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...

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...


When we Talk about Mental Health, we encourage open mindedness and compassion. We also take away fear because with repeated conversations,  we normalize the probability, that anyone can be affected by mental illness. Stigma is created from fear. 

Th...

Loving and supporting those who struggle with mental health is a never ending compromise. 

Of utmost importance, one must learn to lower expectations when it comes to dealing with the emotionally unavailable, underdeveloped or damaged.   It’s a difficult journey at best...

#getloud The Canadian Mental Health Association urges everyone to speak up about mental & emotional issues so that they can become normalized, accepted and a part of our everyday. Talking leads to acknowledgement, which leads to coping strategies.

Defining mental health...

Toronto’s George Herman House is a successful model of supportive, empowering lifestyle strategies for women recovering from mental health diagnoses. 

Largely underfunded by the government, GHH is dependent on a group of all volunteered and currently, all women board of...

There are environmental, therapeutic and holistic reasons to plant a garden.

Green spaces help to balance out urban carbon emissions, planted garden projects give communities an opportunity to work together, get fresh air, exercise and benefit from locally grown produce...

Jealousy hurts the person suffering from it and the - the person the emotion is directed at. 

Jealousy comes out as judgement.  We try not to appear judgemental because it’s not polite. However, as creatures of habit we allow ourselves some healthy comparison...

Mental and emotional wellness affects us all. 

There is absolutely no one who is safeguarded from grief, trauma, resentment, or saddened feelings.  People in these temporary states need love and support, not ridicule.

Addictions, underdeveloped mental skills and reality...

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