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February 2018

Here’s How Witnessing Violence Harms Children’s Mental Health

By | 2018-02-26T17:03:49+00:00 February 26th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

When children learn about news like the deadly school shooting that claimed more than a dozen lives on 14 February 2018 in Broward County, Florida, a logical question for them to ask is: Will the same thing happen to me? As researchers and clinicians who have studied the problem of violence over the past three decades, we have [...]

January 2018

The heartbeat of racism is denial

By | 2018-01-14T03:55:35+00:00 January 14th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

The reckoning of Trump’s racism must become the reckoning of American racism. Because the American creed of denial — “I’m not a racist” — knows no political parties, no ideologies, no colours, no regions.Source: The heartbeat of racism is denial |

The Mental Health of Donald Trump

By | 2018-01-05T15:44:50+00:00 January 5th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

“We write as mental health professionals who have been deeply concerned about Donald Trump’s psychological aberrations,” the statement read.“We believe that he is now further unraveling in ways that contribute to his belligerent nuclear threats. ... We urge that those around him, and our elected representatives in general, take urgent steps to restrain his behavior [...]

December 2017

October 2017

Nurturing Young Minds – book review

By | 2017-10-29T23:57:12+00:00 October 29th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Nurturing Young Minds is a wake up call in understanding young people, the issues they are facing and how to deal with them.Source: Nurturing Young Minds – Mental Wellbeing in the Digital Age book review | Daily Review: Film, stage and music reviews, interviews and more.

Virtual reality headsets could put children’s health at risk 

By | 2017-10-29T17:01:08+00:00 October 29th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

The researchers found no child experienced serious deterioration in their eyesight. However, in two cases their stereo-acuity – the ability to detect differences in distances – was disrupted, while another child showed a “drastic worsening” of balance immediately after finishing the VR game. These effects were short-lived but were nevertheless noticeable, even though the children [...]

Recognise and overcome unconscious bias 

By | 2017-10-16T05:00:54+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

We cannot eliminate our biases, but we can understand them and know that there are things that we can do to reduce the impact of biases on our decision-making and to better reflect diversity. Being aware of biases also allows us to guide others towards certain decisions or behaviours without taking away their freedom to [...]

For the sake of our girls, Australia needs to ban advertisements that sexualise women

By | 2017-10-11T11:14:56+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

It's disheartening to consider that even the most naturally attractive model cannot match the beauty of her own images once they've been airbrushed. Yet even this level of perfection is flogged as achievable, provided you buy whatever it is she's selling.To ease the insane pressure placed on girls, governments and media standards bodies must create [...]