The Second Reckoning

Christina Crowe, our chief here at Dig a Little Deeper, refers to a 2–3-year period that she calls “the reckoning” – the process of coming to terms with who you are as a newly recognized ADHD’er, reflecting on your life from a different perspective, working through internalized ableism, secondary anxiety, depression, trauma, and so forth. … Read more

How to manage family stress over the holidays

By: ​Kimberly Crossman, RSSW It’s a long weekend in Canada – whether you are celebrating the harvest, the Thanksgiving table, or as one blended Cree/Ojibway/Mohawk/European-descended family calls it, the “You’re Welcome Weekend.”  Are you ready for your extended family gatherings? As many of us are fortunate enough to experience, any of the holidays can be a time … Read more

Neurodivergent-affirming classroom management: 3 perspective shifts for teachers

By: Christina Crowe, RP, (S-Cert. OAMHP), and Sarah Palozzi, RP Qualifying “TEACHERS ARE SOME OF OUR MOST IMPORTANT LEADERS. We can’t always ask our students to take off the armour at home, or even on their way to school, because their emotional and physical safety may require self-protection. But what we can do, and what … Read more

Practical advice: When ADHD and PMS collide

By: Sarah Palozzi, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) This article aims to talk about menstruation in a gender inclusive manner since we know not all women menstruate and not all people who menstruate are women. In this article, the word ‘woman’ is used to describe people assigned female at birth (AFAB), in the context of socialization, so … Read more

A therapists rebuttal: Fighting medication stigma

By: Erika Belledent, Registered Psychotherapist I was less than 20 pages into my new book (by a very well-known clinician in the mental health world) and there it was.  An undeniable, yet increasingly familiar scare tactic, suggesting it is a problem many people in North America are being treated with antidepressants, stimulants and anxiety medication. … Read more