Young Adult and Teen Mental Health

Something’s not quite right…..

You’ve noticed that you’ve been feeling or acting differently. Maybe you’re feeling a bit more moody, anxious or stressed than usual. Maybe your finding it difficult to accomplish tasks as easily as you used to or your drinking is getting out of hand. Maybe things just don’t feel quite right, and you don’t know why.

It could just be a tough time you’re going through….maybe it’s something more. Checking it out at mindcheck.ca right away can help make all the difference.

mindcheck.ca offers quizzes to help you better understand what’s going on with you and provides support such as education, self-help tools, website links, a chat link, and assistance in connecting to local professional resources. Fraser Health and BC Mental Health and Addiction Services’ mindcheck.ca website and is focused on early intervention and prevention for teens and young adults.

Acting early will help you feel better faster, and stop the problem from getting worse.

If you do find out that your dealing with depression, anxiety,  or substance misuse, you’re not alone. One in five B.C. youth and young adults experience these types of issues and if you act early, you can stop them from interfering with your life at home, school, work, and with your friends. Help is there.

I just visited  www.mindcheck.ca   and thought it was a fantastic resource. I highly recommend checking this site out! This goes out to all my Haida Peeps!

The 80/20 Principle

Did you know 20% of roads have 80% of the traffic? And statistically you probably wear 20% of your clothes 80% of the time? And this one blows my mind, 20% of married people get 80% of the divorces. Finally 80% of the wealth in 20th century England was in 20% of the most wealthiest people. Vilfredo Pareto and Italian economist discovered this. This is what we call the Pareto Principle now better known as the “80/20 Principle”………So why the heck should you care?  You should care because 20% of your activity is leading to somewhere around 80% of your results in your life. This can be measured in profits, health or whatever variable you wish to measure (obviously this isn’t 100% correct but it is a ball park figure!).

You don’t have to be a statistician to realize that you may be waisting a lot of time on things that do not really matter in the end and have no benefit on the results of your life. I think it makes a lot of sense to identify those few things that give you 80% of your benefit/results and focus on them. Focus on what really matters in your life (the 20%) and watch your life take off!

Destiny and Happiness

Your life will be managed by your choices.

-Choose your thoughts, for they become your words.

-Choose your words, for they become your actions.

-Choose your actions, for they become your habits.

-Choose your habits, for they will become your character.

-Choose your character, for it becomes your Destiny.

Choice not CHANCE determines your Destiny!

(This is taken from my book hopefully coming out in Feb. or March 2013!)