Research shows video games can actually improve children’s brains

Research shows video games can actually improve children’s brains

Video games have garnered an infamous reputation over the years for their supposed impact on children, from mental health and social problems to missing out on exercise. However, a large new United States study published in JAMA Network Open indicates there may also be cognitive benefits associated with the popular pastime. Lead author Bader Chaarani, … Read more

Police report details RCMP Constable Shaelyn Yang’s fatal interaction with homeless man

Police report details RCMP Constable Shaelyn Yang’s fatal interaction with homeless man

Burnaby RCMP Const. Shaelyn Yang was attempting to save a homeless man’s life on the morning of Oct. 18 when she was fatally stabbed, according to a police report obtained by Global News investigative journalist Sam Cooper. The report, which details the interaction between the young Mountie and the suspect accused of killing her, states … Read more

Benjamin Cole: Oklahoma is set to execute inmate whose attorneys say he suffers from paranoid schizophrenia

Benjamin Cole: Oklahoma is set to execute inmate whose attorneys say he suffers from paranoid schizophrenia

CNN — Oklahoma is expected to continue its series of more than two dozen executions on Thursday, when it is scheduled to put to death Benjamin Cole, a 57-year-old man convicted for the murder of his 9-month-old daughter. But in the two decades since the crime, the death row inmate’s declining mental condition – magnified … Read more

Nikolas Cruz has avoided the death penalty. Here’s what’s next for him now

Nikolas Cruz has avoided the death penalty.  Here’s what’s next for him now

CNN — Here’s what we know: Nikolas Cruz, the now 24-year-old who admitted to killing 17 people in Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February 2018, has avoided the death penalty. A jury on Thursday recommended he be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, a decision which enraged many of … Read more

Parkland shooting: Jurors will examine the AR-15 used as they deliberate possible death sentence

Parkland shooting: Jurors will examine the AR-15 used as they deliberate possible death sentence

CNN — During their second day of deliberations Thursday, the 12-person jury tasked with recommending a death sentence or life in prison for the Parkland, Florida, school shooter will examine the AR-15 he used in the 2018 massacre. Jurors began their deliberations Wednesday morning, later asking for a readback of two multiple-day testimonies. Shortly after … Read more

Parkland shooter’s death penalty trial nears its end as the prosecution and defense prepare to make their closing arguments

Parkland shooter’s death penalty trial nears its end as the prosecution and defense prepare to make their closing arguments

CNN — Prosecutors and defense attorneys will present closing arguments Tuesday in the sentencing trial of the Parkland school shooter, the last opportunity to make their case before the jury which will help decide whether the gunman is sentenced to death, or life in prison. The imminent conclusion of the monthslong trial comes almost a … Read more

The mental health of Canadians is at a breaking point

The mental health of Canadians is at a breaking point

First, it was the pandemic. Today, it’s the rising cost of living. Canadians just can’t seem to catch a break. And now, many are at a breaking point. Working professionals are experiencing increased strain on their emotional well-being, according to a major report released Thursday, which found that the mental health of Canadians in June … Read more

EMDR therapy can be done effectively online with remotEMDR

EMDR therapy can be done effectively online with remotEMDR

WORCESTER, England, July 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — A first of its kind academic research confirms that conducting online EMDR therapy using remotEMDR, the world’s leading platform for online EMDR therapy, is safe, effective, efficient, and relevant. Watch remoteEMDR’s video to find out more. remotEMDR – The Leading Platform for Online EMDR Therapy Eye Movement Desensitization … Read more

Man who drove through crowd in Times Square found not responsible | Mental Health News

Man who drove through crowd in Times Square found not responsible |  Mental Health News

Richard Rojas, who drove his car through crowds of people during a 2017 psychotic episode, qualifies for ‘mental commitment’. A jury in New York City accepted an insanity defense for Richard Rojas, a 31-year-old who drove his car through a crowd of people in the popular tourist destination Times Square, killing an 18-year-old tourist and … Read more

New Psychological Research Teaches Us How To Cultivate Feelings Of Bliss

New Psychological Research Teaches Us How To Cultivate Feelings Of Bliss

A new study describes ‘caring for bliss’ as a route to long-term inner joy. getty A new study published in the Journal of Positive Psychology introduces a new concept in mental health inspired by buddhist philosophy. This concept, termed ‘caring for bliss,’ consists of practices that cultivate sukha or a state of unlimited, everlasting inner … Read more