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September 18, 2018
by Patricia Tomasi

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‘Paraprofessionals’ An Important Mental Health Resource For U.S. School Children Living In Poverty

September 18, 2018 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study published in the Journal of Community Psychology takes a look at the role of paraprofessionals in high-need communities. Paraprofessionals act as liaisons between community mental health programs, families and schools. Although they don’t have the same level of training as mental health workers or teachers, studies have shown that especially in immigrant and low-income communities, paraprofessionals play an important role in helping families navigate the mental health system. [More]

July 31, 2018
by Patricia Tomasi

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As The Debate Over Abortion Continues, The Mental Health Of Women Must Not Be Overlooked Say Researchers

July 31, 2018 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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Reyah Balthazar of Toronto, Canada was five months pregnant when she had to make the difficult decision to have an abortion due to pregnancy complications that would have put her life and the life of her baby at risk. “It was the hardest decision I ever had to make,” says Balthazar. “It has been a year now and I am still grieving the loss of my baby. I had always been pro-life, and to have to go through that procedure was traumatizing. I am still trying to come to terms with the experience.” [More]

February 5, 2018
by Patricia Tomasi

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First Study Of Its Kind in Canada Looks At Biological Embedding of Adverse Prenatal And Early Childhood Experiences

February 5, 2018 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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Researchers are wondering whether our biology is affected as an infant due to adverse early life experiences. The first study of its kind examining biological embedding is a Canadian study also looking at an intervention program to prevent children from developing mental illnesses as an adult. [More]

December 12, 2017
by Patricia Tomasi

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Are Sexual Harassers Mentally Ill?

December 12, 2017 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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It's time to recognize sex addiction as a mental health disorder and improve the treatment of victims as well as perpetrators of sexual harassment. It's also important to recognize the underlying issues of sexual harassment including gender inequality, anxiety and depression and work towards improving the balance of power in all workplaces, not just in Hollywood, the newsroom, and on Capitol Hill. [More]