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Mental health professionals provide 5 ways to limit your election anxiety

Health Opinions If you feel like you’ve been in a 10-round fight during this election cycle, you’re not alone. According to a recent survey by the American Psychological Association, nearly 70 percent of people say that they are experiencing a significant amount of election anxiety — up from 52 percent in 2016. The COVID-19 pandemic—coupled… Read More »

Udderly delightful: How cow cuddling can relieve stress and boost mental health

In these Pandemic-changed times, availing of any form of feel-good therapy seems like a wise idea. The particular practitioner I am going to see has unusual colouring, with hair the colour of coffee macchiato and she’s a heavyweight in her field, tipping the scales at around 600kg. othing to concern Weight Watchers here because the… Read More »

Mental Health Tips for Kids

Learn mental health tips for kids to support them through challenges. It’s evident that 2020 has not been an easy year for families, and kids especially have struggled with the grief and uncertainty caused by living through a pandemic. While some families have banded together this year, others have become more acutely aware of issues… Read More »

Covid: What is the mental health cost to the young?

Young people’s risk of becoming ill with Covid-19 is tiny – but could the long-term mental health impact of virus restrictions be far more damaging? Thousands of students are in enforced self-isolation at universities, and thousands more children are missing out on school because of positive Covid tests in their midst. This follows nearly four… Read More »

Al Interviews James Withey | Former Therapist, Mental Health Advocate, Public Speaker & Author

In this episode, Al interviews James Withey, former therapist, mental health advocate, public speaker, and author (recorded 6-18-20). James shares the challenges of losing his father at age five and knowing he was gay at the young age of eleven or twelve, yet keeping those feelings hidden until age eighteen. James very candidly describes his… Read More »

I’m worried the mental health of parents is under threat. Yesterday I Googled ‘is it postnatal depression or pandemic?’

Animals in captivity often display repetitive functionless behaviours. Watching my six-year-old pace the yard last week I felt a palpable grief for what he is going through. It reminded me of a haggard tiger I once saw in a zoo – not a place I think I’ll ever feel right visiting again after lockdown. he… Read More »