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So far Jonathan Cristall has created 80 blog entries.

Facebook ‘no place’ for young children

Marketed for younger children, Facebook's "Messenger Kids" claims to be a safe alternative for young kids as they segue into the world of social media.  However, child health experts strongly disagree siting many reasons that children need not be exposed to social media so young.

Suicide first aid: Would you know what to do if someone was thinking of taking their own life?

Knowing mental health first aid could be life saving for someone who is considering suicide.  A course taught by a mental health instructor has been instrumental in teaching people some helpful hints on handling a loved one who may be considering ending his/her life.

Sexual harassment is about power. Why not fight it as we do bullying?

Sexual harassment is less about sex than it is about yielding power by a bully over a powerless victim. Read More

Psychological abuse: ‘He would criticise me, humiliate me and question my stability’

Following in the footsteps of the UK, Ireland will recognize psychological abuse as a crime, thus giving legal recourse to victims of controlling or coercive behavior. 

If We’re Not Going To Stop Mass Shootings, These Doctors Want To Teach Civilians How To Save Lives

During a mass shooting, the most effective place to focus is on the patients not the perpetrators.  If civilians and first responders are equipped with how to handle trauma, they can be instrumental in saving lives. 

Feeling Sexually Harassed? You’re Not Alone

Young, college educated women are more likely to report their experiences with sexual harassment not because it s more common for them, but rather because they can better identify their victimization. 

Health officials reveal the dangers of sleeping by your phone

Sleeping with or in proximity to one's phone can be a true health risk.  Say goodnight to your phone and keep it at least an arm's distance away.

Compliment Or Come-On? Confusion Over How To Define Sexual Harassment

In wake of workplace sexual harassment coming to the forefront, there is some confusion about its definition. When does complimenting a colleague or asking a co-worker on a date constitute harassment? The answer is both complicated and conversation worthy. Read More

Obsessive selfie-taking could point to underlying mental health issues

Selfitis: The addiction to and obsession with taking selfies may actually reflect a mental health issue stemming from low self esteem and confidence. Read More

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