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A summer spent in front of the TV or playing video games doesn’t offer as many benefits for a young people, writes Marie Amos.
Kids’ brains are still under construction, to the frustration of many parents and teachers. But we can help.
Mindfulness can be paired with another calming tool called taking a non-judgmental stance.
Society portrays romantic love as something outside of us, but every day we make choices to connect or disconnect from our romantic partner.
A parent and caregiver plays a large role in the development of young people’s emotional brain structure.
Exploring some of the people behind the Child and Youth Committee Consultation – now marking its 20th year.
The practice of New Year’s resolutions is a way of clearing the slate- starting fresh with big plans for how this year will be different.
The Chilliwack Social Research and Planning Council is working with the Chilliwack School District on an exciting research project.
The third and most powerful and lasting way to be happy is meaning, which consists of making the world a better place.
The use of drugs, tobacco, and alcohol by young people is a topic that causes concern for parents and adults
Over-represented in the criminal justice system are kids who are non-high school graduates.
Dr. Amen and new research into Attention Deficit Disorder
This week’s Perspectives column continues the series on cognitive distortions- unhealthy mental habits that can have a detrimental impact on our overall well-being. If you’ve ever heard the phrase “if life gives you lemons; make lemonade” or “is your glass half-full, or half-empty” then you already know the basics of focusing on the negative and discounting the positive.
What cognitive distortions all have in common is that they contribute to us feeling down, helpless, defeated and less resilient. We can fall into the overgeneralization trap very easily. If I hit a red light at Five Corners I might think “I always get this red light.” I need to balance this out by consciously recalling all the times the light is green and I cruise through the intersection without needing to stop.
Earlier this month, annual Mental Health Awareness week strove to increase our…
The last Perspectives article focused on the community response model to youth suicide prevention where family doctors and school staff recognize and help a young person who is exhibiting warning signs of suicidality.
Recently, our community moved to a prevention model for teen suicide prevention. Emergency response to young people who are suicidal is still available through the Chilliwack Hospital Emergency Room, and Adolescent Crisis Response and Prevention (ACRP).