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February 19, 2021
by Tina Arnoldi

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“It Gets Better”: More Than a Slogan

February 19, 2021 08:04 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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The "It Gets Better" project aims to reduce suicide among LGBT adolescents by offering narratives by mainly adult LGBT persons. A recent, but very small study, found both positive and negative aspects of these campaigns. Messages were helpful for promoting hope, but there was a perceived lack of diversity on sexual identities, and some shallowness around suicidal ideation. I invited experts to comment on whether these types of campaigns can make a difference. [More]

April 14, 2015
by Dr. Dawn Crosson,Psy.D


Vicarious Trauma, the Media, and Police Brutality: When is enough, enough?

April 14, 2015 10:43 by Dr. Dawn Crosson,Psy.D  [About the Author]

Sasha enters the waiting room of her psychologist trembling. Her heart is racing as she struggles to breathe. She has heart palpitations and the room is spinning. She feels as if she is about to die. The psychologist rushes out to console and comfort her. Sasha is having a panic attack. Why? Prior to her therapy appointment, she watched countless hours of a local news network covering the recent events centering police brutality. Sasha has a similar story. She was assaulted by police several years prior. As a result, she developed Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. [More]

October 31, 2014
by Marti Wormuth, MA

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Why Mental Health Continues to Come up in the News

October 31, 2014 04:55 by Marti Wormuth, MA  [About the Author]

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One thing that seems to be coming up in the news a lot is mental health. Whether it's a new mental health discovery, or it's something that has occurred that causes us to talk about the mental health care system in our country, there are a lot of questions out there about the mental health system and what can and/or should be done about it. But why does this keep happening? [More]

September 1, 2013
by Cindy Marie Hosszu

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I Want To Be Alone

September 1, 2013 09:00 by Cindy Marie Hosszu  [About the Author]

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Social Creatures We humans are social animals. Our minds and bodies are wired to socialize for good reason. As a species, we use our socialization to solve problems, find safety, and survive. Every now and then, of course, we need a break from the social pack, and to retreat to a more quiet state of solitude, but what happens when that solitude becomes isolation? Sometimes we feel alone, even ... [More]

July 1, 2013
by Ashley Marie

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Therapy: A Connection with the Interconnected

July 1, 2013 14:13 by Ashley Marie  [About the Author]

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There is a lot of hype about social media, and I understand its advantages. I have a network of friends across the globe that I can tap into within seconds. I can Skype my sister in California, Facebook my friend in New York, Tweet to my former classmate in London, and comment on my boyfriend’s Instagram photo taken in Winnipeg – all with very little effort. The Dawn of Social Media ... [More]

September 13, 2011
by Arthur Hunter

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Teaching Your Children the Responsibilities of Social Networking

September 13, 2011 15:25 by Arthur Hunter  [About the Author]

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By Tanya Glover Contributor In today’s world our children have things that we never dreamed of having as children! The internet is wonderful in and of itself but social networking has been a main focus of the web since MySpace was created. It was all downhill from there as other companies decided to jump on the social networking bandwagon. Now the two largest social netwo... [More]