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July 30, 2018
by Hilda Huj

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Screenism: Impacts the Modern World Has on Us

July 30, 2018 18:26 by Hilda Huj  [About the Author]

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We live in a technological world, full of different “screens” we look at on an everyday basis. From our childhood and throughout our adolescence and adulthood, we are exposed to them. However, not that often we question ourselves about the impact they have on us. In the matter of fact, we are often fascinated with the fact that children now can so early use different devices, such as phones and tablets. But we often fail to explore this fascination further and ask ourselves what this really means when it comes to the development of children. [More]

June 22, 2018
by Tina Arnoldi

Mental Health Startups on the Rise

June 22, 2018 10:05 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

A spate of recent mental health startups has some looking into their effectiveness. Although research shows some issues from the overuse of technology and smartphone addiction, with a negative impact on attention spans, depression, and anxiety, some startups are looking for positive ways to use technology for good. [More]

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]

January 25, 2018
by Tracey Block

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The pressure for perfection can be devastating

January 25, 2018 17:04 by Tracey Block  [About the Author]

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While aiming high and setting goals is encouraged in 21st century society, for many, perfectionism has become an obsession. Recent research indicates Millennials, in particular, are suffering challenges to their mental and physical well-being in the pursuit of ultimate perfection in education, professional work and in their own physical images. Can anything be done to help reduce the burden young people feel in their quest for the perfect life? [More]

December 10, 2017
by Tracey Block

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Is Nomophobia ruining your life?

December 10, 2017 23:03 by Tracey Block  [About the Author]

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Nomophobia is becoming more widespread in this 21st century era of smartphone technology. Do you suffer from it? Answer yes or no to the following: I obsessively check my smartphone for missed texts, emails or social media updates. I constantly top up my cell phone’s battery charge. I cannot leave a room without my smartphone. Using these kinds of questions and more, researchers believe it’s time to start taking the condition more seriously. [More]