Archive for February, 2014

Quitting Smoking Reduces Stress, Depression and Anxiety

Quitting Smoking Reduces Stress, Depression and Anxiety

By Fron Jackson-Webb, The Conversation Quitting smoking is associated with reduced depression and anxiety, and has a similar effect to antidepressant drugs for mood disorders, British researchers have found. Published today in the journal BMJ, the study shows the improvement in mood, stress levels and quality of life is as large among the general population […]

By February 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
I’ve Had Enough of my Teenagers

I’ve Had Enough of my Teenagers

Are you a parent of adolescents?  Do you find yourself sometimes (or often) feeling frustrated, angry, hopeless, overwhelmed, or all of the above?  Do you identify with the above statement? I do.  I’m not afraid to be honest.  There are times where I have actually thought to myself, “Why did we even have kids?”  At […]

By February 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Half of teens outgrow depression and anxiety

Half of teens outgrow depression and anxiety

By Fron Jackson-Webb, The Conversation Around half of teens who experience a brief episode of depression or anxiety do not go on to have a mental illness in adulthood, according to a study from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. Half of girls and almost one-third of boys have an episode of depression or anxiety in […]

Those Bloody Refugees

Those Bloody Refugees

I work on a mental health crisis team in a major city and have the privilege of being able to go out and assess people who are in crisis, right where they are. It is much more effective than the usual practice, which would have them waiting for assessment in an overcrowded, loud, chaotic Emergency […]