Postpartum Depression What You Need to Know
The Importance of Visibility: Recognizing Bisexuality in the LGBTQIA Community By Madeline E. B. Wesh, PsyD
Despite being a recognized term for over 100 years, those who identify as bisexual still face rejection and stigmatization. Bisexuals are regularly pressed to “pick a side,” and often, bisexual identity is simply erased because society tends to assume the sexual orientation of others based upon the partners with whom they are seen.Read More
The Conversation by Dr. Louise B. Lubin
This conversation is one we want to avoid because it always feels too soon until it’s too late. So what is this conversation? It’s the conversation about end of life- a discussion you should begin for yourself and those you love whatever your age or medical conditionRead More
Psychologist Spotlight: The Keys to Effective Studying by Dr. Larry F. Waldman
Parents regularly tell their children to “study hard” so they can get good grades, get into a good college, get a good job, and be successful. While children are encouraged to study, do they truly know what they should do? Research on effective studying generally recommends the followingRead More
Healthcare Topics & Issues
The human race is currently partaking in an unprecedented, massive experiment. People, in a short period of time, have almost completely changed how their lives are structured and researchers have only recently begun to examine the results.
Laughter can help improve mood, increase immune system functioning, and moderate stress hormones. Additionally, laughter is free (or at the very least, affordable) and it lacks harmful or unwanted side effects (with the exception of the occasional stomachache).
Psychologist Spotlight: Having Vision, What I’ve Seen in Academically Successful Teens by Dr. Larry F. Waldman
In my nearly 40 years of practice as a psychologist I have had the opportunity to work with three adolescents who graduated at or near the top of their high school class. The one outstanding characteristic, I believe, that was common to all three of these students, which separated them from their classmates, is that they had vision.
When I was 19, I completed my first stint in rehab. I never really wanted to get into ‘the hard stuff’, so I got my highs through alcohol. It was never really a high I was after, though; I simply wanted to escape into another world, to forget about a loss that is still too hard to talk about.
Loss can create a very deep, dark chasm in our hearts and world. Over time—often much more quickly than you feel equipped to face it—you are forced to fall into to the putting-one-foot-in-front-of-the-other existence that life requires following loss. The language we use around grief is critical.
Our lives are complicated. Recognizing that you need to find someone to talk to about your concerns can be the stepping stone to a healthy physical and mental well-being. The question is how do you find that someone?
We all know that we are mortal, but few of us are willing to talk about it; somehow believing that by doing so we are being morbid and may cause others to feel uncomfortable or think that we are somehow giving up on life.