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1907, 2021

We have a mental health crisis in our province

By |July 19, 2021|Categories: Covid-19, Mental Health, News & Events, Posts by Dr. Kiran Pure|

"With more people than ever seeking help for mental health issues and new client appointments for her private practice now being booked into March, 2022, a Dartmouth psychologist is calling the situation in Nova Scotia a crisis. Registered psychologist Dr. Kiran Pure expressed her concern in a July 8 tweet, noting that patients and families are struggling and waiting months for both public and private services." Click here to read full article

911, 2020

Psych Talks: The Pandemic Echo: What This Means for Our Children & Families

By |November 9, 2020|Categories: Covid-19, News & Events, Posts by Dr. Kiran Pure|

Kathleen Smith, Psychologist & Dr. Kiran Pure will be doing a presentation on November 17 2020. Recently, we asked for information from some of the families we have seen and we will present what we have learned from this and from our daily conversations with families/children/ and youth over the past seven months. If you would like to be a part of this event, please see the link below to register. The event is sponsored by our Association of Psychologists of Nova Scotia (APNS) and the Halifax Central Library. Kathleen and I thank them for the opportunity to share our thoughts. https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/psych-talks-the-pandemic-echo-what-this-means-for-our-children-families-tickets-123722879463

1307, 2020

HalifaxToday.ca – Psychologist wants to see children back in the classroom this fall

By |July 13, 2020|Categories: Covid-19, Mental Health, News & Events, Posts by Dr. Kiran Pure|

A child psychologist in Dartmouth says the combination of social isolation, and a lack of control caused by the pandemic has been damaging to children's mental health. Dr. Kiran Pure says she would like to see students return to school this fall in some sort of capacity to provide them with a sense of normalcy. "For many kids going to school, even if they don't love schoolwork, they do love the routine of being in school, being with their friends, seeing their teachers, just hanging out and sharing what they are doing," she says. Nova Scotia Education Minister Zach Churchill has said three back-to-school [...]

907, 2020

Psychologist warns of mental health costs of keeping kids out of school

By |July 9, 2020|Categories: Covid-19, Mental Health, News & Events, Posts by Dr. Kiran Pure|

Click here to read the full article As the province decides on a back-to-school plan for the fall, health experts are warning of the mental health risks of keeping kids out of the classroom. Without the routine and social connection that school brings, many kids and teens have reported feeling sad, stressed and anxious since the pandemic cancelled in-person classes in mid-March, said Dr. Kiran Pure, a clinical psychologist in Dartmouth, N.S. Even though public health restrictions have begun to lift, her small team of psychologists is still working "basically non-stop and it's been a lot of mental health support." Pure said she's been struck [...]

507, 2020

COVID-19

By |July 5, 2020|Categories: Covid-19|

Dear Families and Colleagues, We continue to provide access to psychological services for your child and/or family, and we are fully available to provide telehealth appointments by secure online (video) or phone. We are accepting new referrals at this time. To make a referral please complete our intake form and you will receive an email by Dr. Kiran Pure. Presently, we have met as a team to make decisions regarding the re-opening of our Practice to in-person appointments.  We have made provisions at the Practice to ensure we  follow advice provided by our regulatory body NSBEP, based on their consultations with Public Health, NS. [...]

1604, 2020

Fact Sheet from Canadian Psychology Association (CPA)

By |April 16, 2020|Categories: Covid-19, News & Events, Posts by Dr. Kiran Pure|

Hi Everyone... I hope all of you are doing well and coping. Thinking of you always! love Dr. Pure Here is a link to a fact sheet produced by our national organization called the Canadian Psychology Association (CPA) that I think can be a good reminder and helpful to teens. https://cpa.ca/docs/File/Publications/FactSheets/PW_HelpingTeensCopeWithImpacts_COVID-19.pdf

904, 2020

Kids and parents are reaching out for help during COVID-19 crisis

By |April 9, 2020|Categories: Covid-19, News & Events|

Dr. Pure thanks Suzanne Rent from the Halifax Examiner for the opportunity to talk about children and families in the face of COVID19. Read the complete article here. Views 1. There’s help for kids and parents struggling during COVID-19 The number of calls to Kids Help Phone has more than doubled during the Covid-19 crisis. One of the resources kids are using more during the COVID-19 crisis is Kids Help Phone (1-800-668-6868). On Tuesday, I spoke with Kathy Hay, president and CEO, who says in 2019, before the COVID-19 crisis, they received 1.9 million calls from kids and youth up to 26 years of age. When [...]

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