I know that talking to people really helps. I feel like I can be honest with the few I call my close friends because I really trust them with a lot of things. They've helped me through a lot. Talking with someone is definitely one of my biggest coping mechanisms. As soon as I talk to someone I feel so much better—almost as if the anchor tied around my leg is gone, and I can finally float to the surface. It feels so good to get that weight off my shoulders.” Vy.⠀
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Vy’s #JustOneThing is talking to her friends. What’s yours?⠀
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Vy loves hanging out with her two dogs Toby and Kiwi.⠀ ⠀
“They’re so goofy and fun to be around,” she says. “If I’m sad, they’ll bring a smile to my face the second I see them.”⠀ ⠀
She isn’t the only person who feels this way. In fact, a growing body of research shows that spending time with animals can boost a person’s mood, providing them with someone to spend time with and getting them out of the house. ⠀

If you don’t have pets yourself, some other ways to hang out with some furry friends include heading over to a local dog park, farm or petting zoo.⠀
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Vy’s #JustOneThing is chilling with her furry friends. What’s yours?⠀
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#mentalhealth #mentalhealthjourney #mentalhealthrecovery #Vancouvermentalhealth #BellLetsTalk #ItsOkayToTalk, #RecoveryIsPossible, #EndTheStigma #SelfLoveClub #depression #eatingdisorders #mentalhealthawareness #mentalillness #animalassistedtherapy #dogsofinstagram

Yesterday was the anniversary of one of our centres @foundrykelowna ! #Congratulations on such a busy #inaugural year, with having over 1,500 #youth access your services. These numbers continue to grow, and we’re so happy to see how you support your community!
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Have you ever tried "mindful eating"? Does it help center yourself and enjoy your food more? ⠀
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#mindfulness #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mindfuleating

Have you ever tried to keep a journal, but never kept up with it? Journalling has been shown to have mental, physical, and emotional benefits! Check the link in bio to see some easy ways to keep up with journalling. —




#journal #journaling #journals #journalspiration #writing #mentalhealth #mindfulness #mindfullness #mindful #mindfulliving

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