Contemplator QA Post Category: Mental Health and Stress

Where can I get help?

Talk with your health care provider if you’re concerned about your stress or mental health. You can also contact: Mental Health Helpline (24/7): 1-877-303-2642 Health Link (24/7) at 811 Indigenous Support Line (available Monday to Friday, noon to 8 p.m. in North, Central and South Zones)-1-844-944-4744; Helps First Nations (Status and Non-status), Metis and Inuit […]

Can stress affect me during my pregnancy, or affect my developing baby?

When it comes to stress and your health, it helps to look at the difference between acute stress and chronic stress.  ‘Acute stress’ is the short-term brief stress that happens in everyday life – often many times a day. It can happen when speaking in public or learning something new that you haven’t done before. […]

What effect does stress have on my ability to conceive a baby?

Stress can affect your ability to become pregnant or conceive a baby. High levels of stress can change your hormones. Hormones are chemicals that travel throughout the body and help control how your cells work. Stress can affect your body’s ability to release an egg (ovulate). Since stress may delay releasing an egg, the days […]

How do I know if I should be concerned about my worrying, sadness or stress?

It’s normal to have many emotions. But if you’re having trouble with your day-to-day life because of your emotions, thoughts or feelings, your mental health may be affecting the quality of your life. Consider talking with your health care provider if any of the following are affecting you: not wanting to spend time with people […]

What is stress?

Stress is the physical, emotional, mental, and behavioural reaction after experiencing a stressor. It is your body’s way of making you ready for some kind of action to get out of danger.   Stressors are anything that are the cause of a person’s stress. They can be physical (illness, pain or something which places strain on […]