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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Dr. Joti Samra interviewed by 680 CJOB Radio Winnipeg Concerns Raised that Canadians are spending more time Online

(Aly Thomson The Canadian Press, Tuesday, March 21, 2017) Canadians are spending more time surfing the web than ever before, according to a new report that’s raising concerns about how technology distracts from real-world relationships. The report from Media Technology Monitor released Tuesday said on average, anglophone Canadians who were surveyed spent 24.5 hours online […]

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Dr. Joti Samra interviewed by Ted Field on Global BC – City-dwellers are prone to Depression – are High-rises to Blame?

Residents of high-rise blocks tend to suffer from more stress, mental health difficulties and neurosis Joey Gardiner Prof Colin Ellard was walking past the rows of new-build towers that dominate the west of central Toronto when he had a sudden realisation. “I was struck by how dark, sombre and sad these new urban canyons made […]

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Dr. Joti Samra Shares How Managing Emotions Can Help You with the Home Buying Process

Dr. Samra is a featured clinical expert in all three seasons of the Animal Planet docu-reality series Confessions: Animal Hoarding, developed by the producers of the critically acclaimed A & E series Intervention. Dr. Samra has been the host and psychological expert in both seasons of Million Dollar Neighbourhood, a docu-reality series on OWN:Oprah Winfrey Network and has served as […]

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Dr. Joti Samra Shares How Managing Emotions Can Help You with the Home Buying Process

Dr. Samra is a featured clinical expert in all three seasons of the Animal Planet docu-reality series Confessions: Animal Hoarding, developed by the producers of the critically acclaimed A & E series Intervention. Dr. Samra has been the host and psychological expert in both seasons of Million Dollar Neighbourhood, a docu-reality series on OWN:Oprah Winfrey Network and has served as […]

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Dr. Joti Samra – Feeling safer in the Workplace is a Welcome Trend

(WINNIPEG , Feb. 2, 2017 /CNW/ ) If you’d describe your workplace as psychologically safe, with civil relationships and satisfactory work/life balance, it just may be due to a major shift in how employers understand and respond to workplace mental health issues. In 2016, 77% of working Canadians indicated attitudes toward workplace mental health issues […]

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Dr. Joti Samra interviewed on News 1130 about the Science behind Blue Monday

(by Simon Druker)   VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – If you’ve been feeling a little down or depressed lately, you’re probably not alone. Today marks, what is supposed to be, the saddest day of the year known as Blue Monday.   The science behind Seasonal Affective Disorder may have been altered over this past winter which […]

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Dr. Joti Samra interviewed by CTV News – Woman alleges poor Hospital care while Suicidal

  (CTV Vancouver)   A former patient at a Lower Mainland hospital is going public with allegations she didn’t receive proper care from its medical staff when she was at her lowest point and feeling suicidal.   It isn’t easy for Jenny Ingraham to go public about her struggle with clinical depression – but improving […]

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Dr. Joti Samra interviewed on News 1130 on Winter Weather bringing out the Worst in some People

(by Simon Druker)   VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – From scuffles for free salt, to stealing sand from beaches, this winter weather seems to have brought out the worst in some people. And that same attitude is likely to prevail in the case of a more serious disaster or emergency like an earthquake.   Running out […]

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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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