WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS (AND DAD)

Often neglected and rarely appreciated, the need for human connection is essential for survival. This is most easily seen through the friends we make. With that, I’m honored to share what I’ve learned, as a psychologist and daughter, about the… Read more »

You Have Breast Cancer: What Now?

Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide. Current assessments indicate nearly 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer. Although the chance of dying from breast cancer has dropped significantly… Read more »

Pigs Really Can Fly…Sometimes

THE SERIOUS AND IMPORTANT JOB OF A SERVICE ANIMAL We’ve surely all heard that saying, “When pigs fly.” It’s a humorous statement referring to something so absurd that it will never happen. Well, saddle up, because here is the skinny… Read more »

For Employed Mothers, the Job Never Ends

She leaves work in a rush to pick up her 4-year-old daughter from day care before they close. She knows they have no tolerance for lateness. She can’t afford to be charged a late fee or risk being kicked out…. Read more »

The Secret to a Happy Marriage

HOW DOES YOUR MARRIAGE RATE? DON’T SWEAT – THERE ARE THINGS YOU CAN DO TODAY TO MAKE YOUR RELATIONSHIP BETTER! You hear it often: There’s an epidemic of divorce, with one in two marriages failing. But, according to statistics, you… Read more »

How to Maintain Your Sanity While Getting it All Done

Time management can be a battle when you’re committed to a hectic course load, a part-time job and several extracurricular activities. But it can be done. The key is to develop effective habits, while simultaneously giving yourself room for flexibility…. Read more »

The Trauma of Separation

Warfare. Famine. Poverty. Mass migration. Genocide. These are all grim circumstances that researchers and psychologists look upon as important learning moments. Such events tell us a great deal about the impacts of adversity on mental health. Although valuable wake-up calls,… Read more »

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Mental Health

While you’re getting organized, quitting smoking, and losing weight (the most popular New Year’s resolutions in the U.S.), you may be overlooking something that would actually make a bigger difference for you and your family than those popular resolutions. How… Read more »

Who Gets Depressed?

You have a 20% chance of experiencing depression over the course of your life, according to large-scale studies in the U.S., and at any given time some 7% of the population is living with diagnosed depression. A recent study found… Read more »

New Research on Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, refers to depression connected with shorter days and colder weather. Studies of the condition have shown that less light is the strongest predictor of SAD, so much so that SAD becomes more common the further… Read more »