I’m anxious, worried and sad. Should I stop taking birth control pills?

The question:   I’ve been taking a low dose birth control pill for about a year now and I’m wondering how much of an effect the hormones can have on my mood. I’ve always suffered from mild anxiety, but lately I just don’t feel like myself. I could be fine one minute and the next [...]

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I have less stress in my life. Can I stop taking antidepressants?

The question:   I have suffered for many years with suicidal depression, which I’ve controlled with antidepressants. I have retired from a very stressful job and moved to a more peaceful community. I would like to discontinue the antidepressants as they have unpleasant side effects, but my husband fears my suicidal depression will return. I [...]

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Psychological Health & Safety in the Workplace Standard Released

Dr. Samra sat on the Technical Committee that spent the last several years developing the Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace Standard.   CAN/CSA-Z1003-13/BNQ 9700-803/2013, Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace is a voluntary standard intended to provide systematic guidelines for Canadian employers that will help enable them to develop and continuously improve [...]

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Million Dollar Neighbourhood, Season 2 Premieres on Sunday January 6, 2013 at 8pm EST on “Oprah Winfrey Network” (Canada)

The second season of Million Dollar Neighbourhood launches on Sunday, January 6 at 8 p.m. ET, on Corus Entertainments’s OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada), this year featuring the financially struggling residents of Bowmanville, Ontario, who have just 10 weeks to increase their collective net worth by $1 million dollars.  With the help of new host, [...]

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Dr. Samra interviewed by GlobalBC about public perception of Premier Christy Clark

Dr. Joti Samra interviewed by GlobalBC about public perceptions and reactions to Premier Christy Clark and in general about how women react to aggression among politicians in the media.   This interview is related to this post, published in The Globe and Mail (22.10.12)

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Dr. Samra on the risk of having personal photos leaked on social media, and why people take the risk

Dr. Samra interviewed by Sonia Aslam of News1130 regarding a story on social media and how people continue to snap inappropriate photos of themselves, or allow others to take inappropriate photos of themselves, and run of the risk of them being leaked via social media.The Carly Rae Jepsen case was cited, in she told the [...]

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Bill 14 increases compensability of psychological disorders for WorkSafe BC

Please see this link to Bill 14: http://www.leg.bc.ca/39th4th/3rd_read/gov14-3.htm  

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Dr. Samra interviewed on Global BC about our emotional connection to animals: July 20, 2012

Dr. Joti Samra interviewed by Anna Drewa, reporter and anchor for Global BC, about our emotions in regards to our pets and animals given the recent treatment of animals in the news.

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Corus entertainment inc.: Bowmanville, Ontario selected as the next Million Dollar Neighbourhood on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada)

Financial Expert Preet Banerjee Announced as Host of Season 2 Corus Entertainment’s OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada) announced today that after searching communities across the country, Bowmanville, Ontario has been chosen as the next Million Dollar Neighbourhood. Financial expert and winner of The Ultimate W Expert Challenge, Preet Banerjee will host the 10×60 series, along [...]

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Dr. Samra the opening keynote speaker for health and safety activists in Winnipeg, May 3-5, 2012

Dr. Joti Samra is the opening keynote speaker at a three day conference for Health and Safety Activists for United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 832 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She will speak about Building a Psychologically Healthy and Safe Workplace.

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OWN solidifies summer schedule

In addition to launching six new series, Winfrey will profile the “How I Met Your Mother” start during a visit with his family, where she’ll meet his fraternal twin children. The Oprah Winfrey Network announced its official summer lineup on Friday, including six new series and new episodes of Oprah’s Next Chapter and Our America [...]

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Speakers, trade show, inspiration in Coquitlam June 1

(Staff Writer, The Tri-City News)   A women’s event aimed at helping women live happier, healthier and more fulfilled lives came to Mandi Sellers in a dream. Now she’s making it a reality.   She’s created Glow: A Women’s Evening of Change and Celebration, on June 1 at 6:30 p.m. at the Executive Inn Hotel [...]

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OWN announces 2012 summer TV line-up

(by Jessica Grabert, Television Blend)   OWN has been keeping fairly quiet ever since the network put into effect a restructuring plan that left 30 of its employees without a position, and left Oprah afterward proclaiming the institution of the cable network may have been a mistake. Nonetheless, the struggling network keeps pressing forward, hoping [...]

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Million Dollar Neighbourhood makes its US debut, June 9, 2012

The Oprah Winfrey Network in the United States will debut Million Dollar Neighbourhood on June 9, 2012.    In the debt-ridden town of Aldergrove, the community is teaming up for a challenge that could change their fortune forever by attempting to increase their net worth by $1 million in three months.   To watch [...]

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Dr. Samra discusses the Canucks’ loss on OMNI News

Dr. Samra discusses embracing the “loser mentality” tonight on OMNI News. Fans’ hopes were crushed with the hometown loss of the Canucks to the LA Kings on April 22 and now they are out of the run for this year’s Stanley Cup. With hopes high coming off the regular season, Canucks fans are heartbroken.

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Press release: Glow – A Women’s Evening of Change and Celebration – Dr. Samra the emcee

A Women’s Evening of Change and Celebration: Dr. Joti Samra, well-known organizational and media psychologist, Oprah Winfrey Network TV host and The Bachelor Canada psychologist, will be the emcee for Glow. Dr. Joti Samra is a woman who has it all together. Intelligent, savvy, beautiful and vivacious, the Vancouver native is making a name for [...]

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Dr. Samra presents to mental health professionals for Burnaby Mental Health and Substance Use Services

Dr. Samra presents at the Burnaby Continuing Education Committee 2012: Management of Suicidality at Burnaby Hospital on April 20, 2012 to psychiatrists, family physicians, mental health and substance use therapists, psychiatric nurses, social workers, occupational therapists and other allied health professionals.  

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Dr. Samra interviewed on Global BC about LA vs. Vancouver – Game 4

Dr. Samra interviewed by Global BC’s Brian Coxford about the Canucks going into Game 4 tonight in LA.

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Dr. Samra the dinner speaker at HBT’s AGM Dinner on April 18, 2012

Dr. Samra is the dinner speaker at Healthcare Benefit Trust’s AGM Dinner on Wednesday, April 18 at the Vancouver Lawn Tennis and Badminton Club. She will discuss mental health in the workplace. HBT is a not-for-profit health and welfare trust that administers group health and welfare benefits on behalf of participating employers for nearly 100,000 [...]

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