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  • “Hikikomori and Beyond”: Navigating Social Withdrawal in a Digital Age

    “Hikikomori and Beyond”: Navigating Social Withdrawal in a Digital Age

    Navigating the Maze: Understanding Self-Social Isolation Many of us have experienced it – that pang of loneliness after a long day alone or the awkwardness of entering a crowded room. However, for some young people, social withdrawal becomes a more persistent pattern, a maze they struggle to navigate. This self-imposed isolation, distinct from introversion or…

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  • What makes a friendship?

    What makes a friendship?

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  • Are you biased and making assumptions? 

    Are you biased and making assumptions? 

    These are trick questions. Of course, you are. We all make assumptions, mostly subconsciously and automatically. They are mental shortcuts for our brains to help us learn and navigate the endless complexities of social interaction and decision-making in life. Assumptions are based on our past experiences or cultural influences, and Because they are different, we…

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  • People Danger is Real

    People Danger is Real

    The rat race starts young now! And it’s easy to get caught up in it.  As a parent of college-bound teens, I live the frenzy that often results from students (and parents) thinking that the rest of their lives are dictated by their college acceptance letters. High-achieving teens aim, at the very minimum, to maintain…

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  • How can AI help  you?

    How can AI help you?

    Please give us your input on how AI can help individual’s social and emotional wellness. The survey can be completed anonymously, so you can be as honest as you’d like!

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  • Advancing Behavioral Healthcare through VR & Machine Learning: A Conversation with Dr. Marc Lanovaz

    In this riveting interview, we have Dr. Marc Lanovaz, a University of Montreal professor at the forefront of integrating data science and machine learning in behavioral healthcare. We discuss the impact of cultural relevancy in behavior analysis, how machine learning can improve clinical decision-making in mental health, and a groundbreaking virtual reality application simulating the…

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  • 2024 Can Be A Year For Healing

    2024 Can Be A Year For Healing

    My 2024 started with morning cycling and an afternoon 5-mile hike with family. My dad is the one in the picture below. This is what 80 can look like. My father has traveled every continent and still adventures. My kids nicknamed my dad “cheetah grandpa”👴 for obvious reasons.  He is now semi-retired but still goes…

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  • 4 Steps to Creating Success

    4 Steps to Creating Success

    At a recent holiday gathering, a family member said his son “must go to one of the top 10 schools” to do well and have options in life. Like many well-meaning parents, this dad arranged a robust early reading and math instruction regimen, enrichment activities, and daily homework to build discipline. I was asked to…

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  • How are you and the people around you feeling?

    How are you and the people around you feeling?

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  • Special Parents of Spcial Kids Interview

    Special Parents of Spcial Kids Interview

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  • Behavioral Health Providers’ Interview

    Behavioral Health Providers’ Interview

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  • Does your economic output = your value? (The Source of Loneliness)

    Does your economic output = your value? (The Source of Loneliness)

    When I was little, my family moved every two or three years for my dad’s businesses, and each move killed my friendships and social life. Have you tried comforting your kids when they’re bullied or excluded? (Or maybe you know, from personal experience, how horrible it feels that you even take matters into your own…

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