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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Dr. Joti Samra interviewed on Yahoo Sports – How to stop worrying (or worse) and learn to Love the Stress of big Sports Events

(By Jerry Langton – 17 October, 2016) Sports fans suffer stress around big games and playoff series. The anticipation of a major sporting event involving a fan’s team can cause actual physical changes and — as we have seen in brawls, riots and objects thrown from the stands — some pretty aggressive behaviour. Don’t want […]


Dr. Joti Samra Joins Pulse 107.7 FM

We’re very excited to have Dr. Joti Samra as a regular guest on the Kash Heed Show, every Friday morning. She is a registered psychologist and an innovator in the area of psychological health and wellness. You may have seen Dr. Samra on television as a host and psychological expert in both seasons of Million […]


Dr. Joti Samra creates first of its kind Online program launched by the University of Fredericton that Teaches Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace

(November 24, 2014 by Jason Contant)   (Canadian OH&S News) — The University of Fredericton (UFred) in New Brunswick has launched Canada’s first online certificate program focused on the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace.   The fully online university released the Certificate in Psychological Health & Safety in […]


University of Fredericton launches fully-online certificate program in psychological health and safety in the workplace

FREDERICTON, Nov. 18, 2014 /CNW/ – Bullying complaints, human rights violations, and accusations of harassment are just some of the potential outcomes of a psychologically unsafe workplace. Increasingly, the onus is on employers to protect the psychological safety of their employees in the workplace. The University of Fredericton (UFred) has responded to this need with […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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, […]


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)


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 […]


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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