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Coping with Cancer and Fighting for Life

How can we be more effective in coping with cancer? How can we find meaning and hope when faced with …

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No Tolerance For Bullying

Students who experience bullying are twice as likely as non-bullied peers to experience negative health effects such as headaches and stomachaches. They are also at increased risk for poor school adjustment, sleep difficulties, anxiety, and depression. Students who engage in bullying behaviour are not free from mental health problems. In fact, they are at increased risk for academic problems, substance use, and violent behaviuor later in adolescence and adulthood.

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Warning Signs of Suicide and What Can You Do To Help

Someone who is thinking about suicide will usually give some clues or signs to those around them that show they are troubled. It is important to take these warning signs seriously.

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Back To School Woes

Even to the student coming back to the same school, every year is different. If you have moved countries or …

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Training to be Tough

When The human condition is full of challenge, stress and adversity and yet we hear stories repeatedly of people who …

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The Dehydrated Brain

When the amount of water in and around the brain is reduced, your brain is dehydrated. It was recently observed …

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To sleep in or not? The science of chronobiology and the challenges to being a night owl

The science of chronobiology investigates biological rhythms and has shown that people can be classified as early, late or intermediate …

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Body Confidence in Older Children and Teens

When Body Image is an integral part of one’s identity. While it is normal to not be satisfied about every …

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Losing Weight And Keeping It Off! Part 2

DISRUPTIONS, ROADBLOCKS AND FRUSTRATIONS Human lives don’t stay the same over extended periods of time. We have experiences that change …

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Losing Weight And Keeping It Off!

  Behavioural strategies based on research findings, for sustainable weight loss. Obesity, with its dangerous and unpleasant social, personal and …

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Depression is Treatable

Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide. At its worst, depression can lead to suicide, a tragic fatality associated …

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Psychological Testing and Assessment

Psychological assessment is a process where a psychologist uses psychological tests and other methods such as interviews or behavioural observations …

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A Healthy Mind, A Healthy Life

Using psychological support services such as therapy, counselling or assessments is not a sign of weakness or a luxury. Accessing …

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Eating Disorder

In our world today, it is impossible to not be aware of one’s appearance or avail the options that exist to change it, from covering the grey in one’s hair to whitening teeth to cosmetic surgery. Weight loss and dieting seem to be fairly innocuous when thrown in with these. However, an eating disorder is very different from normal dieting to lose a few extra kilograms or pounds of weight or the occasional concern that someone may express over their appearance.

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Blur The Boundary

Interestingly, my running has provided me with another tool to raise awareness about mental health and question perceptions even in …

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