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Does Hormonal Contraception Raise Suicide Risk?

New research looks at how different factors related to hormonal contraception may affect risk of suicide, providing important information for clinicians and patients.

10 Things for Which I’m THANKFUL: How ‘Bout YOU?

Thanksgiving is upon us here in the USA. But truth is, amidst the assorted social gatherings, feasting, travel, etc., the "thanks" of it all is often forgotten. Don't know about you, but in my mind that's a missed opportunity. Tap-in, okay?

Why Has Self-Harm Tripled Among Tween and Teen Girls?

Why are three times as many girls harming themselves? There's a likely culprit.

Surrendering to Gratitude

Are you feeling overwhelmed by all the downer things happening in the news?This week is a good time to consider and write about all you have to be thankful for. There's plenty!

Can a 4-Step Self-Help Therapy Technique End Upset Feelings?

Therapists use this technique to help their clients gain insight and feel better. Can it also relieve upset feelings if you use it as a self-help technique?

You Can’t Go Home Again:

“Home for the holidays” promises “all the comforts of home,” but also brings the sorrows of home. Why do we do it? Is it a homing instinct? An addiction? Just unfinished business?

The Perfectionist Mistake about the Meaning of Life: Part 2

Would rejecting perfectionism about the meaning of life push us to mediocrity and meaninglessness?

Mental Illness and Violence

Most people with mental illness are not violent. But some are.

Mental Illness & Violence

Often it’s difficult to know who will be responsible for a deadly mass shooting. The train wreck that was Devin Patrick Kelley’s life made it likely that he would be the one.

When Reconciliation Is Impossible:

What do you do when there's nothing you can do to reconcile with an estranged family member? What if you don't want to reconnect? Here are some ideas for making peace with what is.

The Truth Shall Set You Free...

The purpose of all psychotherapy is to free people from the ravages of misery. But, first they must think and act truthfully. Find how with this 5-step process to find happiness.

Discovering Meaning Through "The Village"

Do you feel a sense of connection and belonging in your neighborhood and work community?

East-West Cultural Differences in Depression

The incidence of depressive and anxiety disorders is far lower in Asia than in the West. Different ways of thinking about negative feelings may be the key.

Brain activity buffers against worsening anxiety

Boosting activity in brain areas related to thinking and problem-solving may also protect against worsening anxiety, suggests a new study. Using noninvasive brain imaging, the researchers found that at-risk people were less likely to develop anxiety if they had higher activity in a region of the brain responsible for complex mental operations. Show More Summary

Tis The Season

If you aren't looking forward to this holiday season, you aren't alone.

Estrangement and the Holidays:

Has estrangement from a parent or adult child led to holiday blues? The holidays bring opportunities to reconnect or to begin healing.

Long-Term Effects of Antipsychotics

Data support the long-term use of antipsychotics in persons with schizophrenia. However, less is known about the efficacy of long-term use for other conditions.

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