Not so long ago, I joined a Facebook group for abuse survivors, in hopes of finding support and encouragement. While I was encouraged and supported in the best way an anonymous person on the Internet could be, I felt there was too much reliance on […]
This month is suicide prevention awareness month. Statistics show that suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, and for every suicide, there are 25 attempts. There are many myths about suicide, and I believe there is one myth in particular […]
Being gainfully employed is about more than money. We need to consider what will give our lives purpose and connection in the age of automation Tell us how Australia can prepare for the fourth industrial revolution – open thread When...Show More Summary
Addiction doctors say insurance barriers to medication that can save lives are instead putting them at risk for death.
A national fraternity is partnering with startup to make sure that all of its members can seek help on-demand from licensed therapists.
Many airlines and mental health advocates are debating whether the practice should continue.
Researchers suggest that perfectionism may be a risk factor for suicide.
Call it a case of unintended consequences. Twenty years ago, the prescription medication Adderall debuted as a treatment for narcolepsy and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). A stimulant, with amphetamine as its active ingredient, Adderall helped sufferers of narcolepsy stay awake, but it also increased […]
Authenticity – where we say and do what we truly think – is one of the keys to our wellbeing Authenticity is about being true to yourself in each and every moment. Our lives often turn on what seem to be the most trivial of occurrences: a chance meeting, or a single sentence that was or wasn’t said. Show More Summary
Try our personality questionnaire and see what it says about you Are you an extrovert or an introvert? Normally a psychologist who wanted to find out would give you a questionnaire with questions of the Do-you-always-find-yourself-in-the-kitchen-at-parties? variety. Show More Summary
It doesn’t take an encounter with a bear or a threatening gun to trigger symptoms of the fight or flight response. I experienced similar phenomena when undergoing a consultation with a surgeon for an elective, life-altering surgery. Her bedside manner exuded a cold, indifferent and […]
Jaci came to see me one month before the christening of her niece, for whom she was honored to be named godmother. Jaci could turn off the familiar anxiety video playing in her head. This is what Jaci imagined would happen at the christening, given […]
The internet has put entire libraries of information about mental health right at our fingertips. It’s now possible to go online and learn about any mental health disorder you can name, take questionnaires looking at your symptoms, and even read the scientific literature if you […]
“Just let me lie in bed for another five minutes,” I groan to my mother. She mumbles before acquiescing. I turn over, spooning the pillow. We have had this conversation before. For the anxious and depressed, sleep is our salve. It is a temporary reprieve […]
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“Many people are in a rut and a rut is nothing but a grave.” Have you ever heard this quote before? It came from the mouth of Vance Havner and it sure packs a punch! Feeling unhappy is something we like to avoid, but it […]
“Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.” – William Penn While we know that time is precious and a scarce resource, reflect for a minute at how often we find ourselves wasting the time we have. Frittering away hours at the...
Well, it’s finally fall, y’all! Though my neck of the woods is still squeezing out every last drop of 90-degree weather it can. If you’re chilling at home like I am (and hey, even if you’re not you can check them out later!), take a...
As a society, we tend to hide from being vulnerable. We are taught from an early age to be strong, be confident, to be anything but vulnerable. This thinking, however, is flawed. Vulnerability is our most accurate measurement of courage. It is not weakness. When […]