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National survey reveals 1 in 10 Australian children will self-harm

by Krystle Herdy.

Australia’s largest survey on the mental health and wellbeing of the nation’s children and adolescents has revealed that depression rates in Australia’s younger population have almost doubled since 1998. 566 more words

Social Issues

Hospital MadLibs

Every Intervention Needs an “Ice Breaker”

The thing about narrative medicine based interventions is it’s hard to start off with them as your first intervention. One of the “volunteer artists” I work with at my hospital once said “When you work with a school age kid, your intervention goes: Rapport Building, Activity, Wrap up. 709 more words

Child Life

The Man Next to the Mall

One of my earliest childhood memories involves “The Man Next to the Mall.” I didn’t know the man’s name, his story, or where he came from, but to this day I can picture him in my mind as vividly as when I first saw him. 912 more words

The holy water story, plus some other stuff

I have some really angry kids in my class this year.

That’s new.

I should explain.  I’ve had plenty of kids with anger management issues.  I’ve had plenty of kids who had explosive tempers.   840 more words


What will your response be? by Michael Heckendorn, MEd, NCC

Are You Prepared?

If you’ve ever been on a camping trip, you know that there is much preparation to be done before you actually depart. For me personally, I spend hours making sure I know where I’m going, double checking my backpack for all the necessary gear, and then doing it all again until I’m sure I’m ready to go. 1,012 more words


Existential Angst

Existentialism has a bad reputation. It has been placed in a dark corner of philosophy and common thought along with Nihilism, smokers and black turtlenecks. 413 more words