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A Star is Reborn: How Lady Gaga Handles Chronic Pain & Mental Health

A Star is Reborn: How Lady Gaga Handles Chronic Pain & Mental Health

In many cases, pain is only half the battle. Dealing with a chronic condition will often take a severe toll on someone’s mental health, and that remains as true for Lady Gaga as it does for everyone else. The celebrated pop star elaborated on some of those mental health issues during a recent sit-down interview with Oprah Winfrey. While Lady Gaga has been quite candid about her struggles with fibromyalgia in the past, the interview provided more context and gave fans a better understanding of its mental impact. She was particularly forthcoming about a psychotic break that...
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Working From Home: Tips From the Share Lawyers Team

Working From Home: Tips From the Share Lawyers Team

As a result of COVID-19, many Canadians are finding themselves either out of work or forced to work from home. And while many Canadians may already work from home, those who are new to the practice may find it difficult to adjust. As such, the Share Lawyers team is here to answer all your questions about how to work from home like a pro while taking care of your mental and physical health.  What are your go-to meditation or mental health apps or websites? While the idea of working from home seems like a dream come true, the reality is that it takes a great deal of...
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Resources for Those Recently Unemployed Due to COVID-19

Resources for Those Recently Unemployed Due to COVID-19

In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, there have been many changes to how businesses, both big and small, are operating. Many businesses are closing their doors for the safety of their staff and the general public, while others are cutting back on staffing in order to mitigate the spread of the virus. As a result, many Canadians are facing a loss of income that could prove crippling. However, despite these changes, the Canadian government has put in place a series of options available for those who find themselves recently unemployed as a result of the...
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Mental Health Resources During Times of Isolation

Mental Health Resources During Times of Isolation

Due to the sudden onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people now find themselves dealing with an unexpected and unfamiliar set of circumstances. Old routines no longer make sense – and are no longer safe – during a period of significant social distancing. That means that everyone has to find ways to adjust to the new reality. The thought of working from home may initially seem appealing, but any residence can start to feel cramped when you’re no longer allowed to leave. Many people rely on their social and professional networks to maintain a sense of normalcy. You lose a...
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When You Have a Weakened Immune System During COVID-19

When You Have a Weakened Immune System During COVID-19

As healthcare experts around the world rush to contain the dangerous spread of COVID-19, new and effective strategies for managing the disease are becoming increasingly necessary. For the majority of people who are young and healthy, practices such as social distancing, disinfecting surfaces, and frequent washing of hands offer common-sense solutions that keep themselves and others relatively safe from infection. But for the subset of the population who are immunocompromised, there are a few added considerations that must be taken into account if they hope to stave off an...
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What does Joker have to say about mental illness?

What does Joker have to say about mental illness?

Joaquin Phoenix has received nearly universal acclaim for his award-winning turn as Arthur Fleck – aka the Joker – in one of the most talked-about movies of 2019. Under the direction of Todd Phillips, Joker showed audiences how an aspiring stand-up comic slowly grew into the titular supervillain after a long struggle with mental illness. Yet despite the warm response to Phoenix’s performance, the reception to the film itself has been far more uneven. That’s particularly true with regards to Joker’s controversial depiction of mental health. Fans of the film view it as an...