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The Psychological Harm of Inequality

The topic of race has heated up in the United States. What doesn’t get as much attention is the subject of mental health in relation to racism and inequality. As an article in Truthout recently reported, psychological harm is greater when the inequality gap is...

Back to School Anxiety

Anxiety can be common during the back-to-school time of the year. The shift can be stressful due to many factors including the pressure of academic excellence, the introduction of new structure, social anxieties and hardships, even a change in the home-life routine....

Opioids & Senior Citizens

The opioid crisis often receives attention for what is happening within the young adult population, but what about senior citizens? According to a recent article in Psychology Today, one in three older adults visiting a hospital for non-surgical conditions were...

What is “Sober Curious?”

There’s a growing trend toward sobriety in our country, according to an article on CNN.com. Millennials are drinking less, wellness has become part of everyday conversations, and sobriety is being recognized in greater numbers. So what does it mean to be “sober...

Stress Management & Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a popular buzzword these days. While spotlighting tools to help us navigate the stresses of daily life are arguably a positive thing, the trendiness may also diminish the message and blind us to what mindfulness actually means. As a recent article by...

The Impact of Anger

Anger is an emotion many feel throughout their lives. But there is a difference between the types of anger we experience and the impact of those various types. Knowing the four basic types of anger is the first step in figuring out how best to manage the turmoil in...

Teen Rejection: How to Respond

Helping teens navigate rejection can be difficult. We want our children to be and feel accepted. So what can we do to help? A recent article in Psychology Today tackled this very question. On Wednesday afternoons I shuttle my son and two friends to their afternoon...

The Truth About ADHD

ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is a term frequently tossed around in conversation. While in recent years we have come to understand ADHD in new ways, there are many myths out there today on the topic. A recent article on Bustle.com tackled the topic...