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Problem Solving Buffers the Brain Against Anxiety

When it comes to managing anxiety, science just lent more credibility to the advice to “stay busy.” Engaging the brain to stay busy with problem-solving appears to be an effective buffer against debilitating anxiety, especially in those prone to the worst of the condition, according to a new brain imaging study from Duke University researchers. The [...]

By | 2018-01-22T10:56:29+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Anxiety, Science & Research|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

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 [...]

Cyber-bullying Campaign Launched After Suicide of Amy ‘Dolly’ Everett

A 14-year-old girl from a well-known Northern Territory cattle family who took her own life last week has been remembered by her family as a "kind, caring and beautiful soul" as they launched a social media campaign to raise awareness of bullying and harassment. The family of Amy "Dolly" Everett, who was once the face [...]

By | 2018-01-15T14:17:00+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Categories: Bullying, Cybersafety, Suicide|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Link Between Dads Who Treat Daughters Like Princesses and Anxiety

A study has shown that encouraging children to take risks, be competitive and engage in rough and tumble play can help prevent childhood anxiety disorders. But, unfortunately, this type of play is more commonly experienced by young boys than girls. The study, which was undertaken by the Macquarie University's Centre for Emotional Health, the University of Amsterdam and the University of Reading, took [...]

By | 2018-01-15T15:57:56+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Categories: Anxiety, Science & Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

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

Psychiatrists, Psychologists and Counsellors: Who to See for Your Mental Health Issues

Nearly half of us will experience a mental illness at some point in our lives. And all of us will go through periods of stress, sadness, grief and conflict. We're better able to navigate these periods when we are able to access the right support, medication or services. Sometimes the right treatment is lifesaving. There [...]

By | 2018-01-11T11:08:03+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Categories: Mental Illness|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Early Intervention Key to Supporting Students With Anxiety

Roughly one in five students drop out of university in Australia in their first year. Students with prior emotional difficulties, who are doing their degrees part-time, mature age at entry, or from a lower socioeconomic status background are most likely to be in this category. Not all of these factors can be changed. But there are ways parents and [...]

By | 2018-01-08T15:04:23+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Categories: Anxiety|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Is Everything You Think You Know About Depression Wrong?

In the 1970s, a truth was accidentally discovered about depression – one that was quickly swept aside, because its implications were too inconvenient, and too explosive. American psychiatrists had produced a book that would lay out, in detail, all the symptoms of different mental illnesses, so they could be identified and treated in the same [...]

By | 2018-01-08T15:04:13+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Categories: Depression|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

$100m Funding Boost for Mental Health Programs

Young Australians seeking help for depression and anxiety will get further assistance with an injection of more than $100 million into school mental health programs and a range of new Headspace centres. Key points: Major funding boost for kids mental health $75 million for new Headspace centres and student mental health programs More funds for [...]