Karim Mamdani

Ontario Shores

Karima Velji

Sanaz Riahi

COVID-19: Kids and Screen Time During a Pandemic

With us all being at home more we have come to rely our technologies to learn, to work, to stay connected, and to be entertained. 

Even with some stores and activities reopening, we are still heavily relying on screen time to get through our days.  For most parents, they are worried about how much their children’s screen time has increased, followed by feelings of guilt because they are either providing this screen time to distract their children as they work, or they can’t seem to stop their children from engaging in it. 

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COVID-19: Understanding the Six Stages of Change

It’s hard to make a change of any kind. 

We were all forced to drastically change our lives over the past three months and making slow changes back from this new normality also won’t be an easy process. 

But when we choose to make a change, there’s been an overarching theory in psychology for years that we go through six stages before the change actually takes place (Prochaska & DiClemente 1986). 

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Our World is in Pain

This is likely the most uncomfortable piece I've ever written.

In my day-to-day work, I pride myself in being focused on the task at hand, while also keeping the overall vision of the organization paramount.

In working with our partners, funders and community to ensure Ontario Shores is relevant, important and essential in the eyes of our government, the focus has almost always been on innovation, delivering exemplary mental health care and creating the best possible environment for our patients and staff.

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