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Social networks and screen time: tips for parents

...y, teens who spend more time on social networks are at greater risk of developing mental health problems such as anxiety and depression. In addition, the Rapport sur l’utilisation des écrans et la santé des jeunes : réflexions issues du forum d’expe...

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Causes of addiction

...n make a person feel bad about themselves, irritable, stressed, or dissatisfied with life.  4. Anxiety disorder or depression:  Approximately 15-30% of people who struggle with addiction also have an underlying anxiety or depressi...

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Recommended Screen Time for Teens

...anced lifestyle is also important. Keep in mind that problematic screen use may be a sign of an underlying problem (depression, low self-esteem, anxiety).  Consult with a healthcare professional as needed. What about lockdo...

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The impact of selfies on youth mental health

...s. The difference is also hormonal. In fact, according to some studies, testosterone seems to be a protective factor against depression. For these reasons, boys tend to have more confidence in themselves, experience less anxiety, and are therefore mo...

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All about cannabis

...-medication, to reduce pain, or to help them sleep. Others use it to feel good (a buzz), to control their emotions (anxiety, depression, social stress), to be more productive and creative, or simply out of curiosity to try new things or to be like ot...

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5 tips to prevent parental burnout

...s of life, not just the parental sphere. It is at this point that the parent will be at greater risk of experiencing a major depression.  The consequences also affect the child, who may become more vulnerable to a lack of parental supervisi...

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Why are teens afraid to take action?

...ental health . Being active helps with concentration and reduces stress and anxiety, which can reduce the risk of developing depression. Being active does require time and resources, which not everyone can afford. Belonging to a...

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Alcohol and Other Drugs

...reater than the sum of these effects taken separately. This type of combination can result in extreme central nervous system depression that can include anything from confusion to unconsciousness and death. Consult de file...

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Cannabis vaping

...Vomiting  Disorganization  Increased risk of addiction  Increased risk of :   Depression  Anxiety  Bipolarity  Schizophrenia  The biggest users...

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How to talk about weight with your teenager?

...onstant dissatisfaction with one's reflection in the mirror. In some cases, it can even lead to eating disorders, anxiety or depression. Weight often seems to have a direct effect on health. However, other factors, such as where we live and our...

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Carrefour d’Hommes en Changement de Laval – CHOC

Telephone intervention services From the first contact, the intervention worker evaluates the severity of the crisis that resulted in the request for assistance.  Il procède alors à l'intervention appropriée selon le besoin. The appropriat......

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Association Lavalloise de Parents et Amis pour le Bien-Être Mentale – ALPABEM

Their mission ALPABEM’s mission is to support members of a person’s circle who present with clinical signs related to a major mental health problem, by offering an array of services aiming to inform them, to provide them with tools and assist t......

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