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The Trauma & Mental Health Report
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Working globally to disseminate knowledge about trauma and mental health.
Working globally to disseminate knowledge about trauma and mental health.

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A special thank you to all of our loyal readers over the years and a special welcome to new fans of the Trauma and Mental Health Report!
Be sure to visit us at http://trauma.blog.yorku.ca/ for related posts on trauma and mental health.

Enjoy your Friday funny!
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Our article, reposted on Psychology Today, examines a new system being introduced in American schools that aims to improve emotional intelligence. RULER helps children and teens learn to regulate and understand the multitude of feelings they experience and provides them with tools to effectively deal with their emotions in a healthy way.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/talking-about-trauma/201702/learning-manage-emotions-boosts-childrens-well-being

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In today's Arts and Culture post, artist Clay Jonathan relates his experience with depression to a lost person. In his poignant cartoon, he illustrates this idea. Check it out!

http://trauma.blog.yorku.ca/2017/02/lost-happiness/

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Charlottetown pre-teen Ellen Carragher decides to host mental health fundraiser in lieu of a traditional birthday party! Mental health support for children is very much needed on Prince Edward Island, and so far Ellen's event has raised over $7000 .

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/ellen-carragher-mental-health-fundraiser-birthday-skate-1.3990029

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In today's Arts and Culture post, poet Meggie Royer writes about suicide, the finality of the act, and the devastation felt by family and friends when the opportunity for second chance at life is no longer there.

http://trauma.blog.yorku.ca/2017/02/the-morning-after-i-killed-myself/

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Visit: http://trauma.blog.yorku.ca/ for related posts on trauma and mental health.
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EVENT: Mood Walks for Youth in Transition Summit
When: Sun, 26 February 2017 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM EST
Where: Harbourfront Centre, TORONTO

The summit will be an opportunity to exchange knowledge and explore other areas of mental health, nature, physical activity and youth engagement.

To register and further program details, check out:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/mood-walks-for-youth-in-transition-summit-tickets-31212322898

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Our latest article exposes the obstacles, misinformation, and lack of support faced by many pregnant women who take medication for psychiatric disorders. The question posed is whether women should stop or should continue taking these sometimes lifesaving medications during pregnancy. There is no simple answer.

http://trauma.blog.yorku.ca/2017/02/managing-psychiatric-medication-a-challenge-for-pregnant-women/

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The Night Dreads - read up on this common phenomenon and the many theories about why many people wake up during the night with extreme anxiety, and strategies to help curb this unsettling feeling.

https://www.psychologies.co.uk/do-you-experience-night-dreads
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