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Nichola Petts
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Nichola Petts is a Toronto-based freelance writer, social media and communications consultant who is just as passionate about building brands as she is about de-stigmatizing mental health issues. Over the past almost decade, she has worked with a number of leading companies to promote their products/services through media relations, branding, social media and employee relations. Nichola has experience in a variety of industries, from fashion, home entertainment, hospitality, financial services and food. She finds solace in reading, cooking, writing, and meditation. You can read her "Nosh with Nichola" column with InsideToronto.com, where she provides layman's recipe reviews. Always up for sharing a laugh, exchanging stories and useful information, you can follow her on Twitter at @NicholaP.

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Uncovering the Why Behind the Rise in ADHD Cases

(5) Comments | Posted August 6, 2014 | 2:49 PM

ADHD seems to be the buzzword of the decade when it comes to children who can't sit still, have a hard time concentrating on one task at a time, or act impulsively. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is certainly no laughing matter -- it can be a stressful situation for kids...

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A Real-Life Example of Living Triumphantly With Bipolar Disorder

(3) Comments | Posted May 23, 2013 | 12:09 PM

With the recent news that Catherine Zeta-Jones checked into a facility due to mental health problems, there's been a lot of talk in the media about bipolar disorder. Although it's sad to hear about anyone suffering with a mood disorder, the good news out of this is that...

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Move Your Body to Calm Your Anxious Mind

(0) Comments | Posted February 14, 2013 | 4:54 PM

For many people, the idea of facing those scary-looking machines in a gym, while trying to keep up with a fit and slender Speedy Gonzales who is sprinting at lightning speed on the treadmill beside you, is enough to make you want to sit back down on that cozy couch...

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An Empire Built on the Pillars of Fear: Panic and the Corporation

(0) Comments | Posted December 4, 2012 | 7:31 PM

The amount of pressure that's placed on employees these days seems to have spun out of control. Gone are the days of a company's loyalty to its people, and higher-ups offering their staff recognition for a job well done has certainly fallen to the wayside. There's so much pressure to...

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Panic Disorder and Men: Courageous Conquerors or Just Brave Faces?

(2) Comments | Posted October 18, 2012 | 12:46 PM

As I was putting my last article together, I became really curious about why it seemed that almost all of the people who came forward and offered to share their personal experiences with me regarding anxiety were women. The men who I know suffer from anxiety were really reluctant to...

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From Confined Spaces to Urgent Emails: The Panic Button

(7) Comments | Posted July 19, 2012 | 5:44 PM

For anxiety sufferers, elements of everyday life can trigger a panic attack. Sometimes it can come on without warning, and other times you know that an upcoming situation or activity will absolutely hit your panic button. Anxiety is a scary mental ailment that can rob you of the ability to...

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Anxiety's a B*tch!

(26) Comments | Posted June 25, 2012 | 8:10 AM

It was a warm spring day, mid-morning, and I was on my way to the hair salon. I had a very hectic past few months and had little time to myself those days -- what spare time I had, I knew I had to use wisely. So off I went...

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