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Dr Simon Rosenbaum in Gaziantep, Turkey, with participants in an exercise program for Syrian refugees. Simon Rosenbaum

Trust Me, I’m An Expert: ‘Dancing out of depression’ – how Syrian refugees are using exercise to improve mental health

Trust Me, I’m An Expert: how Syrian refugees are using exercise to improve mental health. The Conversation40.1 MB (download)
Last year, two researchers flew to Gaziantep in southern Turkey, where about one in four people are Syrian refugees, to explore how exercise might help improve mental health.
A man places a placard before a vigil remembering the victims of a deadly van attack at Mel Lastman Square in Toronto on April 29, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

How Toronto is recovering from the van attack

Toronto is grappling with a new normal a week after a heinous van attack killed 10 people and left many injured. Here's how cities recover from disasters, both emotionally and physically.
Toronto police talk to a woman after a van mounted a sidewalk crashing into a number of pedestrians in Toronto, killing 10 people. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Toronto attack: How support can help prevent PTSD

The Toronto van attack that killed 10 people will have an impact on witnesses, caregivers and even those who watch news reports. An expert on post-traumatic stress explains.
Therapy dogs can decrease anxiety and stress in students, while getting them more excited about classroom activities. Howard County Library System/Flickr

Therapy dogs can help reduce student stress, anxiety and improve school attendance

Research shows therapy dogs can be beneficial for students in many ways including reducing stress and anxiety, and helping students feel more excited about participating in classroom activities.
A Syrian child drew a picture of helicopters dropping bombs and children dying as a result. The surviving children are crying, while the deceased ones have smiles on their faces. Zaher Sahloud

Why ignoring mental health needs of young Syrian refugees could harm us all

Syrian refugee children are not getting the care they need in the wake of the trauma they have endured. Here's why that's bad for them and bad for the rest of the world.
For veterans going back to school, student life can involve many stresses. US Department of Education

The emotional challenges of student veterans on campus

Since 2009, nearly one million veterans have benefited from the Post-9/11 GI Bill, which helps them pay for tuition and other expenses. A scholar explains how it's a hard transition.
An F/A-18 Hornet breaking the sound barrier. Wikimedia Commons

Riverfire, sonic awe and the pornography of war

Fly-bys by RAAF Super Hornets and army helicopters are a noisy finale to the Brisbane Festival. While many find this sound awe-inspiring, what of those with lived experience of war?
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.
Violent and distressing news video and images such as this girl fleeing fighting in Mosul, Iraq, on July 2, pose mental health risks for journalists in newsrooms — a new phenomenon. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Violent news: Psychological trauma a new risk in digital age

Journalists face psychological trauma from producing news even when they are distant from the scene of violent incidents. What can news organizations do?

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