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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Dr. Joti Samra interviewed on Global News – Trolls and tribulations: One-in-four Canadians say they’re being harassed on Social Media

October 21, 2016 – It’s not something most people would feel comfortable seeing while walking down the street: One out of every four people being subjected to unwelcome comments, vicious insults, threats of violence, or worse. On Facebook or Twitter, however, this is exactly the environment that develops below even the most run-of-the-mill political stories. […]


Dr. Joti Samra interviewed on CTV Evening News – Reasons we Fear Clowns (in light of creepy clown sightings)

It’s a phenomenon that’s sweeping across North America, from Georgia to Glace Bay, N.S. Mysterious, occasionally armed individuals dressed as terrifying clowns, who are frequently spotted wandering the streets at night, standing in bizarre locations, or menacing members of the public. There have been no reported injuries stemming from the behaviour, but several incidents have […]


Dr. Joti Samra interviewed on CTV Morning Live about Impact of Social Media on our Mental Health

People who use social media most often tend to have higher rates of depression, according to new research [1].   The study looked at over 1,700 adults in the US. The group was evenly split on gender and were fairly racially representative. Researchers asked subjects to report how often they use social media each day and subjects […]


Dr. Joti Samra – Stomach Churning Moment free climber loses his grip and falls down the face of a 17-Storey Hotel … then walks away

(By Charlie Moore)   This is the stomach-churning moment a free-climber slips while attempting to scale a hotel, breaking his arm and shoulder and sustaining spinal injuries. The free-climber, only known as Joseph, was exploring the Fairmont Hotel in Vancouver, Canada when things went badly wrong. He had climbed some scaffolding outside the fifth floor […]


Dr. Joti Samra interviewed on CTV Evening News – Metro Vancouver Residents Name Their Dream Employers

Vancouver, B.C. – The third annual “Dream Employer” poll, conducted by Insights West in partnership with Miles Employment Group and the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade, reveals a list of 20 finalists that will be narrowed to the Top 10 winners at the “Dream Employer” luncheon event on Thursday, April 28, 2016.   Insights West […]


Most Metro Vancouverites happy with their job, poll finds

An increasing number of workers in Metro Vancouver are happy – even delighted – with their current job, according to a new poll.   The Insights West survey found half of all employed residents in the region feel “happy” with their work, up four per cent from last year, and another 24 per cent feel […]

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