Dr. Joti Samra interviewed by News 1130 – cutting down on screen time for kids

(by Kenny Mason – Posted July 16, 2015)     VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – The fight to get kids to put down that iPad or smartphone can be difficult.   Dr. Joti Samra believes if you want kids to take some time away from their toys, you need to, as well.   “Ensure that you have […]


Dr. Joti Samra interviewed by News 1130 – Talking to kids about Gender Identity as Caitlyn Jenner makes Transformation

(by Simon Druker) (Courtesy Twitter @Caitlyn_Jenner)   LOS ANGELES (NEWS 1130) – Caitlyn Jenner has been all over the news during the past week, but how do you talk to your kids about the sensitive topic of gender identity.   There are a lot of young kids and teens who are following Jenner’s public transformation […]


Dr. Joti Samra interviewed by News 1130 – ‘I wish my teacher knew’ approach is one worth exploring

(by Simon Druker and Martin MacMahon)   VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – A Colorado teacher’s approach to how she got her students to open up about their problems gained attention across the US and Canada last week.   Kyle Schwartz left a box with the message “I wish my teacher knew” on it. Students then filled in […]


Time for Action on Psychological Wellbeing

Psychological wellbeing has been an issue upon HR’s radar for some time, and for good reason: by 2020, depression will be the second leading cause of world disability, according to Canada’s Mental Health Commission.   Dr. Joti Samra, a television psychologist with her own clinical practice, has been working with the University of Fredericton to […]


Dr. Joti Samra interviewed on News 1140 on Depression following the Vancouver Canucks blowing their shot in the Stanley Cup

(by Shannon Brennan – Apr 27, 2015)   VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – Sports provide a sense of community, a collective team spirit and a special feeling in the city says psychologist Dr. Joti Samra who suggests getting outside with your friends to help shake off your post game depression.   “Remind yourselves that we have been […]


Dr. Joti Samra interviewed by News 1130 about Vancouver being named Unhappiest City in Canada

(By Jill Slattery – Mon April 20, 2015)   It’s a Monday morning, the sun is shining and the spring birds are chirping, but walking down Georgia Street during the morning commute you don’t see many smiles. If you’ve lived here all your life, you may be surprised to learn that this is not the […]


Dr. Joti Samra interviewed by News 1130 – Puerto Rico considers fining parents of obese kids; psychologist calls it ‘shaming’

VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – It’s no secret child obesity is a growing problem, both here and in the US.   Puerto Rico is taking a controversial approach when it comes to combating the issue. The island territory is mulling over legislation that would hit parents with fines starting at $500 for their obese children.   “This […]


Dr. Joti Samra interviewed by Global BC after a WestJet passenger was arrested and charged after throwing a sandwich and acting erratically on a flight to Vancouver this weekend.

A Richmond woman was arrested over an incident that took place on a flight from Toronto to Vancouver on Sunday. The Richmond woman has since been released on pending charges and a promise to appear in court. “There are some allegations where she had allegedly assaulted one of the flight crew,” says Richmond RCMP A/Cpl. […]


Dr. Joti Samra interviewed by Global BC1 Re: Toronto girls hockey league tells coaches they cannot touch players on the bench — not even on the helmet

(Natalie Alcoba | February 3, 2015)   A Toronto girls hockey league has told coaches they cannot touch players on the bench — not even on their helmets — in a zero-tolerance policy that critics say may be doing more harm than good.   Following a complaint about a congratulations doled out by a volunteer […]

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