Tools to help manage ADHD: Bullet Journals

journalBullet journals have been popping up all over the Internet lately. You might recognize them as pretty, fancy, and somewhat unattainable looking journals. You might have dismissed bullet journals as a trend for the Pintrest folks who are supernaturally organized. But, we're thinking that bullet journals actually have the potential to be very helpful for somebody with ADHD.

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Spinning Fidget Toys: Helpful or distracting?

In a recent opinion piece on the Huffington Post Canada website, the author takes to task a spinning fidget toy getting a lot of attention lately. This issue at hand, it seems, is how the makers of this toy are marketing it - they're allegedly tauting it as a tool to help improve focus. We've talked before about how there are many benefits to what we call 'fidget toys' in helping children (and adults) focus better. But, it seems like this particular toy is more distracting than anything, and diverting attention to the toy itself.

Check out the article: Spinning Fidget Toys have some ADHD Experts Reeling

On January 25th, let's talk about mental health

Bell Let's Talk is an initiative to open up the conversation about mental illness in Canada. Each year we're getting better at being vocal about our mental health, but we have a long way to go.

As part of this initiative, on January 25th: "Bell will donate 5¢ more towards mental health initiatives in Canada, by counting every text, call, tweet, Instagram post, Facebook video view and Snapchat geofilter. "

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October 10 is World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day falls on the 10th of October every year. Organized by the World Health Organization, the main goal of this day is to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world.
 
This year, the theme of World Mental Health Day is "psychological first aid." One of the aims is to focus on helping others learn the basic skills to provide social and psychological support for those in distress. This includes what to say and do, as well as what not to say.

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