Health & Wellbeing

Bullying Claims the Life of an 11-Year-Old Cancer Survivor

As a very young child, merely 3 years of age, Bethany Thompson has been diagnosed with brain cancer, what must have been devastating news for the family. But they have all battled through radiation therapy, and, in 2008, the child has been proclaimed a cancer survivor and cancer-free. She has overcome the worst that could ever

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Bullying and Mental Health Study

A recent study by the London School of Economics and King’s College London has shown strong links between childhood bullying and use of mental health services. Using information from the the 1958 British Birth Cohort Study, the researchers analysed over nine thousand subjects with detailed data on childhood bullying experience and subsequent use of mental

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When to Look for a Designated Driver

Imagine this. You are out with friends and enjoying an amazing night of drinking, dancing and socializing. Then the night comes to an end. What happens if everyone you are with has been drinking and for the most part are drunk? Do you a) get in the car and drive home, b) find someone else

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When to Search for a Youth Speaker

Teenagers need help staying focused and motivated, which is why many schools are enlisting youth speaker assistance. These speakers understand what it takes to get through to a younger audience. Through entertaining lectures and inspirational speeches, these speakers share personal experiences and relay messages to students regarding hot topics in today’s society. What is a

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Do You Have Fear of Strangers?

Fear of strangers occurs in boys and girls when they are approached by people they do not know.This occurs even when children live with caring parents and caregivers in a safe environment. This can occur when infants are about 8 months and often ends when the child reaches two years old. Children can develop this

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What is Phobia? Defining the World of Phobias Today

What is Phobia? A Psychological Definition and Applications to the Real World Kids are afraid of a lot of things…school, failure, bullying, family stresses, loss of status, and more. But what is a phobia and how do you know that your child may suffer from a phobia? The clinical definition of a “phobia,” is an

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How to Define Agoraphobia Today?

Most people experience some type of anxiety at one time in their life. Some anxiety is normal for people who are in new or unfamiliar situations. If anxiety happens often to the point of being debilitating, it can signal a greater problem. Frequent episodes of intense fear and anxiety are often associated with agoraphobia. Learn How

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Types of Domestic Violence and How to Break the Cycle

The common myth about domestic violence is that it occurs to women and their children. The reality is that anyone can find themselves in an abusive relationship at any stage of their lives. This article will not only cover the different Types of Domestic Violence, it will also cover the traits of these abusers and

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Child Neglect: Stop the Cycle By Reporting Suspected Neglect

Child abuse and neglect both leave serious scars behind, but in many cases, it’s harder to identify the signs of neglect. Ensuring that children receive the help that they need quickly increases their chance of healing, breaking the cycle of abuse and neglect. According to the American Humane Association, out of the children who experience

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Interview: The People of BCNY on Understanding Bullying

Shane Mehta is a Mental Health Counsellor at The Boys’ Club of New York.  She has his MA and EdM and serves BCNY ’s Harriman Clubhouse, located in New York’s East Village. She speaks to NoBullying.com about the need to understanding bullying. This particular need of understanding bullying can be a very important factor to fighting bullying.  Understanding Bullying

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