Cyberbullying increases risk of depression and suicide

Cyberbullying increases risk of depression and suicide

Rowena Singh Auckland, August 18, 2020 This story was updated on August 22, 2020 to offer the following link sent by Hansen Ross Media of the United Kingdom. They recently published a guide called “Teen Body Image And Self-esteem – A Practical Guide For Parents” – https://www.freederm.co.uk/body-image-and-self-esteem Cyberbullying  is becoming rampant in Australia, New Zealand and other parts of the…

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Pursuit of meaning and purpose is not defeatism

Pursuit of meaning and purpose is not defeatism

Auckland, August 18, 2020 With the sudden return to lockdown, it makes sense that many New Zealanders are experiencing anxiety and despair. Hoarding or panic-buying food, conspiracy theories proliferating online, and the public vilification of people walking without masks – all point to an insight by Viktor Frankl: “An abnormal reaction to an abnormal situation is normal behaviour.” Provisional Existence…

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Epidemiologists suggest new Pandemic Plan for New Zealand

Epidemiologists suggest new Pandemic Plan for New Zealand

Ben Strang Wellington, August 18, 2020 Epidemiologists say that New Zealand needs a new, more generic Pandemic Plan which caters to worst-case scenarios. The Ministry of Health national Pandemic Plan did not properly account for a non-influenza outbreak, and was not fit for purpose, according to experts. The Ministry first drafted a Pandemic Plan in 2004, called the ‘National Health…

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