Is Today Any Different From Past Generations for Mental Illness?

I can’t say that the current generation experiences more relational trauma than any other time in history. Family units disintegrated generations ago, too, albeit in a different, yet not any less traumatic, manner. The average life expectancy of males in 1851 was about 40 years, compared with 42 years for females.  This had profound implications […] Read more »

What’s the Cost Of Stress to Business In Canada?

From a business perspective, the day-to-day stress we live under is taking its toll. A report by Chrysalis Performance Strategies Inc. states that stress costs Canadian business over $16 billion dollars a year.  This includes direct and indirect costs due to absenteeism, lost productivity, health claims, short and long-term disability claims and workplace accidents (see […] Read more »

How Many Victims of Sexual Abuse Are in Canada?

Now let’s look for a moment at the tragic reality of sexual abuse in our society. “Twenty years ago [circa 1980], no reference was made in most psychology programs to child sexual abuse. If it was discussed at all, it was mentioned in passing, as an aberration, even though a number of studies existed reporting […] Read more »

How Much Mental Illness is in Canadian Society?

The Edmonton Journal, quoting the Canadian Mental Health Association, tells us the following.* (These statistics aren’t listed here to make anyone more depressed! Rather, they are to remind us all of the absolute woundedness of the world in which we live. If we are to bring people hope, we need some understanding of what it […] Read more »

Find out more about Cheryl Shea

You may have heard about Cheryl as the author of Soul Surgeon or perhaps you’ve benefited from her 15 years at Mars Hill Centre. Cheryl has devoted much to help the people of Edmonton as they grow towards their God-given dreams. Read more about Cheryl and book your free 15 minute phone consultation. Read more »