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Teaching Your Child Emotional Agility

Teaching Your Child Emotional Agility | Mental Health | Scoop.it

Learning to handle negative emotions is critical for children, but parents tend to teach avoidance rather than acceptance.


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A Single Concussion May Have Lasting Impact

A Single Concussion May Have Lasting Impact | Mental Health | Scoop.it

Young people who had been hit in the head had heightened risks for physical and psychological difficulties as adults, though most were fine.


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Miss USA Is A Black Army Officer Advocating For PTSD Sufferers

Miss USA Is A Black Army Officer Advocating For PTSD Sufferers | Mental Health | Scoop.it
"PTSD isn’t necessarily focused on the weak or the strong."

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Will Smith hopes his new film Concussion will jolt parents

Will Smith hopes his new film Concussion will jolt parents | Mental Health | Scoop.it
Will Smith hopes his new film Concussion will jolt parents into realising their kids' health could be at serious risk when they sign them up to play American football. - New Zealand Herald

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After hearing so much controversy surrounding long-term health ramification associated with concussion's, I'm hoping this film does the topic justice...

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The People Taking Care of Our Kids Are Some Of America's Lowest Paid Workers

The People Taking Care of Our Kids Are Some Of America's Lowest Paid Workers | Mental Health | Scoop.it

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I could not do what I do as a professional without my day care provider, she is an amazing lady and is far underpaid. Here's a great article that acknowledges this shameful truth...

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Gaze differs in autism, and not just for faces - Futurity

Gaze differs in autism, and not just for faces - Futurity | Mental Health | Scoop.it
Visual perception differs among people with autism, and not just for faces. A new study could help pinpoint different forms of the disorder.

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Gaze differs in autism, and not just for faces....

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'Clear association' between time on social media and children's mental health

Children who spend more than three hours a day on social media websites are twice as likely to suffer mental health issues, official data suggests. A report from ...

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New research: Children who spend more than three hours a day on social media websites are twice as likely to suffer mental health issues.

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Why should teenagers be allowed to sleep in for as long as it suits them? | Life and style | The Guardian

Why should teenagers be allowed to sleep in for as long as it suits them? | Life and style | The Guardian | Mental Health | Scoop.it
Apparently, it suits their circadian rhythms to start school later. Of course it does – I would rather wake up at lunchtime, too. But that’s not how the world works

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My tween daughter REALLY liked this article...hmmm, I wonder why lol

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, September 21, 2015 11:35 PM

A good example of building a straw man to knock down to prove a point is wrong. -Lon

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8th Grade Boy Kisses Girl on a Dare, Charged With Assault

8th Grade Boy Kisses Girl on a Dare, Charged With Assault | Mental Health | Scoop.it
PHOTO: jabejon/ Getty Images A 13-year-old boy at Pikesville Middle School in Maryland allegedly grabbed a 14-year-old girl’s shirt near her stomach and kissed her last week—as part of a dare, reportsWBFF , but it had less than lighthearted consequences. The 8th-grader was charged as a juvenile with

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We have to teach our children to respect the boundaries and personal spaces of others. That said, was criminalizing this young man for kissing someone without their permission the best decision?

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Penrith Farms's curator insight, September 14, 2015 1:32 PM

From I have seen this has been an extremely controversial topic so in true form, I'll venture no opinion.  Just bringing it to everyone's attention if they don't know.

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Analysis of Antidepressant Paxil Finds Data on Teen Risk Was Held Back

Analysis of Antidepressant Paxil Finds Data on Teen Risk Was Held Back | Mental Health | Scoop.it
Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline is criticized for delaying access to data about its antidepressant paroxetine (Seroxat, Paxil) that would have shown earlier that it is neither safe or effective in adolescents...

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, September 23, 2015 11:31 AM

This just adds to the public's lack of trust in all leaders - political, scientific, sports etc. -Lon

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I'm so surprised that Paxil is STILL being prescribed. The numerous stories that detail its harmful effects has been talked about for quite a while. How many others will be a victim of #Paxil before this drug is removed from the market?!

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2 types of child abuse have the same consequences - Futurity

2 types of child abuse have the same consequences - Futurity | Mental Health | Scoop.it
The assumption that emotional abuse is less harmful to children than physical abuse is false, say researchers. How should this affect treatment?

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Emotional abuse is just as harmful as physical abuse....

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, October 15, 2015 3:29 PM

This seems to support the criticism of thinking it is the act and kind of abuse that does the harm.  Actually, in my experience, much more important is how the child perceives it.  The same kind of abuse to two children will have significantly different manifestations or even no reaction or measurable harm to one while devastating the other. -Lon

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Sitting isn't bad for you after all

Sitting isn't bad for you after all | Mental Health | Scoop.it
Sitting for long periods is not bad for you, say researchers - as long as you stay active the rest of the time. - New Zealand Herald

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As mental health therapists we spend most of our time sitting. I know its hard to remember to be active, but we have to push ourselves to exercise....our bodies will thank us for it later!

