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Digital Dementia

Digital Dementia

Do we need help? There is a need to maintain sacred spaces. Questions addressed in the video: Have we lost the ability to do certain things? How do we maintain a balance? Are we outsourcing our brains? Strategies are suggested for teens and parents. All adults and...

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Teens Today are Fighting a Battle

Teens Today are Fighting a Battle

Has mental health become the crisis of a generation? Mental illness diagnoses have been on the rise for years especially among high school students. Research suggests that there are many causes for this but one thing is clear: Teenagers today are fighting a battle...

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Phone Detox

Phone Detox

I came across a wonderful article in the New York Times on phone detox: Do Not Disturb: How I Ditched My Phone and Unbroke My Brain - Kevin Roose, New York Times, February 29th, 2019 "I’ve been a heavy phone user for my entire adult life. But sometime last year, I...

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No Magic Formula

No Magic Formula

There is no magic formula for creating a healthy school community. There is no one-size-fits-all. Dr. Dan Reist of The Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research (CISUR), writes about the comprehensive school health approach that seeks to nurture a variety of...

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School Health: Key Elements

School Health: Key Elements

School health research suggests that school communities need to have a variety of opportunities that will assist the school population to reach its full potential. A shared vision with realistic goals Collaboration based on trust and shared responsibility is central...

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