Theravive Home

Therapy News And Blogging

May 14, 2018
by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

bigstock hanging noose 33573509

A New Memorial For Lynching Victims Raises Awareness

May 14, 2018 12:52 by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW  [About the Author]

bigstock hanging noose 33573509
April 26, 2018, saw the actualization of a project that was started in 2010. This project is a national memorial for the countless victims of lynchings. A goal of the Memorial is the acknowledgment of this part the Nation’s history. It is understood, in psychological terms, that that which is not addressed cannot be healed. [More]

February 13, 2018
by Tracey Block

bigstock 174217279

Protecting prison inmate mental health is a priority in Canada

February 13, 2018 22:42 by Tracey Block  [About the Author]

bigstock 174217279
Solitary confinement and mental wellness do not mix. In a groundbreaking move last month, Canada's Supreme Court ruled against the use of solitary confinement. And some states in the U.S. are also examining the negative effects to prisoners' mental health as a result of the practice and are making efforts to reduce inmates' increased levels of anxiety, depression and suicidal behaviors by reducing such isolation. [More]

October 27, 2017
by Tracey Block

nuclear war

Fear of Nuclear War, 2017

October 27, 2017 07:30 by Tracey Block  [About the Author]

nuclear war
Unlike television news during the Cold War years, social media never “goes off the air”. How do children and youth escape the anxiety that results from the latest threats and jibes between leaders of opposing nations—fear that is amplified by social media? [More]

February 1, 2017
by Henry M. Pittman, MA

bigstock racial ethnic social issue 117704696

Black or White Thinking

February 1, 2017 12:30 by Henry M. Pittman, MA  [About the Author]

bigstock racial ethnic social issue 117704696
Defense Mechanisms are not bad or good, they just are. They are behaviors that inform us on how we naturally cope with uncomfortable thoughts, emotions, and stressors. If a persons thought pattern is irrational, then their behavior will follow as irrational as well. A way to better cope with stressors is to look at the good and the bad, the usefulness or uselessness of something. [More]

September 11, 2016
by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

edited patriotism

Does Patriotism Equal Racism?

September 11, 2016 20:02 by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW  [About the Author]

edited patriotism
The questioning of the suitability of The Star-Spangled Banner as the National Anthem is nothing new in American history. Colin Kaepernick, a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, has refused to stand in honor of the flag that he believes is a symbol subjugation. His actions have reignited lingering questions regarding racism and patriotism. [More]