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Resources for Those with Depression

Resources for Those with Depression

Depression is an insidious disease. Often regarded as an “invisible illness”, as with many other mental illnesses, depression affects roughly 8% of Canadians. Those under the age of 20 are most likely to exhibit symptoms of depression, and it is the fourth leading cause of disability in the world. It affects women in different ways than men, as they are 1.5 times more likely than men to be hospitalized for depression, and are twice as likely to experience depression. 90% of people suffering from depression never seek treatment. However, 80% of people who do seek...
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Postpartum Depression – Is This a Disability?

Postpartum Depression – Is This a Disability?

When we think of a debilitating condition, we often think of something physical. As a result, mental illnesses often go unattended, ignored, maligned, and sometimes even brushed aside. But according to CAMH – the Center for Addiction and Mental Health – in a given year, 1 in 5 Canadians will experience some form of mental illness. By the time they reach the age of 40, it’s estimated that 1 in 2 Canadians have, or have had, a mental illness. Those numbers are staggering, and cannot be ignored. Postpartum depression is no exception, and, according to the...
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Housing Information: Ontario

Housing Information: Ontario

Whether you are renting your property, are a renter, own your home, or are in between living situations, it’s essential to know what resources and services are available to you in your area. Share Lawyers has compiled a list of Ontario housing information and resources for those who call Ontario home. Ontario Housing Information Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) Assistance Programs For more information are available to first-time homeowners visit the CMHC website. Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada Ontario Region ………. 1-800-268-2537 CHF Canada works to...
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A Day In The Life: Heart Disease

A Day In The Life: Heart Disease

Heart disease is the second leading cause of death in Canada, and more than 2.4 million Canadians living with heart disease aged 20 years or older. However, if you’re living with heart disease there are many things you can do to each day to improve your health. Share Lawyers spoke with Marlon, a client and sufferer of heart disease, about what his life was like before and after his diagnosis. We hope his experience can help to showcase the steps anyone can take to live a healthy life after heart disease. Marlon suffered a heart attack when he was just 39 years old. He...
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Housing Information: Alberta

Housing Information: Alberta

Whether you are renting your property, are a renter, own your home, or are in between living situations, it’s essential to know what resources and services are available to you in your area. Share Lawyers has compiled a list of Alberta housing information and resources for those who call Alberta their home. Alberta Housing Information Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) Assistance Programs For more information are available to first time homeowners visit the CMHC website. Ministry of Seniors and Housing ………. 1-877-644-9992 The Alberta government works with...
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Housing Information: National

Housing Information: National

Share Lawyers has compiled a list of national housing information and resources for those who call Canada home. Whether you are renting your property, are a renter, own your home, or are in between living situations, it’s essential to know what resources and services are available to you in your area. National Housing Information Canada Landlords Association The Canada Landlords Association is an organization for small residential landlords across Canada. For more information visit the Canada Landlords Association website. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)...