Category Archives: Mental Health

Cyberbullying: Legal Means for Kids?

A Canadian teen recently pursued her cyberbullies in this case: http://www.lawnow.org/bench-press-children-and-cyber-bullying/?utm_source=LawNow+New+Issue+List&utm_campaign=29bb3ab1c2-LawNow_eNews8_16_2012&utm_medium=email

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Bullying and Cyberbullying: Are Depressed People Prejudiced Against Themselves?

People who are discriminated against often feel depressed.  But what if the oppressor and victim are the same person? New research comparing depression and prejudice might hold a key to reducing both! The human brain is wired to treat ‘our … Continue reading

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Porn: Good or Bad? A Psychological Perspective

, My job requires me to be extremely open-minded and non-judgmental. As such, I have adopted the mantra of “to each their own”, holding firm to the understanding that a person’s right to choose for themselves trumps any value I … Continue reading

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Cyber Porn Addiction

Tami-lee Duncan is launching a CyberPorn Addiction treatment program at ARCH Psychological Services. Individual and marital consultations and interventions are available. A group is planned. We’ll be providing more information over the coming weeks but for now we’d like to … Continue reading

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The costs of not dealing with mental health… the benefits of dealing with it…

  WEF_Harvard_HE_GlobalEconomicBurdenNonCommunicableDiseases_2011 The World Economic Forum based in Geneva, Switzerland typically concerns itself with macroenomic concerns related to gobal competitiveness, global risks, the future of financial institutions and similar issues. The forum also considers the economic dimensions of more directly … Continue reading

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Teen Self-Harm: How to Have “the Talk”

Over time and in different locations, the way people express distress differs and changes.  Self-harm (often referred to as “cutting”) seems to be gaining prominence among teens and young adults.  This naturally sparks a strong gut reaction, particularly for people who … Continue reading

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Alberta’s Mental Health Plans

For those who have followed the controversy regarding thetransfer of some services from Alberta Hospital Edmonton, it is clear that Albertans care about mental health issues. It is also clear that mental health issues are not political ones. We need … Continue reading

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