Author: Leena Mehta

Professionals and parenting

I support professionals who work part-time or full-time and are full-time parents. Some professional women share that they struggle to meet expectations at work and at home. For example, some women share feeling passionate about the work they do but also driven to be available for their child or children.…

Meeting expectations

Youth and expectations  I’ve supported young people who shared struggling to meet their parent’s expectations. I’ve worked with youth who identify as BIPOC and described feeling anxious and stressed at the idea that they may have let their parents down. Some of these youth experienced anxiety whilst at school; before…
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Interracial marriage

My background I grew up in a multicultural city as a visible minority. My parents, similar to many others, made it clear that my sisters and I were to marry someone within our community. This meant we were to find someone who was Indian and a Hindu. My parents shared…
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Internalised racism

My background  I grew up in a multicultural city and many of my friends, as a result, were BIPOC. I was immersed in British culture but also learnt about other cultures growing up. I did not view myself as different or as not belonging. Rather I grew accustomed to belonging…
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Suicide rates amongst men

According to statistics, suicide rates are higher among men compared to women. In Canada, 75% of the estimated 4,000 suicide deaths are men (Mental Health Commission, 2022).  Some men will share their suicidal thoughts with a family member or friend but some do not. There are several reasons why some…

Stress management

We can all experience stress at different periods in our lives. Some people experience stress as a youth, others as a young adult, and some when they are much older. Some of these people seek support to manage their stress by accessing counselling services. Sometimes there is no one singular…