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Is Autism a Mental Illness? | Psychology Today

Is Autism a Mental Illness? | Psychology Today | Mental Health | Scoop.it
The recent tragedy in Oregon has renewed controversy about what autism really is or isn’t. While often well intentioned, this debate is based on shaky scientific ground and may actually be making stigma worse.

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As an individual who has and continues to work with individuals on the Autism Spectrum,  I found this article thought provoking and insightful. So do you think Is Autism a mental illness? 

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Teaching Teenagers to Cope With Social Stress

Teaching Teenagers to Cope With Social Stress | Mental Health | Scoop.it

High school students reported more confidence after completing an exercise intended to instill a basic message to help manage tension: People can change.


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Mother's heartbreaking letter to bullies: 'He became Felix who everyone hated'

Mother's heartbreaking letter to bullies: 'He became Felix who everyone hated' | Mental Health | Scoop.it
A grieving mother penned a heartbreaking open letter to the bullies who drove her teenage son to suspected suicide. - New Zealand Herald

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Why Singapore has the smartest kids in the world - CNN.com

Why Singapore has the smartest kids in the world - CNN.com | Mental Health | Scoop.it
Singapore is officially the country with the smartest high-school kids in the world. What's it doing right?

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Let's take some notes from Singapore and learn why they have the smartest high-school kids in the world.

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Kids know if they're 'super' by age 5 - Futurity

Kids know if they're 'super' by age 5 - Futurity | Mental Health | Scoop.it
By age 5 a child's self-esteem is established. They have a "global, overall knowledge of their goodness as a person," says Anthony Greenwald.

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Have you told your under 5 child that they're awesome today? Well you probably should. This article says that by the age of 5 a child's self-esteem is established and what they are told about themselves will help shape their future sense of self worth. #foodforthought

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Depression is Not a Normal Part of Aging - PDResources

Depression is Not a Normal Part of Aging - PDResources | Mental Health | Scoop.it
Depression is Not a Normal Part of Aging - People view depression as a natural reaction to challenges that commonly occur later in life.

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Depression is Not a Normal Part of Aging, article says...

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How to Address Using Adderall and Ritalin as Study Aids | Psychology Today

How to Address Using Adderall and Ritalin as Study Aids | Psychology Today | Mental Health | Scoop.it
It is estimated that about a quarter of college students use Adderall or Ritalin as study aids in college.

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Teens use e-cigarettes to vape marijuana - Futurity

Teens use e-cigarettes to vape marijuana - Futurity | Mental Health | Scoop.it
E-cigarettes aren't just for nicotine anymore. More and more US teens are finding they work with marijuana, too.

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See! It was only a matter of time...e-cigarettes are cigarettes ugly cousin!

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Exercise Reduces Suicide Attempts by 23 percent among Bullied Teens

Exercise Reduces Suicide Attempts by 23 percent among Bullied Teens | Mental Health | Scoop.it
As high schools across the country continue to reduce physical education, recess, and athletic programs, a new study shows that regular exercise significantly reduces both suicidal thoughts and attempts among students who are bullied.

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Article says "Exercises helps reduce teen suicide attempts"...who knew!

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, September 21, 2015 11:31 PM

As the evidence piles up about the advantages of physical exercise, how can any administrator justify reducing that in the school curriculum.  It is beginning to look like the old fashioned teachers understood more about children's needs in at least this area than do modern educators who think physical education, the arts, etc. are not as important as cramming for upcoming tests. -Lon

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The Ways, and Whys, of Autism | Psychology Today

The Ways, and Whys, of Autism | Psychology Today | Mental Health | Scoop.it
In Uniquely Human, Dr. Barry Prizant advocates a paradigm shift in understanding and treating autism. He maintains that “autism isn’t an illness. It’s a different way of being human.”

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Article discusses how to view Autism from a different lens. Quite an interesting read!

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, September 22, 2015 4:45 PM

Seeing people as a different way of being human has some advantages over seeing them as disabled. -Lon

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Analysis of Antidepressant Paxil Finds Data on Teen Risk Was Held Back

Analysis of Antidepressant Paxil Finds Data on Teen Risk Was Held Back | Mental Health | Scoop.it
Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline is criticized for delaying access to data about its antidepressant paroxetine (Seroxat, Paxil) that would have shown earlier that it is neither safe or effective in adolescents...

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I'm so surprised that Paxil is STILL being prescribed. The numerous stories that detail its harmful effects has been talked about for quite a while. How many others will be a victim of #Paxil before this drug is removed from the market?!

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, September 23, 2015 11:31 AM

This just adds to the public's lack of trust in all leaders - political, scientific, sports etc. -Lon

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"We misunderstand the relationship between mental health and gun violence" – Salon.com

"We misunderstand the relationship between mental health and gun violence" – Salon.com | Mental Health | Scoop.it

“Angry, alienated, isolated, maybe a little delusional” — and with “access to efficient killing machinery”

 A noted psychiatrist says we misunderstand the relationship between mental health and gun violence

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When Teen Depression Leads to Suicide | Psychology Today

When Teen Depression Leads to Suicide | Psychology Today | Mental Health | Scoop.it
“The only thing we should all fear is depression, a natural killer that we can effectively treat.” – Richard A. Friedman

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