Author: Tony

  • How Self-Compassion Can Boost Teen Mental Health

    How Self-Compassion Can Boost Teen Mental Health

    Research shows that cultivating self-compassion—learning to be kind and supportive to oneself—can act as a protective shield for teenagers against the negative impacts of social media, trauma, depression, and other challenges. While self-compassion isn’t a cure-all, it can help mitigate some of the difficulties that adolescents face daily. Teens in Crisis Content warning—this article discusses…

  • How Your Parental Expectations Might Be Sabotaging Your Relationship with Your Child

    How Your Parental Expectations Might Be Sabotaging Your Relationship with Your Child

    Close your eyes and think back to the day your child was born. Remember the moment your eyes met for the first time, holding one of life’s greatest gifts. Did you envision their future, filled with Montessori schooling, soccer and dance lessons, straight A’s from Kindergarten to 12th grade, piano lessons, fluency in French or…

  • Emotional and Mental First Aid: 11 Immediate Interventions

    Emotional and Mental First Aid: 11 Immediate Interventions

    Life often throws us into confusing and challenging situations, especially when dealing with emotional or mental health issues. What do we do when chaos hits and we’re faced with a severe emotional or mental injury? Let’s explore effective strategies. Common Knowledge of First Aid Most of us know basic first aid for physical injuries like…

  • Young People and Parents Allege Politicians Neglect Youth Mental Health

    Young People and Parents Allege Politicians Neglect Youth Mental Health

    Recent findings from leading mental health organizations—Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition, Mind, and YoungMinds—reveal a concerning perception among young people and parents: politicians are not adequately addressing mental health issues. This sentiment underscores an urgent call for mental health to be prioritized in the upcoming election and by the next government. Politicians Out…