Archive: February, 2013

My son has autism. How do I cope with the stress of parenting him?

The question:   I have a 17-year-old son who suffers from autism. It can be difficult at times. When he eats, he can unexpectedly start acting up and make awful sounds. He will randomly pick up and turn things over. You can give him instructions as a parent and he decides not to move an […]

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Dr. Joti Samra on The Morning News with Philip Till speaking about office conflicts between genders

Dr. Joti Samra speaking with Philip Till about office conflicts between genders and whether or not this has been looked at before and whether it is something to be taken seriously and whether conflicts within genders are the same as office conflicts between different genders.

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I’m 65 and I hate my boyfriend’s platonic female friend. What do I do?

The question:   After being happily divorced for 35 years, I met a man my age (I’m 65) who is also divorced. We’ve been dating for almost 2 years now and I think I’m in love. The problem? He has a very good female friend that he’s known for decades. She’s also divorced and they […]

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Why do women like Valentine’s Day so much!?

The question:   Why do people like Valentine’s Day? I hate it. Not because I’m single, I’ve actually been happily married to my wife for six years. But she always gets upset when I don’t go all out or seem sincere enough on this one annual occasion. I’m a good husband, I think, and she […]

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Dr. Joti Samra on CTV Morning Live with Aamer Haleem talking about Bell’s ‘Let’s Talk’ campaign

Dr. Joti Samra, volunteer spokesperson for Bell’s ‘Let’s Talk’ campaign, spoke to Aamer Haleem about the campaign in which Bell would donate 5 cents for every text and long distance call made by Bell and Bell Aliant customers on February 12, 2013.  The proceeds will go toward mental health related initiatives.   Dr. Samra speaks […]

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Dr. Joti Samra talking with CTV’s Aamer Haleem about Bell’s ‘Let’s Talk’ Campaign for February 12, 2013

Dr. Joti Samra, spokesperson for Bell’s ‘Let’s Talk’ campaign, speaks to Aamer Haleem about how easy it is to spot someone needing help and what you can do to help them. She also speaks about the stigma attached to mental illness and places that children and adults can reach out to if they need to […]

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My stress makes me physically ill. How do I stop it?

The question:   Ever since I was young, intense stress has always made me physically ill. My body tenses up, and my stomach ties itself up into knots. At its worst, I feel like I’m going to throw up any second. Usually, the moment the source of stress disappears, so does my physical pain. But […]

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Antidepressant Skills at Work: Dealing with Mood Problems in the Workplace