People in mental health expected the worst from the pandemic. Jobs have been lost, people have isolated without significant human contact for over a ye…
For better or worse, I write most of my posts from the point of view of my own experience. While I carefully cite peer reviewed research to make my poi…
Two reports from the UK are painting very different pictures of the mental health impact of Covid-19 and unemployment. One, as reported in The Atlantic…
When the shutdown first began and everyone was forced online we had Zoom happy hours and Zoom reunions and Zoom drop-ins with people we hadn’t seen in …
I’ve become increasingly troubled by proponents of mindfulness. From companies touting meditation as a means to help workers deal with unpleasant work …
In measuring whether or not the occurrence of bipolar episodes increases with age, the age the disorder first appears is more important than the effect…
It all starts with Santa Claus. Like most kids, I declared a belief in him longer than I actually did believe in him for fear of not getting as many, o…
I used to write a blog for Psych Central. Often I wrote about living well with mental illness and detailed how one can use meditation, movement and mea…
The lasting legacy of 2020 and 2021 may be the loss of confidence in individual human potential. As many take sides in countless debates, finding refug…
Many of us are vaccinated but still unsure of what constitutes safe or risky behavior. Others worry about effects of the vaccine and doubt they’ll even…
Now that many of us have been exposed to seeing doctors and therapists on Zoom, we have to decide if this technology driven delivery of mental healthca…
45% of all older people who commit suicide visit their primary care physician within one month of their death. While the suicide rate increases with ag…