23rd Feb 2018

Police need more mental health training. | The Hill

Approximately 10 percent of police calls involve a person with mental illness, making police the nation’s de facto first responders to mental health crises. Despite being on the front lines, some officers...

21st Feb 2018
Fat bullying.

Bullying is still rife in schools. Here’s how teachers can tackle it. | The Guardian

The most effective interventions for bullying involve the pupils themselves – and build empathy between those affected.   [if IE 9]>< ![endif][if IE 9]>< ![endif]Photograph: Wander Women Collective/Getty ImagesAny school...

15th Feb 2018

What to do when your boss is a bully.

storytext Your boss is terrorizing you — but not in the way that’s been making headlines lately.   No shoulder rubs, risqué jokes or meetings in hotels. Instead, the boss...

31st Jan 2018
Positively Beautiful: Beauty bullying has got to stop.

16-year-old suspended after anti-bullying video goes viral | US News

  LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) A Tennessee high school student’s anti-bullying video has resulted in nearly 600,000 views on YouTube and a suspension for its creator. Lebanon High School student Emily Gipson said...

29th Jan 2018
Bullying through a child's eyes can have horrendous consequences..

Looking through the eyes of love: Abuse through a child’s eyes.

I must admit I thought twice about publishing this article. It’s heart-wrenching… but then I realized that looking at abuse through a child’s eyes may be just what those who...

25th Jan 2018
victim becomes perpetrator

Abuse: Have I changed from victim to perpetrator?

“Have I changed from victim to perpetrator?” is a very important question to ask yourself. If you don’t immediately think the answer “yes” you may need to examine your behavior...

21st Jan 2018
There is a suspect in Amanda Todd's suicide.

Suspect identified in the investigation into Amanda Todd’s suicide.

In a post I wrote earlier for my Feathering the Empty Nest blog, “We Need Defined Laws Regarding Rights of Access to Internet Accounts, Users and Activities for Law Enforcement,”...

20th Jan 2018
adult on child bullying

Adult on child bullying can be devastating.

All of us have been exposed to adult on child bullying at one time or another. Most of it occurs in elementary school as our child tries to establish their...

17th Jan 2018
Are you a body image bully?

Are you a body image bully?

I confess. I am a body image bully. It’s almost like I have to be sarcastic, insulting, or whatever in order to beat the next person to the punch. I’ve...

16th Jan 2018

‘Online disinhibition’ brings out the trolls.

There’s no other way to view the trend in ‘online disinhibition’ and trolls except as cyberbullying. Although it seems to be a fruitless and gargantuan pursuit, somehow this type of...

15th Jan 2018
mental health issues

How to talk about mental health.

Whether suffering from mental illness, or trying to understand it from outside, it is important for us all to talk about mental health. Although at a glance, this article may...

13th Jan 2018

Anger can be positive and negative, depending on how it is managed.

Despite common belief, anger can be positive and negative in that: if constructive, it can prod one into positive action; if destructive, it can seriously affect one’s ability to cope,...