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Am I Doing Enough… Am I Enough?

Am I Doing Enough… Am I Enough?

When our sense of accomplishment and worth comes from what we are able to achieve and overcome during the day, it only makes sense to feel ourselves drowning in self-doubt and stagnation during this pandemic....
Therapy for Sale

Therapy for Sale

I’m not sure if a buy two get one free special is going to connect anyone with a good therapist, but companies are trying. The
ADHD and Punishment

ADHD and Punishment

In my last post, I wrote about a teenager in Michigan who was sent to a juvenile detention facility after being found “guilty on failure to submit to any schoolwork and getting up for school”...
Mental Health in the Digital Realm

Mental Health in the Digital Realm

In the time of a global health crisis, when we are asked to close our doors and forced into isolation, we are left feeling deeply uncomfortable and disconnected. We have...
Coming to Terms with Unreality

Coming to Terms with Unreality

When I was 14 years old, I entered my freshman year of high school feeling nothing but a dull sense of disquietude. I was not happy to be starting the...
Today I Love Starting Over

Today I Love Starting Over

Today I love starting over and rebuilding the content of my main storage drive from scratch. I love that I have grand ideas about how to organize it so that it is more efficient....
Letting Go of Mental Junk Food

Letting Go of Mental Junk Food

Every day I wake up and check my weather app. And every day it tells me the same thing. It is going to be very very hot again today....
Podcast: Dating Violence in Young Adults

Podcast: Dating Violence in Young Adults

Teen dating isn’t always innocent puppy love. Some young people can get involved in emotionally abusive or even violent relationships. How common is this? What are some of the signs...
The Upside of Being Old During a Pandemic

The Upside of Being Old During a Pandemic

For some old people, life during the pandemic is so unbearable, they are giving up. Being cut off from visits, socializing, and other activities that brought them joy may have been tolerable for a while,...
Drug Overdose May Lead to PTSD Symptoms

Drug Overdose May Lead to PTSD Symptoms

Surviving or witnessing a drug overdose is a psychologically traumatic event that can lead to symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a new Johns Hopkins study of female...
Where You Live May Influence How Long You Live

Where You Live May Influence How Long You Live

Can where you live impact how long you live? Investigators from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School discovered that people who live in blue states are living longer and the gap between...