Mental Health Apps: Snake-oil or science?

A Boreal Wellness Centres Blog Post

A Wild West of “Snake Oil” In recent years, numerous mental health apps have been developed and made available to smartphone users. These apps aim to improve mental health and well-being, ranging from guiding mental illness recovery to encouraging beneficial habits that improve emotional health. However, most mental health apps don’t have a lot of proven science to support their … Read More

Is Group Counselling Right for Me?

A Boreal Wellness Centres Blog Post

Don’t rule out group counselling until you read this. There’s a lot of mystery around group counselling, and the idea of sharing your troubles with people that you probably don’t know can seem intimidating. In this Boreal Wellness Centres blog article we’ll do our best to explain group counselling, provide reassurance that it can be a great option for counselling, … Read More

Pills Don’t Teach Skills: How Counselling Helps

A Boreal Wellness Centres Blog Post

At some point, everybody feels stress, anxiety, and sadness. Sometimes, we can work these issues out on our own by changing our lifestyle, reading books, trying mental health apps, or through talking with friends or family members. Other times, we notice patterns that we haven’t been able to change on our own or issues start to overwhelm us and negatively … Read More