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February 13, 2018
by Tracey Block

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Protecting prison inmate mental health is a priority in Canada

February 13, 2018 22:42 by Tracey Block  [About the Author]

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Solitary confinement and mental wellness do not mix. In a groundbreaking move last month, Canada's Supreme Court ruled against the use of solitary confinement. And some states in the U.S. are also examining the negative effects to prisoners' mental health as a result of the practice and are making efforts to reduce inmates' increased levels of anxiety, depression and suicidal behaviors by reducing such isolation. [More]

November 25, 2017
by Tracey Block

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The Dark Side of Black Friday

November 25, 2017 01:05 by Tracey Block  [About the Author]

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Are we paying the price for Black Friday sales? Rather than a day to relax after the Thanksgiving holiday, Black Friday has, for many, become a day of stress and anxiety. Some see it as a challenge to find the best bargain. Others see it challenging their mental health and well being. How about you? [More]

November 8, 2017
by Tracey Block

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30 Men Grew 30 Moustaches. The Rest is History.

November 8, 2017 23:53 by Tracey Block  [About the Author]

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More than just a contest to grow the best moustache, Movember has grown into a campaign successfully bolstering recognition of male cancers and male mental health issues. Thanks to its efforts, new websites and organizations catering to male needs continue to be established, and therapists worldwide are realizing the needs of the male psyche have long been ignored. [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  [About the Author]

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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]

July 20, 2017
by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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Is it NPD (Narcissistic Personality Disorder) or ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder)? Why Do We Care?

July 20, 2017 05:00 by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW  [About the Author]

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Whether or not it is noticed or understood, it would be hard to find an individual who has not been stung by an encounter with someone who suffers from either NPD or ASD. A result of such a rendezvous would be the feeling that one was unworthy, invisible and, somehow, “less than “.This is exacerbated by the unexpected nature of the insult received. It would be safe, under these circumstances, to guess that one has been in contact with someone who is detached from the feelings that would be expected under normal circumstances. [More]

June 14, 2017
by Hilda Huj

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Parenting Tips: Teen Rebellion

June 14, 2017 05:00 by Hilda Huj  [About the Author]

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The topic of teen rebellion has occupied the attention of parents and mental health professionals for a long time now. Therefore, there are many different theories about the teen rebellion. However, while all the theories are different, one thing is always the same - whether the teen is rebelling against socially fitting in (rebellion of non-conformity) or against adult authority (rebellion of non-compliance) - it is never easy to deal with the rebellious teen. [More]