Dr. Joti Samra interviewed by Global BC1

(By Jill Slattery – Global News)   The odds of seeing the sun in Vancouver this fall are about as good as seeing a Canucks home victory. If it feels like it’s been unusually wet in Vancouver, it’s because it has.   It has rained nearly every single day for the past two months, except […]

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Dr. Joti Samra interviewed on Global News – Trolls and tribulations: One-in-four Canadians say they’re being harassed on Social Media

October 21, 2016 – It’s not something most people would feel comfortable seeing while walking down the street: One out of every four people being subjected to unwelcome comments, vicious insults, threats of violence, or worse. On Facebook or Twitter, however, this is exactly the environment that develops below even the most run-of-the-mill political stories. […]

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Dr. Joti Samra interviewed by KJ Media – A Decade of Devastation & Dreams

(Posted by Kuljeet Kaila on October 20, 2016 )   Ten years ago on October 18, one of Canada’s most gruesome murders unfolded in Greater Vancouver.  The random disappearance of 31 year old, pregnant, Surrey school teacher Manjit Panghali.   She was last seen alive at a prenatal yoga class.  Within hours of her disappearance, […]

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Dr. Joti Samra interviewed on Yahoo Sports – How to stop worrying (or worse) and learn to Love the Stress of big Sports Events

(By Jerry Langton – 17 October, 2016) Sports fans suffer stress around big games and playoff series. The anticipation of a major sporting event involving a fan’s team can cause actual physical changes and — as we have seen in brawls, riots and objects thrown from the stands — some pretty aggressive behaviour. Don’t want […]

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Dr. Joti Samra interviewed on CTV Evening News – Reasons we Fear Clowns (in light of creepy clown sightings)

It’s a phenomenon that’s sweeping across North America, from Georgia to Glace Bay, N.S. Mysterious, occasionally armed individuals dressed as terrifying clowns, who are frequently spotted wandering the streets at night, standing in bizarre locations, or menacing members of the public. There have been no reported injuries stemming from the behaviour, but several incidents have […]

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Dr. Joti Samra interviewed on CTV Morning Live about Impact of Social Media on our Mental Health

People who use social media most often tend to have higher rates of depression, according to new research [1].   The study looked at over 1,700 adults in the US. The group was evenly split on gender and were fairly racially representative. Researchers asked subjects to report how often they use social media each day and subjects […]

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Dr. Joti Samra on 107.7 FM – Pop Culture and the Adolescent Mind

(by Raj Sihota) In our youth, many of us remember a time where we plastered images of our favorite celebrities and heartthrobs across our bedroom walls. As humans, we have always looked up to various types of leaders in our social hierarchy. However, with the rise of social media and endless amounts of real-time press […]

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Dr. Joti Samra on News 1130 – Take care of yourself following life-changing trauma

(by Alison Bailey)   VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – As people from Fort McMurray continue to cope with losing their homes and communities, many have likely been impacted by other unfortunate events in recent years and months: the downturn in Alberta’s economy, floods in Calgary three years ago, or devastating wildfires in Slave Lake in 2011. […]

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Dr. Joti Samra – Stomach Churning Moment free climber loses his grip and falls down the face of a 17-Storey Hotel … then walks away

(By Charlie Moore)   This is the stomach-churning moment a free-climber slips while attempting to scale a hotel, breaking his arm and shoulder and sustaining spinal injuries. The free-climber, only known as Joseph, was exploring the Fairmont Hotel in Vancouver, Canada when things went badly wrong. He had climbed some scaffolding outside the fifth floor […]

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