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July 10, 2019
by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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An Old Old Story

July 10, 2019 15:48 by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW  [About the Author]

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The conundrum continues… What to do about Women? Are they electable? Are they shrews (or another word that begins with b and ends with h)? Are they capable of thinking (logically)? When will they have the time? Do they understand the difference between the Federal and State legislatures? And so on and so forth. In fact, these quandaries have been haunting some United States citizens since before the passage of the 19th amendment onAugust 18, 1920. They rage on today in 2019. What staying power! [More]

July 5, 2019
by Tina Arnoldi

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Not All Mental Health Apps Are Effective

July 5, 2019 09:09 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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Many people turn to smartphones for mental health assistance since most apps are free and can be used in the privacy of one's own home. (Whether or not the data is private is debatable). However, although new apps continue to come to market, a recent report found that only two-thirds of the apps recently studied were effective in diagnosing or managing a mental health condition. Does this mean professionals should discourage clients from using them? [More]

June 28, 2019
by Tina Arnoldi

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Mental Health Issues Increase Among Young People

June 28, 2019 08:01 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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A recent study in the American Psychological Association's Journal of Abnormal Psychology found mental health issues increasing among young Americans. The research found that while older adults have not had a significant increase in psychological distress, it has increased with young adults, with partial blame given to an increase in digital media use. [More]

June 14, 2019
by Tina Arnoldi

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Can We Address Mental Health Through Cartoons?

June 14, 2019 09:09 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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Experts say cartoons, comics, graphic novels, and other images can be helpful for those struggling from mental health issues in addition to spreading awareness when done correctly. Those who have not experienced a mental health condition in themselves or families and who have not received training find mental health is a difficult concept to understand. [More]

May 17, 2019
by Tina Arnoldi

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Treating Misophonia in a Noisy Culture

May 17, 2019 08:08 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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Misophonia, a ‘hatred of sound’ is more common than most people realize, affecting approximately 15% of adults. But where can people go where there isn’t noise? Whether visiting a local restaurant or shopping at the grocery store, there is music playing or poor acoustics so it is not easy to find quiet. [More]

April 19, 2019
by Tina Arnoldi

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Pinterest as a Tool for Social Support

April 19, 2019 08:00 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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A recent study found that one social media channel, Pinterest, an image sharing site, is a source of support for people living with chronic pain. Analyzed pins reflected supportive content, both informational and educational. Mental health and social media professionals were invited to comment on the potential positive impact of social media activity for this channel. [More]