Month: August 2013

Surge in teen self-harm blights positive survey

NZ Herald 2 August 2013 Deliberate self-harming is reaching epidemic levels among Kiwi teenagers – but the teens say it has become “almost fashionable”. An Auckland University survey of 8500 students in 91 secondary schools has found that 29.1 per…

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Abortion and subsequent mental health: Review of the literature

Online Library 16 July 2013 Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences July 2013 The risk that abortion may be correlated with subsequent mental disorders needs a careful assessment, in order to offer women full information when facing a difficult pregnancy. All research…

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‘I abused my husband’

Stuff.co 2 August 2013 Anger masked the anxiety one woman felt for almost eight years, leading her to abuse her husband and almost ending the marriage. Now she’s an advocate for an anger management model that got her life back…

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Votes with value, every day

Stuff.co 2 August 2013 Hubris is an insidious disease from which politicians habitually suffer. They mistakenly believe their knowledge and station in society places them in a far superior position to that of the public when it comes to deciding…

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Kiwi teens want more time with parents – report

OneNews 1 August 2013 A large number of Kiwi teenagers feel that they do not spend enough time with their parents, according to a new report. The report, Health and Wellbeing of New Zealand Secondary School Students, was conducted by…

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Swedish Trends in Criminal Assaults against Minors since Banning Spanking, 1981-2010

Lifescience Global 25 April 2013 Robert E. Larzelere1, Taren Swindle2 and Byron R. Johnson3 International Journal of Criminology and Sociology This study uses Swedish trends in alleged criminal assaults against minors to investigate whether societal violence has decreased since their…

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