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March 5, 2018
by Tracey Block

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Some experts now viewing mental illness and wellness on a spectrum

March 5, 2018 14:04 by Tracey Block  [About the Author]

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Over any period of time, one's physical health may range from excellent to poor, depending on illness--chronic or temporary. Recognizing this, Canada's military mental health professionals have created a mental health spectrum--identifying and respecting the ever-changing fluidity of its workers' mental health challenges and wellbeing. Can the same scale now be applied to the civilian workplace? [More]

January 23, 2018
by Tracey Block

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Psychedelic drug therapy may soon be integral to mental health care

January 23, 2018 02:30 by Tracey Block  [About the Author]

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Recent clinical trials using psychedelic drugs like MDMA to treat patients suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) have shown some amazing results. With final testing now underway, the "psychedelic renaissance" may be on the horizon, potentially providing currently illegal drugs with new respect in the field of mental health care. [More]

October 26, 2017
by Melanie Laing

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Is A Florida Neighborhood being Terrorized by a Serial Killer?

October 26, 2017 07:00 by Melanie Laing  [About the Author]

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Recently, Florida police have said they are searching for a possible serial killer believed to have fatally shot three people over the last two weeks. This brings to light the problem of psychopathy. All psychopaths do not become serial murderers. Instead, serial murderers may have some or many of the traits consistent with psychopathy. Psychopaths who commit serial murder don’t value human life. However, psychopathy alone does not explain the motivations of a serial killer. [More]

October 24, 2017
by Melanie Laing

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#ME TOO, may just be #Too Much for some

October 24, 2017 07:00 by Melanie Laing  [About the Author]

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A closer look at the long-term psychological consequences of traumatic events and why too much exposure can be more of a trigger than treatment. The hashtag is everywhere, everyone with a voice or a keypad now share their #MeToo experience. But for some, sharing the experience via an avenue like Social Media could come back to haunt them. [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]

August 17, 2017
by Hilda Huj

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Surviving a Crime - Coping 101

August 17, 2017 09:15 by Hilda Huj  [About the Author]

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Crime does not choose who its next victim is. Anyone can be a victim of crime. Therefore, it is essential for all of us to know how to recognize the symptoms of trauma associated with crime and learn how to deal with it in a healthy way. Failure to do the latter may result in serious maladjustment, which can have a detrimental effect on our road to recovery from victimization. [More]