Are you someone who has navigated the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic with relative ease, while friends and family members have been stressed and unable to cope? Or vice versa? Your response is likely strongly linked to your personality type, according to a recent study by researchers at Nixplay, a digital photo frame company. Their […]
It’s normal to feel sad or blue at times; this is a normal reaction to life’s ups and downs. But if you are feeling overwhelmed by a sense of despair and hopelessness that doesn’t seem to end, you may be dealing with depression.
You may currently be working from home and unable to interact with co-workers, or separated from close family members and friends due to coronavirus restrictions. Whatever your circumstances, it’s likely that you are experiencing feelings of isolation due to the need for social distancing.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a common type of psychotherapy that focuses on how a person’s thoughts, attitudes and beliefs affect their feelings and behaviors. CBT emphasizes the need to identify, challenge and change how a person views a stressful situation. It’s a popular treatment method due to its quick, evidence-based effectiveness and affordability.
Now that you’ve completed the job interview process, been offered a position and accepted, a new chapter in your life begins. It’s a time of change, excitement, stress and hope, and how you handle the transition to a new job can have a major impact not only on your success in your new role, but […]
Depression is a mental health condition and it’s surprisingly common. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, in 2017 alone, around 17.3 million American adults aged 18 years or older experienced at least one major depressive episode, representing 7.1 percent of all American adults.
Winter is upon us, which means short days and cold weather. Now that the excitement of the holidays is over, the remaining winter days can feel like they drag on endlessly. We see a rise in a condition called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), also known as the “winter blues,” in late winter. And it’s widespread: […]
How many selfies have you taken in the last week? What about the last day? Did you know that with every snap of the camera, you could be putting yourself in harm’s way? That’s what a significant amount of research is telling us: social media use – and in particular, selfie-posting – has a negative […]
The recent celebrity deaths by suicide have spurred widespread discussion about the topic. As a mental health professional and a therapist for the last 17 years, the challenging topic of suicide has come to my attention more times than I can count.