November 8, 2017
by Tracey Block
More than just a contest to grow the best moustache, Movember has grown into a campaign successfully bolstering recognition of male cancers and male mental health issues. Thanks to its efforts, new websites and organizations catering to male needs continue to be established, and therapists worldwide are realizing the needs of the male psyche have long been ignored. [More]
November 5, 2017
by Tracey Block
While roughly 70 percent of the world participates in Daylight Savings Time in the spring and returns to Standard Time in the fall, these seasonal markers remain a contentious topic of discussion twice a year. Researchers have collected conflicting results on the effects of the one hour time change—some positive, some negative. And yet it remains a system plagued by chaos—causing humans physical and psychological distress. Is one hour of daylight worth all of this? [More]
October 26, 2017
by Melanie Laing
Recently, Florida police have said they are searching for a possible serial killer believed to have fatally shot three people over the last two weeks. This brings to light the problem of psychopathy. All psychopaths do not become serial murderers. Instead, serial murderers may have some or many of the traits consistent with psychopathy. Psychopaths who commit serial murder don’t value human life. However, psychopathy alone does not explain the motivations of a serial killer. [More]
September 20, 2017
by Hilda Huj
Stressors are events or circumstances that threaten our physical and/or mental well-being. While everyday stressors pose a minimal threat and, therefore, provoke only slight stress reactions that are generally easy to cope with, certain types of stressors pose a significant threat and thus provoke debilitating stress reactions that are significantly more difficult to cope with. [More]
March 23, 2017
We often hear about the children who are victims of bullies, but what if you are a parent and it is your child who is the one bullying others? Learn the common causes of what *creates* a bully. [More]
What is the one activity of childhood that is, in all likelihood, universally accepted as an effective way to withdraw from the pandemonium of daily life?
What will occupy the mind and restore serenity in less time than one can measure?
What is the diversion that has been adopted by the world of adults and has sold over 12 million units of functional escape from reality as the numbers continue to grow? [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]
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]