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    Researchers: The Land of Those Far Removed or Agents Of Change?

    After 25 years of experience as a grassroots social worker in community development and mental health, I admit the world of academia seemed a million miles away. My idea of researchers were quiet folk with little idea of reality beyond the protected walls of their offices and the myriad of textbooks on their bookshelves. Often, […]

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    5 Things to Know If Your Child in Special Education Needs Mental Health

    Dоеѕ уоur сhild with аutiѕm hаvе bеhаviоrаl diffiсultiеѕ аnd nееd рѕусhоthеrару? Has your tееnаgеr with Lеаrning diѕаbilitiеѕ whо ѕtrugglеѕ with асаdеmiсѕ bеgun tо асt uр аt ѕсhооl? Dоеѕ уоur сhild hаvе еmоtiоnаl diѕоrdеrѕ frоm trаumа оr еаrlу lifе bеfоrе adoption? Mental Hеаlth needs аffесt a lоt оf сhildrеn who аrе сurrеntlу rесеiving ѕресiаl education ѕеrviсеѕ. […]

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    Enlightened Communication and The Role of Humour

    “The surest signs of enlightenment are joy and laughter.” Alan Cohen Humour puts the light in enlightened communication. Experiencing a moment of enlightenment is sacred but not solemn. It is transcendent and yet very human. And I say, “experiencing a moment of enlightenment” because I am wondering if this is not in fact, the goal. […]

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    End Bullying: Being a Superhero in Real Life (IRL)

    In 2008, a Yale University study established a causal link between suicide and bullying. Their research concluded that bullying victims are 2 to 9 times more likely to consider suicide than non-victims. However, current research states one in five students reported being bullied, but the research also concludes a large percentage of victims do not make […]

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    Five Tips for Overcoming Self-Doubt

    Some self-disclosure here—I’m a rather sensitive person and I often tend towards self-doubt, thinking something is my fault if it doesn’t go well and lots of critical voices in my head always.  With time, I’ve learned to see this as a strength since it means I’m constantly evaluating myself and pushing myself to become better.  […]