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Building Resilience

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By KMHA
Oct 9, 2010 - 11:50:27 AM


Building Resilience is developing individual strengths and abilities to "bounce back" from challenges and setbacks that life presents us with.
It involves being able to adapt to changes, drawing on both our own strengths and the available social resources to assist us during times of stress.


Building Resilience

 



Understanding Suicide

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By by Dr. Gearoid O Donnchadha
Jul 2, 2010 - 1:24:28 PM


To understand suicide, one must look not only at the individual in question but at what makes the individual an individual.   More than a hundred years ago Emile Durkheim showed that suicide rates were a factor of community wellbeing rather than being primarily the result of individual traits.


Understanding Suicide

 



Understanding the world of social-networking websites with your child(ren)

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By Nora Butler
Jul 2, 2010 - 1:21:44 PM


 Over the past 10 years the emergence of the Internet has revolutionised the world of media, information and communications and is rapidly becoming integrated into every aspect of modern life from healthcare to banking, travel to shopping.   Increasingly young people are turning to the net as a tool for research and information on their personal issues, and particularly on sensitive issues such as sexual and mental health.


Understanding the world of social-networking websites with your child(ren)

 



Physical Conditions and Depression

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By by Anna Wroblewska
Jul 2, 2010 - 12:57:32 PM


Serious medical conditions like any chronic illness or physical disability can contribute to depression, partly because of the physical weakness and stress they bring on. Depression can make medical conditions worse, since it weakens the immune system and can make pain harder to bear. In some cases, depression can be caused by medications used to treat medical conditions.


Physical Conditions and Depression

 



The Trauma of Sexual Violence

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By by Vera O Leary
Jul 2, 2010 - 12:56:00 PM


As a society we have much work to do to encourage all victims of sexual violence to be able to come forward, we also have a long way to go in preventing sexual violence.
To end sexual violence we must invest in prevention education programmes. Directing sexual assault prevention/awareness programmes towards our young people is especially critical, since young people make up a big percentage of victims.


The Trauma of Sexual Violence

 




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