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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 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]

March 29, 2018
by Tracey Block

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Industry Experts Discuss Taking Time off Work for Mental Health

March 29, 2018 17:03 by Tracey Block  [About the Author]

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Have you ever taken time off from work because of a cold, flu or other physical ailment that needed attention? If so, you may have felt comfortable chatting about it when you returned to work—healthy and ready to get back at it. But the situation is often daunting for employees who need to take time off work for mental health illnesses—and then transition back into the workplace. How can you comfortably navigate information sharing about your mental health challenges at work? [More]

March 13, 2018
by Tracey Block

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Time change, circadian rhythm and mental illnesses

March 13, 2018 21:17 by Tracey Block  [About the Author]

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Setting the clock ahead an hour in the spring, or back an hour in the fall, is known to make people feel sleepy and cranky while they adjust to the time change. The body's natural circadian rhythm can be briefly--and negatively--impacted by these time changes. And now, researchers are recognizing that jet lag from long distance travel can cause negative effects not only to one's physical--but to one's long-term psychological health. [More]

February 7, 2018
by Tracey Block

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The Psychology of Centenarians

February 7, 2018 01:09 by Tracey Block  [About the Author]

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More people than ever before are living to age 100 and older. Is there a secret to their long life? For decades, scientists and researchers have examined genetics, diet and other lifestyle choices. But recently, studies are investigating the mental health of the very old in the world's population to see if the key to longevity may actually be psychological. [More]

February 6, 2018
by Tracey Block

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Caring for a survivor's mental health after beating cancer

February 6, 2018 00:26 by Tracey Block  [About the Author]

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The irony cannot be overlooked. When first diagnosed with cancer, patients would do anything to beat the disease and survive. But, as medical advances continue to improve, many survivors are feeling beaten down by the psychological and sometimes physical effects that remain after successfully defeating their diseases. As World Cancer Day is celebrated, survivors are speaking out in the hopes of improving their own lives and the lives of millions of future survivors. [More]