Category Archives: Well-being

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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Bullying & Cyberbullying Follow-up – More about What Works

We’re getting lots of feedback on earlier posts – the encouragement is much appreciated! Here are two recent articles expanding on the theme of bullying & the debate about what to do about it: 1. Bullying, according to a large … 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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Bullying & Cyberbullying

Another prominent concern of today’s parent is bullying, especially that occurring online.  Like teen self-harm, many adults worry that their child or teen is a silent victim in a world of social networking, websites, and texts that anyone over 30 often hasn’t even heard … Continue reading

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What it means to be “well”

It is a common misperception that “well-being” involves the absence of ailment. That you are mentally healthy if you are happy all the time and are never afflicted with feelings of depression, anger, sadness, or anxiety. But this is simply … Continue reading

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