Abby Wong, Author at Skylark Counselling
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Clinical Resource List

Depression 10 Best Free Apps for Depression and Anxiety in 2021 (droidthunder.com) Overcoming Depression Workbook (PDF version) (betweensessions.com)13 Helpful Worksheets for Combating Depression (positivepsychology.com)The LifeLine Canada Foundation (TLC) - The LifeLine Canada Foundation31 Coping Skills for Depression - Serenity Mental Health Centers5 Best Books for Dealing with Anxiety and Depression (markmanson.et)36 Best Books About Depression — Self-Help Books and Novels…
Abby Wong
April 26, 2022
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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Causes of PTSD Different types of traumatic events can lead to PTSD, including, but not limited to:  Abuse (including childhood abuse, domestic abuse, physical abuse or sexual abuse) Serious accidents or injuries Serious health problemsStressful life experiences  War and conflict Natural disaster Traumatic childbirth Witnessing a traumatic eventLosing a loved one in a violent or traumatic way  Symptoms of PTSD  Avoidance Symptoms Avoiding places, objects or events…
Abby Wong
April 19, 2022
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Perfectionism

Perfectionism is often defined as the need to be perfect, the need to appear to be perfect, or the belief that perfection is attainable. It is typically viewed as a positive trait, however, it can become detrimental and cause anxiety and depression if taken too far. Individuals who struggle with perfectionism can be excessively self-critical and often engage in self-defeating…
Abby Wong
March 25, 2022
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Grief and Loss

Grief & Loss   After losing a loved one, there is often a period of grief, mourning, or bereavement. This is a completely normal response to loss. Grief can take on many different forms and can manifest differently for each individual. It is a very complicated emotion which is often accompanied by a variety of complex feelings. Grief typically involves feelings…
Abby Wong
March 21, 2022
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Chronic Stress

Have you ever felt so stressed out that it almost feels constant and never ending? Turns out there is actually a term for this and it is called “Chronic Stress”. Yale Medicine (2019) defines chronic stress as a consistent sense of feeling overwhelmed and pressured over a long period of time. We have all experienced acute stress, where we react…
Abby Wong
March 3, 2022
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Depression Counselling

What do I need to know about Depression?  Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest in activities that an individual once enjoyed. It negatively affects how individuals think, feel and act, and can create emotional and physical problems which decrease an individual’s ability to function at work, school, or home. At…
Abby Wong
October 5, 2021
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Anxiety Counselling

Experiencing anxiety is a normal part of life; however, individuals struggling with Anxiety Disorders frequently experience intense and persistent feelings of worry and fear surrounding everyday situations. Anxiety Disorders can create symptoms which interfere with daily living, and can be difficult to manage . At Skylark, our counsellors are trained to provide evidence-based therapies which can help individuals struggling with…
Abby Wong
October 5, 2021
Clinical Articles

How Can I Encourage my Loved One to See a Counsellor?

It can be incredibly difficult and painful to watch someone you care about struggle with their mental health and not know how to help them. Most of us can say that we have, at one time or another, witnessed someone we love go through a time like this, whether that person is a coworker, friend, or family member. You may…
Abby Wong
August 23, 2021
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Coping with Workplace Harassment

Workplace harassment and violence happens more frequently than you may think. A 2017 Canadian survey found that 60% of respondents had experienced workplace harassment and/or violence at one time or another (Employment and Social Development Canada, 2017). Considering the prevalent nature of workplace harassment, it is important to understand what it is so that you can recognize it when it…
Abby Wong
August 23, 2021
Clinical Articles

Perfectionism – The New Normal?

Perfectionism. It’s not a new concept, but the idea of perfectionism and the word itself seem to be popping up more and more frequently these days. The question might have even crossed your mind: Why does it seem like everyone is increasingly becoming obsessed with being “perfect”?  What exactly is perfectionism? To understand why perfectionism seems to be the new…
Abby Wong
August 23, 2021