Posts in the ‘Life Skills’ Category

Mental Health Providers Are Not Immune to Mental Health Issues

Any time that I hear that someone has committed suicide it is very upsetting to me, but when I heard that the head of mental health services at the University of Pennsylvania died by suicide, I felt very sad.  The reason I feel so strongly about this is because if someone who is trained how

Common Worrisome Thoughts People Have While Trying To Fall Asleep

So many people tell me that they have difficulty sleeping.  Whether it’s difficulty trying to fall asleep or waking up in the middle of the night and not being able to fall back asleep, both can make you lose hours of much-needed sleep every night. The article below lists some common thoughts people report having

Secrets to Parenting Successful Children

As a parent of two small children, and even with my education and training, I can say that parenting is a difficult job.  Typically people tend to parent the ways in which they were parented but it is important to think about your parenting style and its effectiveness, even how it relates to each child

Mental Health and Major League Baseball

No one is immune to mental illness, including professional athletes. Based off results from my dissertation research and what I see in my private practice, it appears as though there is a definite lack of support for athletes who struggle with mental health issues. Even though the NFL recently announced that they are requiring each

Tiger Woods on Winning the 2019 Masters

“How did he do it?” is the question that everybody is asking in regard to Tiger Woods winning the 2019 Masters.  The reason why everyone is asking that question is because Tiger has had so many setbacks in the last several years. Several setbacks including a number of surgeries and losses in major tournaments that

9 Practical Tips from A Therapist That You Can Use Everyday

It is very common for someone who has been working with a therapist to get nervous when ending their treatment with a therapist whatever the reason may be that the therapy is ending.  The author of this article compiled a list of 9 tips from his work with his therapist that he uses every day

5 Tips To Help Your Child Manage Their Back To School Mental Health Concerns

Going back to school can be an exciting time for some students and parents although it can also be a time that some students and parents do not look forward to because going back to school can be a trigger for an increase in mental health symptoms specifically anxiety and/or depression.  There are some things

6 Ways to Love Someone with Mental Illness

When someone you love suffers from mental illness, it is not only difficult for them, but it can also be difficult for the people who around them. You may not always understand what they are doing through and how they are feeling and your relationship with them may have changed. The good news is that

The Molecular Scars of Trauma

Many people would assume that if there been a previous generation in your family who has endured a serious trauma that the ramifications of the trauma end when their family member passes, but new research is suggesting otherwise.  This article suggests that the descendants of trauma survivors have a biological memory of the hardship their

9 Easy Steps On How To Destroy Your Child’s Athletic Career

It can be very difficult to be the parent of a youth athlete and you may now always know that right things to say or do.  Although most of what parents say and do to their child athlete may have good intentions, it can have the opposite affect on your child. Below is an article

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