When someone hasn’t developed the skills to communicate, they constantly damage interpersonal relationships because those around them cannot guess how to get through to them. Relationships end because poor communication and mental health issues run hand in hand. 

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Mental Illness runs in families. There is always a possibility to inherit behavioural symptoms or    endphenotypes. That is to say, that there are measurable components in science that look at neurophysiological, biochemical, neuroanatomical, cognitive or neuropsycholo...

It’s April 2020 and the world is experiencing a global, viral pandemic. Like everywhere else, the residents of George Herman House are in isolation.  As residents in common, they are a large household that co exit and are guided to live beyond fear, righteousness and j...

Tranquil gardens promote healing, because they are wonderful sanctuaries of calm and peace. 

Pollinator gardens in particular, delightfully attract bees & butterflies, are filled with fragrant, colourful blossoms and sitting within one, makes a person feel like they are...

A key component of everyday life at George Herman House, is that the women plan, prepare and sit down to eat their daily meals. Together they experience a sense of accomplishment and community. Conversations are started, life skills are learned and time together with o...

The women residents at George Herman House talk everyday.  They share their feelings and struggles as they cooperatively cook meals and oversee independent household management.

The women on the Board of Directors talk often with the women staffers and our conversations...

Absolutely everyone has at one time or another, a brush with compromising the acceptable limits of their own mental health. Everyone.

Defining mental health looks at emotional wellness, behaviour and one’s ability to cope.

We are human, we grieve death, we lament over en...

Toronto's George Herman House is run by a memorial fund that honours an unnamed Sister who struggled with mental health.  Opening in 1976, the residential transitional home for women, was conceptualized by George's wife Nina (say Nigh na) who worked as a social worker....

Rage in adults is one of the most exhausting mental health behaviours to deal with. 

Health professionals usually acknowledge out of control aggressive behaviour as a clinical predictor of eventual brain impairments like Alzheimers or other cognitive dysfunctions. 

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Living deliriously happy isn’t obtainable, of course, but living with Joy is indeed, possible. 

We live with ups and downs, challenges and unavoidable obstacles. It is healthy to voice our dislikes, it is okay if you find it difficult to navigate disappointment.  But tr...

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