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At Crux, we are passionate, strong advocates for mental health and clinical psychology. In an effort to share our knowledge with as many people as possible, we often appear in local, national and international media outlets. Please find a selection of our media appearances below.

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year?

Ads and songs tell us Christmas is “the most wonderful time of the year.” But many people feel sad, anxious,…

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Survivors of Suicide Loss

A survivor of suicide loss is someone who lost a loved one due to suicide. An estimated 20 people are…

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Relationships on the Rocks

For better or worse, romantic relationships greatly influence us. Some romantic couples appear to form a “drinking partnership” (Roberts &…

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Perfectionists More Likely to Develop Bulimia Nervosa

Bulimia nervosa is a common and a life-threatening eating disorder. About 275,000 Canadian females will have bulimia nervosa at some…

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Suicide is Preventable in Nova Scotia

One Nova Scotian dies by suicide every 72 hours. And 622 Nova Scotians have died by suicide between 2012 and…

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Cannabis Controversy

In the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation’s (NSLC) newly renovated stores, customers are encouraged to “discover your experience” with cannabis while…

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Arson Suspected in 130 Fires

Anger, impulsivity, criminal deviance, revenge, money, and mental illness can all motivate arson. Pyromania is also a contributor to arson.…

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New Video Highlights the Perils of Perfectionism

Dr. Simon Sherry joined Dr. Andrew Hill of York St John University in creating a new video educating youth about…

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Failure to Launch?

Finances, unemployment, pursuit of higher education, being single, cultural preferences, entitled children, over accommodating parents, psychological dependency and unrecognized mental…

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Comparing Yourself to Others on Social Media Can Turn Ugly

Facebook. Instagram. Twitter. Snapchat. Social media is linked to envy, jealousy, sadness and loneliness. Dr. Simon Sherry discusses the dangers…

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Perfectionists are at Risk for Bulimia

Groundbreaking work by Dr. Simon Sherry’s research team shows perfectionists are more likely to develop bulimic symptoms. Dr. Simon Sherry…

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Letter to Editor: Booze-Pot Mix Careless

In a letter to the editor appearing in the Chronicle Herald on July 24, 2018, Dr. Simon Sherry asserts selling…

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Celebrity Suicides Prompt Discussion

After designer Kate Spade and chef Anthony Bourdain took their own lives, Dr. Simon Sherry discusses suicide on CBC News.…

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Facts and Myths About Perfectionism

Dr. Simon Sherry discusses perfectionism on CBC’s Maritime Noon and takes calls from listeners about their struggles with perfectionism. Listen…

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Are We Living in “The Golden Age of Lying?”

Dr. Simon Sherry and theologian Dr. Deane discuss lies and liars on CBC’s Mainstreet. Listen to the audio clip to…

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Your Partner Impacts Your Drinking

Sara Bartel discusses how one partner’s drinking can increase the other’s when in a romantic relationship. Sara is a member…

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New Research on Narcissistic Perfectionists

Steve Jobs. Martha Stewart. Simon Cowell. Some people are narcissistic perfectionists – with entitled, demanding, hyper-critical and grandiose personality traits.…

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Perfectionism is Linked to Suicide

Dr. Simon Sherry discusses his innovative research linking perfectionism to suicide. Watch the video clip to learn more.  

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This Year Will Be Different!

Dr. Simon Sherry breaks down the science behind New Year’s Resolutions and offers advice on how to stick to yours…

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Perfectionists Struggle at School

Perfectionism leads to many problems in the classroom. Dr. Simon Sherry sheds light on how shooting for the stars can…

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The Dark Side of the Internet

Dr. Simon Sherry explains what drives some people to the dark and dangerous places on the internet. Watch the video…

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Let’s Talk About Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Body dysmorphic disorder is poorly understood. Dr. Simon Sherry provides insight on this common problem as part of Bell Let’s…

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Understanding Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Dr. Simon Sherry discusses how to define and understand body dysmorphic disorder – a common and vexing problem. Watch the…

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We Can Prevent Suicide

Why do people die by suicide? Dr. Simon Sherry provides insight and understanding, and suggests ways suicide can be prevented.…

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Dr. Simon Sherry’s Convocation Speech

Dr. Simon Sherry addresses Dalhousie University’s graduating class, teaching them about life, love and broccoli. Watch the video clip to…

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Let’s Talk PTSD

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects an estimated nine per cent of Canadians. Dr. Simon Sherry discusses this common problem as…

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New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s resolutions are easy to make, but hard to keep. Dr. Simon Sherry offers tips on how to reach…

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Can Perfectionism Lead to Binge Eating?

Perfectionism and binge eating go hand in hand. Dr. Simon Sherry discusses his research linking these two issues. Watch the…

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Is Your Partner Driving You to Drink?

Alcohol use may be contagious. Lydia Muyingo researches if men and women in romantic relationships influence each other’s drinking levels.…

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Shop ‘Til You Drop?

Dr. Simon Sherry debunks some common myths about Christmas and suggests that holiday joy comes not from trips to the…

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Let’s Talk About Cannabis

Cannabis use is common among younger Canadians. In fact, 21% of youth aged 15 to 19 (or 426,000 youth) and…

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Tips for Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions

Self-monitoring, compassion and action plans are discussed as Dr. Simon Sherry talks about setting and reaching your goals. Watch the…

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‘Tis the Season to be Stressed

Dr. Simon Sherry calls out Santa as part of a lively discussion on stress, anxiety and depression over the holiday…

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Reefer Madness

Is our government placing Nova Scotians’ health at risk by selling cannabis and alcohol in the same location? Dr. Simon Sherry…

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Fear of Friday the 13th

Dr. Simon Sherry, a psychic and a weatherman discuss Friday the 13th. Watch the video clip to learn more.  

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Perfectionism Creates Holiday Stress

Holidays are particularly stressful for perfectionists. Dr. Simon Sherry sits down with Amanda Debison of CTV News to answer questions…

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Half Baked Idea

Nova Scotia is the only jurisdiction in the world to sell cannabis alongside alcohol. Dr. Simon Sherry discusses why this…

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Pressure to be Perfect Ruining Your Holidays?

Dr. Simon Sherry sheds light on perfectionism and holiday stress with Cyril Lunney on CTV Morning Live. Watch the video…

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Understanding Your Anxiety…In a Minute

Dr. Simon Sherry discusses anxiety--a common, impairing and costly problem. Fortunately, anxiety is also a treatable problem. Watch the video…

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Research Team Unravels Perfectionism

Dr. Simon Sherry and Dalhousie University’s Personality Research Team are profiled. Watch the video clip to learn more.  

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National Post: Nova Scotia Defends Controversial Plan to Sell Cannabis in Liquor Stores

Dr. Simon Sherry maintains co-locating cannabis and alcohol sales under the same roof puts many Nova Scotians' health at serious…

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Coping with “Family Drama”

Many people struggle with “family drama.” Dr. Simon Sherry discusses effective methods for coping with these kinds of issues. Listen…

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Perfectionism is a Potential Killer

Research by Dr. Simon Sherry shows perfectionists are prone to suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts. Listen to the audio clip…

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