Dr. Joti Samra interviewed on CKNW – Verbal Assaults on Police Officers carry Mental Toll

(By Kyle Benning and Simon Little CKNW)   In the wake of a series of videos depicting Metro Vancouver police being subjected to verbal abuse, a psychologist is warning of the effects on officers.   Officers are often on the receiving end of abuse, said Dr. Joti Samra, and can be at risk of running […]

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Dr. Joti Samra interviewed on CTV News – Backlash as eggnog, Christmas décor appear in stores

  (Josh K. Elliott, CTVNews.ca)   Canadians are pushing back against “holiday creep,” after eggnog and Christmas decorations started appearing on grocery store and retail shelves this week.   “It’s way too early,” shopper Jeremy Vandenbon told CTV Calgary, after spotting eggnog for sale at Safeway. “It’s not even Halloween yet and eggnog’s out.”   […]

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Dr. Joti Samra interviewed on CTV evening news with Ben Miljure – ‘Decking the Halls’ before Summer’s End

  (Alyse Kotyk, CTV Vancouver)   The back-to-school rush has come and gone and in its wake, Christmas decorations are creeping into Metro Vancouver stores.   Lights, trees, cards and crackers fill an entire aisle at Vancouver’s Costco and Safeway has stocked eggnog on its shelves. At Walmart, a number of outdoor lights were set […]

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Dr. Joti Samra – How to Help Individuals with Hoarding-Related Difficulties

How to help Hoarders How to help Hoarders Obsessive Compulsive Hoarding Disorder is a difficulty an individual has with parting with items or excessively collecting them. Not only can it affect their health, but it can also affect the people closest to them. Luckily, there are ways to for you to help a loved one […]

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Dr. Joti Samra interviewed by News 1130 – Dealing with Strong Emotions Triggered by Recent Events South of the Border

(by Mike Lloyd and Ellen Coulter – Posted Aug 18, 2017)   VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Recent events surrounding white nationalist rallies and counter-protests are dredging up some strong emotions for many people.   A psychologist who has some advice on how to deal with feelings of anger and frustration and being overwhelmed.   They […]

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Dr. Joti Samra interviewed by Global News – Toddler Party Crashers

  (By Simon Little and Emily Lazatin CKNW)   You’ve heard of wedding crashers, but what about toddler birthday crashers?   One Richmond mom is speaking out after allegedly being on the receiving end of a visit by some uninvited guests, and she said they appear to be repeat offenders.     On Saturday, Stephanie […]

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Dr. Joti Samra interviewed by Techtonics – How Technology is changing Personal Interaction

(Aida Akl -Posted June 23rd, 2017)   Snippets of text, emojis, likes and dislikes are upending social interaction. While offering immediacy and convenience, they are taking away face-to-face body language and nonverbal cues, crucial for human communication.   Technology is changing the way we communicate, “dramatically” shifting the way people relate to each other to […]

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University of Fredericton launches online course to enhance resiliency, help students cope with stress

 FREDERICTON, May 16, 2017 /CNW/ – According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada, more than a quarter of Canadians perceive work-related stress to be highi. When demands on individuals exceed their personal resources, they become more susceptible to the negative impacts of stress, and it can severely inhibit performance. To address the growing need […]

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Dr. Joti Samra interviewed on Huffington Post on the affect exercise can have on PTSD and overall Mood

  (HuffPost Canada  |  By Joy D’Souza Posted: 05/09/2017)   Exercise isn’t just good for your body, it’s great for your mental health and overall well-being too — just ask Andrea Ross, a Calgary native who turned to exercise to help her manage post-traumatic stress (PTSD) stemming from childhood abuse.   As a young adult, […]

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Dr. Joti Samra interviewed by News 1130 about 13 Reasons Why – Emotionally-charged show prompts local school officials to warn parents

(by Simon Druker and John Streit – Posted May 3, 2017)   COQUITLAM (NEWS 1130) – A TV show that is getting a lot of attention, particularly among young people and the Coquitlam School District, among others, is just the latest one in Canada to send home a letter to parents warning them about the emotional […]

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