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June 9, 2018
by Amy Rollo

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The Impact of Video Games on Children's Mental Health

June 9, 2018 20:25 by Amy Rollo  [About the Author]

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As a child counselor, one of the most common questions I have received the past few years has been about video games and childhood mental health. With the recent increase in school shootings, we look for a reason to understand the unthinkable events. Inevitably, the news will discuss video games as a potential cause of each school shooting. [More]

May 28, 2018
by Patricia Tomasi

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Can Depression Lead To Cognitive Decline In Your 70s And 80s? This New U.K. Study Says Yes It Can

May 28, 2018 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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Did you know that after 70 years of age, your chances of developing a mood disorder such as depression or anxiety doubles every five years? The same is true for cognitive decline such as impaired memory. Here's another fun statistic to look forward to: By age 85, one in four of us will have the luxury of suffering from both conditions simultaneously. But researchers are trying their best to prevent this from happening. [More]

May 14, 2018
by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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A New Memorial For Lynching Victims Raises Awareness

May 14, 2018 12:52 by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW  [About the Author]

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April 26, 2018, saw the actualization of a project that was started in 2010. This project is a national memorial for the countless victims of lynchings. A goal of the Memorial is the acknowledgment of this part the Nation’s history. It is understood, in psychological terms, that that which is not addressed cannot be healed. [More]

May 7, 2018
by Amy Rollo

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Using Play Therapy as Communication for Parents

May 7, 2018 12:06 by Amy Rollo  [About the Author]

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There are many different modalities of play therapy. While there are different types, all of the forms use play as the main form of communication. Play is thought to be a child’s natural language, so toys are an ordinary way for a child to communicate. Much research suggests that children 9 years and below can benefit from play therapy. [More]

May 3, 2018
by Arthur Hunter

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Brain Tumor Rates Double in England Stoking Fresh Fears of Cellphone Use

May 3, 2018 07:00 by Arthur Hunter  [About the Author]

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A new study published in the Journal of Public Health and Environment shows a clear and drastic rise in the number of deadly brain cancers in recent years, raising the debate that a contributing factor is the widespread use of mobile phones. But despite the recent release, experts are divided more than ever on the question of whether or not cell phones and brain cancer risk are linked. Health experts caution against undue anxiety over the use of their cell phones. [More]