Link – Half Of Parents Whose Teens Consider Suicide Have No Idea

Link – Half Of Parents Whose Teens Consider Suicide Have No Idea

Not only are parents missing what’s happening with their kids, this miscommunication goes both ways: “Jones and his team were surprised to find similar disagreement in the other direction, between children’s downplayed reports of their thoughts versus what their parents saw as troubling indicators. A significant number of teenagers denied they had thought about suicide…

Link – How Work Contributes Positively to People Living with Depression

Link – How Work Contributes Positively to People Living with Depression

This is the other side of that work vs. mental health equation that I’m often going on about. “Living with Depression does not mean someone can’t work.  Often work can be a great help to stabilising symptoms and improving the heath  of  people living with Depression.” Yes, work can be stressful. The environment and the…

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New free online mental health supports – “If you are experiencing anxiety or depression, there are two new mental health support services available to people in Ontario.” Taxi drivers and hotel staff will be trained to help the fight against child sexual abuse Uncomfortable Talking About Depression How to Help Someone Who is Suicidal Abused…

Link – BYU Student Pens Letter on Lack of Mental Health Resources on Campus

Link – BYU Student Pens Letter on Lack of Mental Health Resources on Campus

In the wake of a tragedy on campus, BYU students are pointing out the obvious. Telling people to ask for help is great, but you better have the help available, which doesn’t seem to be the case:   “By Monday night, an open letter to officials at the university as well as at the Counseling…

Link – Comfort Zones: An Alternative Perspective

Link – Comfort Zones: An Alternative Perspective

I am frustrated by the fact that this description is over 100 years old, and yet as I look around at society, we clearly don’t get it. “A little over a century ago Robert Yerkes, a celebrated psychologist, began speaking of a behavioral theory whereby, in order to optimize performance, humans must reach a level…

Link – Managing Holiday Anxiety and Depression

Yes, this time of year is different from the rest of the year. Many of us are more likely to travel, spend more time with family, and have a different schedule because of the various days off. Despite that, the advice for handling mental health challenges isn’t really that different, is it? “Managing mental illness…