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Rising Temperatures Could Worsen Mental Health

by Charmaine McIntosh | on July 20, 2019

With the sweltering temperatures in the country over the past couple of weeks, this article in Psychology Today seems fitting.  A recent study found empirical evidence of mental health risks posed by climate change.  The article noted that Ashlee Cunsolo, a health researcher at Memorial University in Newfoundland and Labrador, who studies climate change and mental health among Canada’s Indigenous populations and Australian farmers, says the results resemble what she’s seen in her own work.  Read More about this very interesting topic on the psychological risk of climate change.Heat

 






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Immunize Yourself Against Anxiety and Excessive Stress

by Charmaine McIntosh | on June 22, 2019

The Brain

George S. Everly, Jr., Ph.D. wrote in an article in Psychology Today that anxiety and excessive stress is a significant factor that can impact happiness and success.  Neuroscience findings such as "Neuroplasticity allows the brain to create functional neurological pathways and networks, as well as to reorganize previously existing pathways and networks in order to create the neurologic infrastructure for virtually every aspect of human behavior".  This can help us better understand stress, anxiety and ways to manage them.  Learn more by Reading This Article.





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Adolescent Suicide Are Rising ... What Can Parents Do?

by Charmaine McIntosh | on March 29, 2019

Desperate-AdobeThe Centre for Disease Control (CDC) is reporting an increase in suicide rates among 10 to 14 year olds.  In the Journal of Pediatrics, researchers report that 50 percent of parents are unaware that their child 11 to 17 years old are having suicide thoughts, with younger adolescents more likely to deny their pain.  Read this article to find out what parents can do to slow the trend.

 






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