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July 18, 2018
by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW


Which Neighborhood Do You Choose? Mr Roger's Documentary Seeks to Ask Questions to Our Generation

July 18, 2018 13:15 by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW  [About the Author]

A new documentary premiered recently. “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” about the philosophy and achievements of Mr. (Fred) Rogers. The film has received rave reviews from both critics, and the public in general. It is said that the reminder of a more gentle, accepting outlook on what life and behavior could be is an antidote to the deep recurring anger that has seemed to have taken over many everyday lives. Mr. Rogers’ message is, of course, “It’s you I like”. He proposed a world where individuals listen to, learn from and expand their horizons while airing their differences. [More]

July 9, 2018
by Patricia Tomasi

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Dads Who Don't Take Paternity Leave at Higher Risk for Paternal Postpartum Depression, Study Shows

July 9, 2018 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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Maternal postpartum depression, a mood disorder experienced by up to 20 per cent of women after they’ve had a baby, is also experienced by men in the form of paternal postpartum depression. Taking leave after the birth of a child may lower a father's risk of this serious, yet seldom reported condition. [More]

July 5, 2018
by Arthur Hunter

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Therapists Publicly Diagnosing President Trump May Be Raising Stigma

July 5, 2018 16:32 by Arthur Hunter  [About the Author]

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Thousands of psychologists have banded together against president Trump to diagnose him with a mental illness, and then to use that diagnoses against him to remove him from office. Some argue this is a risky path for the mental health community to be going down and that using the DSM-5 as a means to enact negative action against someone is the very act of stigma itself. [More]

July 3, 2018
by Elizabeth Pratt

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Students on the Autism Spectrum Benefit from Teachers with Specialist Training

July 3, 2018 08:00 by Elizabeth Pratt  [About the Author]

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Researchers have found students with autism spectrum disorder benefit from teachers who have received specialised autism training. Students in classes with teachers who received such training interacted more with their teachers and peers, participated more frequently in class activities and had a higher frequency of two-way conversations. [More]