Tag: mental health

Video games can benefit your health…

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Good news! In this month’s online journal of Pediatrics, a study was released about the benefits of moderate video gaming for the mental and emotional health of kids. Turns out, kids who play up to an hour a day are more likely to be happier and more empathetic. there is a tipping point, however, and gaming for more than that can have the opposite effect, making kids unhappier and more likely to act out.

Again- like with so many other things that effect our health- the key here is balance. Kids should get the chance to take a break from their every day stressors and play… but with some agreed upon guidelines set in place.

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Mental health in the classroom…

Screen shot from TeenMentalHealth.org With the latest research telling us that the number of young people aged 15-16 with depression has nearly doubled over the last twenty

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The bright side of stress…

  “When you choose to view your stress response as helpful, you create the biology of courage.” – Dr. Kelly McGonigal  We’ve learned, over the

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