Emma Cernis

Emma Cernis
Emma Cernis is a research assistant in the field of psychology. She has completed degrees in Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford and Mental Health Studies at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London. Emma is an aspiring clinical psychologist and follows the development of anti-stigma campaigns with particular interest. On Twitter: @ECernis

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Bullying and cyberbullying increase the risk of suicidal ideation and suicide attempts in adolescents

Bullying is just not good for you.  Here on Mental Elf, we’ve already picked some great examples of studies demonstrating this.  André blogged about how bullied children are more likely to develop psychosis, and how bullies are at higher risk for teen pregnancy, and not so long ago, I told you how Wolke et al demonstrated that [read the full story…]

Bullying is bad for your mental health, even if you are the bully

Clinicians and mental health researchers have long recognised that there is a link between traumatic experiences in childhood and symptoms of psychosis or non-clinical psychotic experiences presenting in adolescence or adulthood. One type of traumatic experience is the experience of abuse, whether physical, emotional or social in nature.  When it comes to bullying, any or [read the full story…]