Emotional Regulation and Procrastination

According to an article by Timothy A Pychyl, Ph.D., recent research has been showing us the importance of emotional regulation skills in reducing procrastination. As Dr. Pychyl says: "When we face negative emotions like frustration, resentment, boredom or anxiety that are associated with a task, we procrastinate on the task in order to regulate our emotions." It stands to reason, then, that learning skills to better tolerate and manage negative emotions will help us better manage procrastination!

What is a psychoeducational assessment?

You might have heard the word psychoeducational assessment before, but what does it actually mean? What is a psychoeducational assessment?

A psychoeducational assessment is a comprehensive evaluation of an individual's strengths and weaknesses in several areas. This includes cognitive ability and academic achievement, as well as psychological processes like memory, executive functioning, phonological processing, and visual-motor abilities.

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ADHD into Adulthood: Stories by Telus

Our own Laura MacNiven recently contributed an article called ADHD into Adulthood on the Stories by Telus website. If you click on the link you'll find Laura's article as you scroll down. As a bonus, the video at the top of the page is a great introduction to Brili, an app that "gamifies" ADHD to help kids with daily routines.

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Instagram in support of mental health

Of interest, lately Instagram has been using their platform to support mental health by connecting you to community resources. As the co-founder and CEO Kevin Systrom outlined in a press release: 

"If you see a post on Instagram from someone who may be in need of mental health support, you can report it anonymously. The next time that person logs into the app, we will connect them to organizations in their country that offer help. We have teams working 24 hours a day, seven days a week to review these reports. We also display these resources when someone visits a hashtag page for a sensitive topic."

This is a great initiative and has the potential to help a lot of people! #hereforyou