Lighthouse

The Cove Blog and Resources on all things therapy and wellness.

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Blogs from the Team

Living with PMDD

When I was diagnosed with Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) two years …

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Bringing The Shadows Into The Light

Have you ever started researching a topic and before you know it, you&#8217…

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So… You’re Considering a Career Change

Are you feeling stuck or unfulfilled in your job? Daydreaming about a new r…

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5 Myths About Therapy

Thinking about therapy myths is quite fun for me, for some reason. Perhaps …

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What I Love About IFS:

One therapist’s take on working with Internal Family Systems. The first tim…

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3 Reasons That Might Be Stopping You From Going To Therapy

There are many reasons that may be holding you back from going to therapy. …

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“There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.”

― Leonard Cohen

Resources

Affordable Therapy Network (Link)
A Community Of Therapists Offering Low Cost & Sliding Scale Therapy Across Canada

Perinatal Wellbeing Ontario (Link)
Supports for Prenatal/Postnatal Mental Health

Anti-Black Racism & Mental Health Resources (PDF)

Mindfulness App for Sleep, Anxiety, and Stress (Link)
Insight Timer is the worlds largest free meditation app

Yoga with Adriene  (Link – YouTube)
Our mission is to connect as many people as possible through high-quality free yoga videos. We welcome all levels, all bodies, all genders, all souls!

Self-Compassion Audio and Self-Guided Exercises (Link)

Worksheets offered by Nedra Tawwab (Link)
Free worksheets to download and share

6 Self-Help Sessions from Valley Centre for Counselling (Link)
Evidence-based tools to help beat anxiety and low mood

Crisis Resources

COAST Hamilton: (Link)
Support for Mental Health crisis in Hamilton

Barrett Centre for Crisis Support (Link)

Distress Centres of Greater Toronto: (Link)
24/7 phone & text support.

Good2Talk: (Link)
24/7 phone, text, & Facebook Messenger support for post-secondary students in Ontario and Nova Scotia.

Kids Help Phone: (Link)
24/7 phone, text, & Facebook Messenger support for kids, teens, and young adults.

Gerstein Crisis Centre: (Link)
24/7 telephone support, in-person mobile crisis team, and access to short-term crisis beds.

LGBT Youthline: (Link) 
Please note this is not a 24/7 service. Peer support is available by phone, text, and chat on Sunday-Friday, from 4:00-9:30 pm.

Trans Lifeline: (Link)
24/7 peer support hotline, run by trans people, for trans and questioning people.

First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line: (Link)
24/7 phone and chat support to all Indigenous peoples across Canada.

Assaulted Women’s Helpline: (Link)
24/7 phone and TTY crisis line to all women in Ontario who have experienced any type of abuse.

SACHA: (Link)
Support for survivors of sexual assault