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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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Money doesn’t buy happiness. . . and shopping doesn’t help either!

David Geffen, the famous billionaire who built the Virgin brand (phones, music, air travel), once said, “people who think money buys happiness have never had a lot of money.”  Indeed, people are happiest when they strive for meaningful goals, even if … Continue reading

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Teen Self-harm: Upcoming Community Presentations

We have received a wonderful response to our posting about teen self-harm.  It was our hope that sharing this information would be a help and a comfort to anyone wanting to learn more. I will be sharing similar information in … Continue reading

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Preventing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders – Some Surprising Opportunities

As you’ve likely heard, alcohol use during pregnancy is risky for the developing baby.  In Alberta, a baby is born every day with brain damage due to alcohol exposure in the womb.  In Canada, it costs $1.8 million dollars to … Continue reading

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Aboriginal Perspective on Cyberbullying

Further to my note earlier this week, the Centre for Suicide Prevention is also offering cyberbullying materials, this time with an Aboriginal view: http://suicideinfo.ca/Library/Resources/SpecialFeatures.aspx Includes types of cyberbullying & practical tips & resources to prevent & address the problem at school & … Continue reading

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