Tips for Talking to Someone About Self-Harm

Tips for Talking to Someone About Self-Harm

Tips for Talking to Someone About Self-Harm
The stigma surrounding self-harm behavior can make it very challenging for those who struggle to seek and find help. Many of the people who self-harm carry great shame regarding their method for managing emotions as a result of the stigma...

Self Image: What Do You See in the Mirror?

Self Image: What Do You See in the Mirror?
  Mirrors are everywhere and each one provides the opportunity for self-affirmation or self-criticism. Most men and women see their bodies as a compilation of unacceptable features. As women pass a mirror they to see big thighs, jiggling arms, protruding...

Effective Crisis Leadership Following Suicide

Effective Crisis Leadership Following Suicide
By Bob VandePol, MSW When death by suicide strikes the workplace, employees immediately look to its leadership for direction. How leaders respond when all eyes are upon them offers both tremendous opportunity and serious risk for the subsequent outcomes. Do...

How Psychology Can Help After a Heart Attack

How Psychology Can Help After a Heart Attack

According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, more than a million Americans have a heart attack each year.1 The key to recovery? Paying attention to the mind as well as the body. That’s because a heart attack can affect…

Seasonal Affective Disorder is More Than “Winter Blues”

Seasonal Affective Disorder is More Than “Winter Blues”

Awakening to another gray, cold, snowy day gives many Midwesterners the urge to pull the covers up over their head and hibernate until April. However, for about 6 of every 100 people, this slightly glum feeling gives way to Seasonal…

Free Play is Essential for Children’s Development

Free Play is Essential for Children’s Development

“Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning.” – Fred Rogers Free play is essential for a child’s healthy physical, social, cognitive and creative development! But what is free play? Free play is unstructured, child-initiated and spontaneous…

How Cancer Can Affect Mental Health

How Cancer Can Affect Mental Health
Cancer can affect your mental health - according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the link between physical and mental health is two-fold. Not only are patients with a serious physical illness more likely to develop depression, but...