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By the time Victoria Cooper enrolled in an alcohol treatment program in 2018, she was “drinking for survival,” not pleasure, she says — multiple vodka shots in the morning, at lunchtime and beyond. In the treatment program, she saw other women in their 20s struggling with alcohol and other drugs. “It was the first time …

Just six months after qualifying as a social worker Paddy Hartigan found himself on the frontline of the mental health crisis triggered by the coronavirus pandemic. Almost overnight he had to rethink how to continue supporting his clients. Many have serious long-term mental illness such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder whose symptoms and social isolation …

TORONTO, June 23, 2020 /CNW/ – With most kids isolated at home due to COVID-19, Shaftesbury Technology, the technology division from the award-winning production company Shaftesbury (Murdoch Mysteries), has devised a new creative solution to help children cope with stress. Shaftesbury Technology has launched Bubble Bloom, the first of six Positive Distraction Games. After two years in …

Technology has helped some countries in Asia respond quickly to disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic and allowed them to cope a little better, according to Mckinsey & Company’s chairman for the region.  The consultancy said in its latest report there are several areas where policymakers and companies in Asia relied on technology to safeguard people’s …

Large numbers of people around the globe have been forced into solitude due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, social distancing is utterly at odds with our drive for social connection, the cornerstone of human evolution. Suddenly confronted with a lack of social interactions, many of us are now experiencing more loneliness. We are missing that …

Roxanne Hawn, 52, of Boulder, Colo., jokes that she came out of the womb anxious, so she’s had a lot of time to deal with anxiety. “I always said that being anxious makes me exceptional in an emergency, because I’m used to functioning while feeling like this when others aren’t,” says Hawn. But since the coronavirus (COVID-19) …

A military lorry is seen as members of the 101 Logistic Brigade of the British Army deliver a consignment of medical masks to St Thomas’ hospital on March 24, 2020 in London, England. Leon Neal | Getty Images The U.K. government on Tuesday appealed for 250,000 “people in good health” to help its health service …

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The year 2019 has been one of the worst years in the history for India when it comes to natural disasters. More than 13 Indian states (Kerala, Gujarat, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha) have been affected due to floods. Government reports state that this year has been witness to the heaviest monsoon rains …

Image copyright Getty Images What would happen if GPS – the Global Positioning System – stopped working? For a start, we would all have to engage our brains and pay attention to the world around us when getting from A to B. Perhaps this would be no bad thing: we’d be less likely to drive …