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The challenges of making new friends, managing schedules and the hormones of puberty can be overwhelming for new high school students. (Unsplash/Benjamin Voros)

How to help your kids transition to high school

An education psychologist offers tips for parents of new high school kids on everything from navigation to time management.
Starting a new school can be stressful. But as a parent, you can help. Kamira/Shutterstock.com

How parents can help their freshman teens cope with stress

School can always be stressful, but starting high school for the first time comes with its own fears and anxieties. Here's some simple advice for parents to help their freshmen navigate the new year.
Night-time lighting – seen here in Chongqing, China – is one of many aspects of city living that can make us more stressed. Jason Byrne

Planners know depressingly little about a city’s impacts on our mental health

Research shows planners and built environment professionals have surprisingly poor knowledge about how cities might harm mental health. The good news is that simple steps can make a big difference.
Much health information emphasizes the role of personal responsibility in maintaining a healthy pregnancy. (Shutterstock)

Women pregnant after a loss need better support

After a miscarriage or stillbirth, pregnancy can involve intense fear and anxiety for many women. More sensitive health information could help.
Planning is important for any teen on their way to college – but for those with disabilities, it’s absolutely imperative. NCVO London

Helping your student with disabilities prepare for the future

Numerous measures are in place to help young disabled children thrive, but the transition beyond school can be a difficult one. Here are some tips for families to help their children prepare for life beyond.
Interspecies relationships can help traumatised animals form healthy attachments. Sugarshine animal sactuary

Hugs, drugs and choices: helping traumatised animals

Animals have complex experiences of trauma. Treating them is very similar to dealing with humans, requiring compassion, calm and common sense.
What can parents do to help their children manage the political climate? AP Photo/Richard Vogel

Child anxiety and parenting in the Trump era

With emotionally charged rhetoric from both sides of the aisle and many parents in a heightened state of distress, children are more vulnerable than ever to anxiety. What can parents do?
Diet reduces risk of depression through actions on bacteria in the gut, the immune system and the brain. from www.shutterstock.com

Food as medicine: your brain really does want you to eat more veggies

A world-first trial showed depression is reduced after just three months following a diet rich in vegetables, fruits, wholegrains, legumes, fish, lean red meats, olive oil and nuts.
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How better definitions of mental disorders could aid diagnosis and treatment

There is typically no fever, no broken bone, no lesion to examine under a microscope when evaluating mental illness. Diagnosing disorders therefore is hard. A new way to classify disorders could help.
A farmer might be more likely to chat to her hairdresser about the tough time she’s having than seeking professional help. from www.shutterstock.com.au

Hairdressers in rural Australia end up being counsellors too

Professionals in rural and regional Australia such as hairdressers, accountants and bank managers often play the role of counsellors too.

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