Anxiety

That’s Life: Helping Kids Deal with Disappointment

How Kids Benefit from Disappointment Whether it's a trip to the playground that gets ruined by rain or there are no more chocolate sprinkles at the ice cream shop, life is full of little and big disappointments. And as much as we'd like to spare our kids from letdowns, we can't -- and that's a [...]

New Trend: No Homework for Elementary Students

Sweeping our country is a new trend: No homework! Many parents are singing the praises of these policies, which remove the nightly nagging of “Have you done your homework?” Plus it frees up time where parents can genuinely connect with their child whether over dinner, or gardening in the backyard without the stress of impending schoolwork. Of [...]

By | 2017-08-07T15:54:18+00:00 August 7th, 2017|Categories: Anxiety, Society & Culture, Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

Clicks and Likes Contributing to a Teen Anxiety Crisis

An increasing dependency on activities associated with the brain's excitement-pleasure circuitry is partly to blame for the rising levels of anxiety and depression in teenagers today. Prominent in this cerebral circuitry is social media. A psychiatrist speaking to a group of teachers at the beginning of the school year warned of the "anxiety tsunami" that [...]

By | 2017-08-07T14:56:09+00:00 August 7th, 2017|Categories: Anxiety, Depression, Mental Illness, Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

Simple Strategies To Help Diffuse Anxiety in Children

If you suspect your child is suffering from anxiety or if your child has been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, you may feel rather overwhelmed and not knowing what to do. Beyond seeking help and support from a mental health professional, there are other things you can do to empower yourself as a conscious parent. [...]

Why Telling our Sons to ‘Be a Man’ is the Worst Thing We Can Say

There's a three-word lie whispered to every little boy, over and over again, that's ruining society, trashing lives and can be blamed for everything from domestic violence, to rape culture, casual sexism and the rise of the hilarious-but-dangerous men's rights movement.The insidious lie we all believe by the time we can walk and talk is [...]

School Clamps Down on Phones and Fitbits to Ease Body Image Worries

Stroud high school for girls says tech gadgets and social media exacerbate pressures leading to low self-esteem A girls’ school is banning wearable activity trackers and smartwatches because of concerns that pupils are skipping lunch if they fail to meet their calorie and exercise targets. Teachers at Stroud high school in Gloucestershire fear the gadgets [...]

Half of Pupils Expelled from School Have Mental Health Issue

IPPR thinktank says permanently excluded children in England face significant disadvantage because of ‘broken system’ Half of all pupils expelled from school are suffering from a recognised mental health problem, according to a study. Those who are permanently excluded find themselves at a significant disadvantage, with only one in a hundred going on to attain [...]

20 Ways to Help Teenagers Handle Their Anger

Teenage anger can be frightening. Parents find toddler tantrums hard enough to deal with, but when their child becomes taller than they are, and throws their weight around it is time for some serious thought into how to manage the situation. It may be useful to imagine their anger as a balloon. Many things happen [...]

By | 2017-07-24T14:21:33+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Categories: Anxiety, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Society & Culture|Tags: , |0 Comments

When Anxiety or Depression Masks a Medical Problem

It’s perfectly normal for someone to feel anxious or depressed after receiving a diagnosis of a serious illness. But what if the reverse occurs and symptoms of anxiety or depression masquerade as an as-yet undiagnosed physical disorder? Or what if someone’s physical symptoms stem from a psychological problem? How long might it take before the [...]

By | 2017-07-03T15:44:30+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|Categories: Anxiety, Depression, Mental Illness|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

How To Tell If Social Media Is Giving You Anxiety

With around half of the Australian population logging into Facebook on a daily basis (yes, that's 12.2 million of us), it's safe to say social media plays a large role in many of our everyday lives. Of course, while there are numerous benefits to social media use, what you get out of it corresponds rather [...]