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A Glimpse Into My Son’s Magnificent Mind (who has autism)

Max’s autism diagnosis three years ago gave me an unspeakable sense of relief. When a friend asked me later that day how I was feeling, I could only describe it in this way: “I feel empty and full at the … Continue reading

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What outdoor space tells us about inequality

Of course, trying to increase access to outdoor space has been a goal of cities way before Covid-19 struck. But the conversation has taken on greater intensity since the pandemic has exposed just how unequal access can be. It’s not … Continue reading

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What we can learn from ‘untranslatable’ illnesses

From an enigmatic rage disorder to a sickness of overthinking, there are some mental illnesses you only get in certain cultures. Why? And what can they teach us? “DO NOT FEAR KORO,” screamed the headline in the Straits Times newspaper on November … Continue reading

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How a bench and a team of grandmothers can tackle depression

Many of the New York counsellors have successfully overcome addictions and other life challenges themselves. “We’re committed to having folks with lived experiences, who can speak the language of recovery and of dealing with addiction,” White says. “Before you know … Continue reading

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The world’s most accessible stress reliever – singing

When we sing, large parts of our brain “light up” with activity, says Sarah Wilson, a clinical neuropsychologist and head of the School of Psychological Sciences at the University of Melbourne. She led a study which looked at how the brain reacts … Continue reading

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CDC Researchers: Over 5 Million US Adults Have Autism

For the first time ever, researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are estimating the number of American adults who have autism. More than 5.4 million people in the U.S. — or 1 in 45 — over age … Continue reading

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Why coronavirus may make the world more accessible

For many people with disabilities, options like remote working have been needed for years. Workplaces around the world have now made this shift. Are there other ways the world could become more accessible, too?

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6 Things I Did as a Kid I Didn’t Realize Were Because of Anxiety

In case you weren’t aware, kids can experience anxiety! How do I know this? Because I was one of them! I can’t speak for all kids with anxiety, but I can tell you, this is what anxiety looked like for me … Continue reading

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How to Take Care of Your Mental Health Amidst Covid-19

As it upends normal life, COVID-19 is causing people to feel anxious, angry, frightened, frustrated and sad. All these feelings are normal during this pandemic, mental health experts say. But as the crisis stretches on, the prolonged isolation, financial uncertainty … Continue reading

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Handling stress due to coronavirus pandemic

We all are under unusual stress due to the coronavirus pandemic. Medical staff are on the front lines in treating those who are ill, with the knowledge that the situation will get worse before it gets better. A large percentage … Continue reading

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