National Depression Screening

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Nico mentioned to me awhile ago when I was setting up Vivid that he thought that the word VIVID “calls up an image of being alive and vigorous, which I think we all should be, and that is what I hope for our clients to have vivid lives.”  This has been on my mind ever since and as I meet with each and everyone of my clients.

It is on my mind in particular as October 6 marks National Depression Screening day.  Statistics Canada notes that in 2012, 11 in every 100,000 people in Canada commit suicide.  The National Depression Screening website highlights that approximately 70% of people who commit suicide give a warning that they are contemplating ending their lives.

Depression is a treatable mental health disorder.  The National Depression Screening website, highlights some of the most common signs and symptoms of depression:

  • Changes in sleep habits and appetite
  • Poor Concentration
  • Loss of energy
  • Loss of interest in usual activities
  • Low self-esteem or feelings of worthlessness
  • Hopelessness or guilt
  • Recurring thoughts of death or suicide

If you or someone you know is experiencing signs and symptoms of depression, seek help.  It is possible to achieve wellness and health.  It is possible to live vigorous, vivid lives.


Welcome to Vivid

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Welcome to Vivid Psychology.  Vivid was created with a simple purpose in mind; to help people heal from past experiences, experience positive personal growth, and to help them to realize their strengths to live their best possible lives.  We believe that each of us has the ability to make positive change and that we are all deserving of the opportunity to live our lives in a healthier way.

So, why Vivid?  The definition of vivid is to make clear in the mind.  Often, people seek out help and support to gain insight on a problem, to work through solutions to obstacles, or to gain clarity from something that is bothering them.  This is where vivid came from; from a belief that all of us have the ability to see more clearly, whether it is our beliefs and values, our goals and dreams, or our path forward.

With these values in mind, we will support you in finding your clarity, your path, your strength.  We will help you to discover your strengths and abilities and help you to achieve your goals and objectives in a way that makes the most sense for you.

We will endeavour to blog on a regular basis on a variety of wellness topics, to provide information and resources, or to address some of the events occurring in our communities around us.