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Sport Protects Children That Suffered Traumatic Experiences

Taking part in sport protects children who are abused or neglected from developing mental health problems in later life, according to a major public health study. People who had adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) but regularly played sports as children were less likely to have a mental illness as an adult, the study found. People who [...]

The Promotion of Resilience and the Demise of Anti-Bullyism

Social trends do not move in straight lines. They are somewhat like pendulums; when they go too far in one direction, gravity pulls them back in the other. The reverse swing has been bound to occur with antibullyism (which I consider a more fitting term for the “anti-bullying movement”). I see it already beginning and [...]

By | 2018-01-22T10:56:14+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Anxiety, Bullying, Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

‘Are You Considering Suicide?’

'Are You Considering Suicide?' and other questions to ask your co-workers In a glass conference room in midtown Manhattan, a few dozen employees from Beacon Health Inc.are taking turns asking each other an incredibly awkward question: "Are you having thoughts of suicide?" There's a right way to ask and a wrong way, and they're here [...]

It’s Not Just You

It's not just you. Balancing work and study is getting harder in Australia. Australia has experienced progressive higher education policies, a social inclusion agenda and widened tertiary access. This has resulted in a rise in working-class, mature-aged, first-in-family and Indigenous students attending university. But government income support has not been quite so progressive. In fact, [...]

By | 2018-01-22T10:55:31+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

5 Most Common Causes of Stress Today

Stress has always been a protective emotional response throughout human evolution (it's what our ancestors used to survive!) but in modern times it's become ubiquitous, everyone you talk to is stressed. In-fact, the Stress and Wellbeing survey in Australia reported that 72% of Australians said stress affects their physical health. What do we mean by [...]

By | 2018-01-22T10:55:15+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

How to Spot a Psychopath: Three Traits You Should Look For

1 in 100 people are psychopaths. Here's how to tell if there's one in your life. When we think of the word “psychopath,” what usually comes to mind first are commonplace media portrayals of crazed killers. The kind you see in Psycho, Silence of the Lambs, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. But these depictions are a far [...]

By | 2018-01-15T15:58:06+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Categories: Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Violent Media and Aggressive Behavior in Children

Does watching violence on TV, in movies, or video games promote aggression? With recent worry about mass shootings and gun violence in the United States, one of the questions that always comes up is whether violent media promotes violent or aggressive behavior. This is something that is especially important to think about for parents, as violent [...]

Apple: New Parental Control is Coming

Earlier this week Jana Partners LLC and the California State Teachers' Retirement System, two Apple shareholder groups, posted an open letter to Apple asking for more and better parental controls for iPhone. "More than 10 years after the iPhone's release, it is a cliché to point out the ubiquity of Apple's devices among children and [...]

By | 2018-01-15T15:58:21+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Categories: Cybersafety, Depression, Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Facebook to Increase ‘Meaningful Interactions’

Facebook has introduced sweeping changes to the kinds of posts, videos and photos that its more than two billion members will see most often, saying on Thursday that it would prioritize what their friends and family share and comment on while de-emphasizing content from publishers and brands. The shift is the most significant overhaul in [...]

Three Reasons to Get Stress Levels in Check in 2018

It’s difficult not to get stressed in our fast-paced lives. Whether you’re working overtime, battling exams, or caring for a sick relative, chronic stress has become commonplace. When we’re acutely stressed, the fight-or-flight system jumps into action, sending a surge of adrenaline through the body. This product of evolution dramatically increases our reaction speed and [...]