December 23, 2016
by Hilda Huj
It is the holiday season, the most wonderful time of the year. Or, is it? For most people, being an immigrant means that they are far away from their family and friends abroad. During the holiday season, when family and friendship values are the highlights of the celebration, it is hard not to feel sad and lonely. [More]
November 19, 2016
by Agnes Oh, PsyD, LMFT
Feeling blue from all the post-election drama?
You are not alone.
Presidential elections have always known to cause some anxiety and stress but the effects of this past election appear to be much more profound and pervasive. [More]
August 30, 2016
by Hilda Huj
Bullying has been a social problem since the beginning of civilized men. Therefore, it is no surprise that there are many different definitions of bullying. However, generally speaking, we can define bullying as repeated intimidation, over time, of a physical, verbal, and psychological nature of a less powerful person by a more powerful person or group of people [More]
Homelessness is a chronic issue plaguing our society at large. Since the 2008 recession, the problem is not getting better but only worse. [More]
In 1938 Abel Meerpol, who was white and Jewish, wrote a poem entitled “Strange Fruit”. He added music in 1939. When Billie Holiday sang it at Cafe Society in Greenwich Village, which was the first integrated club in New York, it became a passionate and disturbing anthem for the Civil Rights movement.
The “Strange Fruit” referred to the lynchings of black men in the South. [More]
The United Nations has declared Monday, June 13 to be International Albinism Day. Some may know what that is. Few know why that is. [More]
There are many types of abuse and all are difficult to endure. Physical, sexual, emotional, financial and verbal cruelties are among the various forms of mistreatment that our society faces daily. Another type of brutality that is widespread and difficult to address is domestic abuse. Domestic violence has been a concern in our society for decades. [More]
Being a parent encounters great responsibility. The responsibility is not only great because you are caring for an infant or child that cannot tend to itself or protect itself. Responsibility is so great because the parent is responsible for the total development of the child. In order to be able to give a child the best they can have to develop into a responsible psychology healthy well-being, the parent has to be responsible for themselves as well. When parenting [More]
The recent political debates have shown a less than desirable side of the candidates. Name calling, berating comments and even attacking the other candidate’s wife has become a part of the political arena. It appears [More]
February 28, 2016
by Henry M. Pittman, MA
Drug abuse has haunted society for years. From dealing with alcohol to cocaine, from marijuana to LSD, the war on drugs continues. A drug that is becoming more and more popular is methamphetamine. [More]