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Alcohol Consumption During COVID

During times of stress, people often reach for alcohol. A substance long-relied upon for social relief, celebratory occasions, and for pleasure, it is also used as an escape mechanism, or to cope with difficult times, tiring days, or distressing situations. The latter scenarios are played out in all pockets of

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The Empowered Whistleblower with Dawn Westmoreland Listen to “Tracey Maxfield–Escaping the Rabbit Hole (Bullying)” on Spreaker.

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How to help a child/teenager who is being bullied. How to deal with a bully

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Gm-l_9yEIU[/embedyt] In blogs #16, #17 and #18, we discussed the different types of bullying behaviour, who is a bully, the circle of bullying and signs a child/teenager is being bullied. Today, we will explain how to deal with a bully, and how to help the child/teenager who is being

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Turning the world on its axis – only the perspective of the person living with dementia can illuminate our viewpoint byLeah Bisiani MHlthSc., DipBus., RN.1., Dementia Consultant

Reprinted with kind permission Togetherness and altruism: Dementia may challenge us as care partners because of the fundamental complexity of the condition, however it is time we regain our focus, first and foremost, and look towards the person living with dementia, instead of our habitually, self-indulgent tendency to create situations

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Children and Teenagers

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j64wGC3wiWQ[/embedyt] When we hear the word PTSD, images of soldiers and veterans spring to mind. For decades, people associated post traumatic stress disorder with terrifying events that occurred during a war, in fact, until the 1980’s this stress disorder was known as ‘shell shock’ or ‘battle fatigue.’ The reality

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