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Teaching Gratitude

Kathleen Cormier is trying to instil a sense of gratitude in her sons, aged 12 and 17. But sometimes she wonders if other parents have given up. Some of her sons’ peers, she says, are lacking in the basics of gratitude, such as looking adults in the eye to thank them. The saddest part, she [...]

Feeling Exhausted? 5 Signs of Mental Health Issues

Almost one out of every five adults suffers from mental illness in any given year. Mental illness resulted in a loss of nearly 200 billion dollars in earnings last year. For some, mental illness is a lifetime struggle. For others stress, grief, or other struggles can cause temporary mental health concerns. In any case, recognizing [...]

By | 2018-03-05T14:01:00+00:00 March 5th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Psychiatrist’s Quick Guide on How to Talk to Your Children About Mental Health

The parents and carers I meet through my job as a child and adolescent psychiatrist often tell me about young people in their lives who are suffering from anxiety or low mood. I can sometimes hear an element of desperation or hopelessness in their voice, which may come from the fact they have no idea what [...]

By | 2018-02-16T10:52:11+00:00 February 15th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

‘I worry for you girls’: Prince William

Prince William is the father of a boy and a girl (and a child on the way), who are – hopefully – still a way off having their own Instagram accounts. But the prince has given a surprise speech to school students in London that, frankly, every tween and their parent should read. "I worry for you girls. [...]

5 Ways to Promote Mental Health in the Workplace with Technology

Mental illness can prove to be a silent destroyer of workplace productivity and employee happiness. US employers cough up between USD 79 and 105 billion annually to make up for the damage stemming from poor mental health and substance abuse . This can take the shape of reduced productivity, insurance spends and increased absences. In fact, mental illness is [...]

By | 2018-02-12T09:49:34+00:00 February 9th, 2018|Categories: Technology|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

4 Ways to Beat Your Anxiety

Racing heart, tingling hands, sweating, dizziness – the all too common symptoms that anxious people experience on a daily basis. Bev Aisbett, anxiety expert, says that anxiety and depression are just a fact of life that we can work on managing. “It’s a part of how we learn because what we’re challenged by is often our [...]

By | 2018-02-05T10:56:42+00:00 February 1st, 2018|Categories: Anxiety|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

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 [...]

‘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 [...]

4 Ways a Pet Increases Your Lifespan

Dogs, cats and other animal friends are more important than we realise. Pet owners will often swear their beloved pooch or moggie does wonders for their wellbeing, and now we have empirical proof. A new study has found dog ownership is linked to improved heart health for humans. This is an important finding, given heart disease is [...]

By | 2018-01-22T10:55:40+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

White Children More Likely to Suffer Mental Health Issues

White children are more likely to suffer mental health issues than their peers, a major study has found. The rise of marital breakdown has been blamed for the higher instance of “emotional problems” among white children, with researchers pointing to “better family cohesion” in ethnic communities. A report published today [THURS] details findings from the [...]