Dr. Joti Samra interviewed by News 1130 on how to talk to kids about safety issues following Alberta Abduction

(by Simon Druker – Posted Sep 16, 2015)   VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – The tragic death of Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette has captivated the attention of people from coast-to-coast, but it also presents a difficult topic of conversation when it comes to your kids.   Just how do you talk to them about it?   Don’t ignore […]


Dr. Joti Samra interviewed by News 1130 on Anger, Panic and Hoarding: A look at why people reacted so strongly to the power outages

(by Mike Lloyd – Posted Sep 1, 2015)   METRO VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Anger hurled at BC Hydro, panic through the storm and power outages, and stress as products like ice disappeared from store shelves — Why did so many people react so strongly to Metro Vancouver’s weather troubles over the weekend?   And […]


Dr. Joti Samra interviewed by Global News on Crane climbing Incident

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Dr. Joti Samra interviewed by Spice Radio Vancouver about bullying

Provocative new study finds bullies have highest self esteem, social status, lowest rates of depression   A just-published Canadian study has added heft to a provocative new theory about bullying: that the behaviour is literally in the genes, an inherited trait that actually helps build social rank and sex appeal.   If accepted, the hypothesis […]


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 […]

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