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October 30, 2017
by Tracey Block

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Research Shows Screaming May Reduce Stress

October 30, 2017 23:35 by Tracey Block

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The results of a Washington Post-UMass Lowell poll—about screaming—were released this month. With so many options to help one alleviate daily stress, there might be one helpful activity that's easily overlooked. No app required. No special workout clothes either. [More]

October 27, 2017
by Tracey Block

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Fear of Nuclear War, 2017

October 27, 2017 07:30 by Tracey Block

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Unlike television news during the Cold War years, social media never “goes off the air”. How do children and youth escape the anxiety that results from the latest threats and jibes between leaders of opposing nations—fear that is amplified by social media? [More]

October 26, 2017
by Melanie Laing

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Is A Florida Neighborhood being Terrorized by a Serial Killer?

October 26, 2017 07:00 by Melanie Laing

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Recently, Florida police have said they are searching for a possible serial killer believed to have fatally shot three people over the last two weeks. This brings to light the problem of psychopathy. All psychopaths do not become serial murderers. Instead, serial murderers may have some or many of the traits consistent with psychopathy. Psychopaths who commit serial murder don’t value human life. However, psychopathy alone does not explain the motivations of a serial killer. [More]

October 26, 2017
by Tracey Block

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Working Hard for Mental Health and Wellness

October 26, 2017 06:00 by Tracey Block

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Did you celebrate World Mental Health Day? Is it still taboo to talk about mental health in the workplace? Globally, World Mental Health Day aims to educate, encourage and shine a light on improvements in mental health options, advocacy and recognition of the need to remove the social stigma surrounding mental health subjects. This year’s goal—how to improve the workplace to promote the mental health and wellbeing of all. [More]

October 25, 2017
by Hilda Huj

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Sexual Consent as a Cup of Tea

October 25, 2017 20:44 by Hilda Huj

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One of three women will experience some form of sexual assault in their lifetime. However, research has indicated that sexual assault is one of the most underreported crimes . [More]

October 24, 2017
by Melanie Laing

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#ME TOO, may just be #Too Much for some

October 24, 2017 07:00 by Melanie Laing

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A closer look at the long-term psychological consequences of traumatic events and why too much exposure can be more of a trigger than treatment. The hashtag is everywhere, everyone with a voice or a keypad now share their #MeToo experience. But for some, sharing the experience via an avenue like Social Media could come back to haunt them. [More]

September 20, 2017
by Hilda Huj

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Surviving a Crime: ASD and PTSD

September 20, 2017 21:21 by Hilda Huj

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Stressors are events or circumstances that threaten our physical and/or mental well-being. While everyday stressors pose a minimal threat and, therefore, provoke only slight stress reactions that are generally easy to cope with, certain types of stressors pose a significant threat and thus provoke debilitating stress reactions that are significantly more difficult to cope with. [More]