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Looking in All the Wrong Places: Passive Suicide and COVID-19

Looking in All the Wrong Places: Passive Suicide and COVID-19

There is a disturbing trend taking place in therapy offices, intimate gatherings, private conversations with trusted individuals, and among teens and young adults. This trend is hidden in plain sight and yet I haven’t yet read much about it....
The Fight Over Facemasks

The Fight Over Facemasks

The best advice for an author preparing for an interview is, “read your book.” I have a Q&A with a bookstore tonight, so I re-read
Coping When Life IS Unfair

Coping When Life IS Unfair

One of life’s most valuable lessons, one that takes too long to accept, is that life is hard. If we had our way, there would be no pain,...
How Do You Know if a Child Is Traumatized?

How Do You Know if a Child Is Traumatized?

While working at a mental health clinic in Harlem years ago, I got used to hearing the most traumatic stories I could have ever imagined. They were the normal way...
Today I Love Musical Friends

Today I Love Musical Friends

Today I love musical friends and the time they take to engage socially even in these weird times. I love how they have to be good at so many things and though that doesn’t make them happy,...
Teens May Be Kinder Than We Think

Teens May Be Kinder Than We Think

A new Canadian study seeks to flip the script on the common stereotype that teens are likely to be mean-spirited. The teen years can carry a negative reputation, often depicted...