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Overcoming Depression: How Psychologists Help with Depressive Disorders

Overcoming Depression: How Psychologists Help with Depressive Disorders

Everyone experiences sadness at times. But depression is something more. Depression is extreme sadness or despair that lasts more than days. It interferes with the activities of daily life and can even cause physical pain. Fortunately, depression is highly treatable….

The Different Faces of Depression

The Different Faces of Depression

October is Depression Awareness Month With over 300 million experiencing depression worldwide, it is one of the most common mental health conditions that exists. Depression affects people of all ages, ethnicity, race, gender and income levels. Yet depression can look…

Talking to Teens About Suicide Prevention

Talking to Teens About Suicide Prevention

Suicide is a difficult topic, but it’s too important to ignore. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people ages 15 to 24. Despite a common belief that only teens and adults die by suicide, younger children…

Supporting a Family Member with Serious Mental Illness

Supporting a Family Member with Serious Mental Illness

Learn how to help a loved one through diagnosis and beyond Mental illnesses are disorders that affect a person’s mood, thoughts or behaviors. Serious mental illnesses include a variety of diseases including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and…

Preventing Suicide: Why Talking About “It” Is Essential

Preventing Suicide: Why Talking About “It” Is Essential

Suicide touches all of us. After cancer and heart disease, suicide accounts for more years of life lost than any other cause of death. However, unlike cancer and heart disease, most of us feel very uncomfortable talking to someone about whether they are having thoughts about harming themselves. In this article, Jean Holthaus provides talking tips to start the conversation.

10 Reasons Teletherapy Might Be Right for You

10 Reasons Teletherapy Might Be Right for You
September 19 - 25, 2021 is Telehealth Awareness Week! The COVID-19 pandemic ushered in a dramatic, almost overnight shift to remote activities for many of us. All of a sudden we were online shopping for basic groceries, getting meals delivered,...

Preventing Suicide: Risk Factors, Warning Signs, Safety Plans and Hotlines

Preventing Suicide: Risk Factors, Warning Signs, Safety Plans and Hotlines
September is National Suicide Prevention Month, dedicated to supporting and connecting with those who’ve been impacted by a death by suicide or have suicidal thoughts as well as creating greater awareness about suicide prevention. Thinking about or attempting suicide can...

Living Well with Dementia: How Psychologists Can Help

Living Well with Dementia: How Psychologists Can Help

Although dementia mainly affects older people, it is not a normal part of aging. Dementia is a syndrome caused by a variety of brain illnesses that affect memory, thinking, behavior and the ability to perform everyday activities.1 Alzheimer’s disease is the…

What Makes Kids Care? Teaching Gentleness in a Violent World

What Makes Kids Care? Teaching Gentleness in a Violent World

In a world where violence and cruelty seem to be common and almost acceptable, many parents wonder what they can do to help their children to become kinder and gentler—to develop a sense of caring and compassion for others. Raising…

13 Tips for Battling the Back-to-School Blues

13 Tips for Battling the Back-to-School Blues
It's that time of year again! August is here, and that means the back-to-school sales start crowding our favorite stores, reminding us that the school year is quickly approaching. Going back to school can often be a challenging time for our...