Mental Health

Mental Health
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Nouveau soutien en matière de santé mentale pour les gars qui aiment les gars, pendant la pandémie

Par MAX Ottawa / avril 29, 2020

MAX Ottawa lance un nouveau programme de santé mentale pour mieux répondre aux besoins des gars GBT2Q en ce temps de crise de santé publique.  Dans le contexte de l’épidémie de COVID-19, MAX Ottawa lance un nouveau programme virtuel de soutien par les pairs, animé par des bénévoles formés et destiné aux gars gais, bisexuels,…

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New Mental Health Support for Guys into Guys During the Pandemic

Par MAX Ottawa / avril 29, 2020

MAX Ottawa launches new mental health program to better address the needs of GBT2Q guys amid the COVID-19 public health crisis. As of next week, guys into guys can begin to schedule appointments for peer support sessions with volunteers who will provide a listening ear, as well as referrals and resources as appropriate, in both…

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Guys into Guy's Health and COV19

Health and COVID-19

Par MAX Ottawa / mars 17, 2020

As public health officials give us more direction around managing risk and symptoms related to COVID-19 infection, let’s remember to take care of our holistic health. On this page, you’ll find resources and tips for how to take care of your holistic health and wellness. This includes: MAX’s tips for Mental and Emotional Health MAX’s…

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Winter Health and Wellness

Par MAX Ottawa / décembre 14, 2019

Find resources and support to stay healthy all winter long including mental health, substance use, sexual health, and more! The holidays represent happy times for many…but it’s important to recognize that they can be a major source of stress. In addition, the cold days and early nights of winter impact us in different ways. The…

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Winter Health and Wellness

Par MAX Ottawa / décembre 20, 2018

Winter can really take its toll on our health and wellness. The holidays are a bright spot for many, but they can also increase stress and anxiety. Body image, separation from family, and addiction issues can be harder to manage with the increase in partying and socializing.  The weather can make it more difficult for…

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The “Get Connected. Meet MAX” Campaign

Par MAX Ottawa / août 8, 2017

We all feel disconnected sometimes. Guys into guys deserve complete wellness.   MAX Ottawa is thrilled to launch the “Get Connected” campaign, developed by MAX and MediaStyle. This campaign invites guys into guys from the Ottawa region to get in touch with MAX to: Get connected to competent mental health services; and/or Get connected to…

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A Gift to Myself

Par MAX Ottawa / août 3, 2017

Even though I am an out Queer person, I don’t see myself as represented. I see elements of myself, but I have to be looking for them. My goal is to express my unique voice, and hopefully learn from many others. Improv provides people an opportunity to express themselves in a truthful way. Personally, after…

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That's when I knew it wasn't going to work out.

Par MAX Ottawa / juillet 21, 2017

Three things that counsellors have said to me in therapy that signaled the end. Content note: the link « toxic masculinity » below directs to a CBC article that talks about suicide It took me a few tries before I found a therapist that worked well with me. Between trying to find something that worked with my…

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