Category: Mental Health

Suicide Prevention: Risks, Warnings, and Protective Factors

September 26, 2023
September is Suicide Prevention Month, so let’s take this time to pay special attention and foster awareness of this serious social issue. The American Psychiatric Association and the Suicide Prevention...

Trauma-Informed Care and Why It Matters

July 5, 2023
How we’re falling short in treating trauma victims and what we can do to fix it.

Understanding Intrusive Thoughts

April 30, 2023
by Melissa Sheppard This is an abridged version published by Psychology Today on Feb. 26th, 2020 by Melissa Sheppard, MD. Read the full text of the article by clicking on...

SAD Seasonal Affective Disorder: What You Should Know

January 5, 2023
This is an abridged version of the article published by Johns Hopkins Medicine. Read the full text of the article by clicking on the link. The bright lights of the holiday season...

Eating Well for Mental Health

December 13, 2022
This is an abridged version of the article originally published at To see the full article, follow the link.(source) To boost your mental health, focus on eating plenty of...

Is an Infrared Sauna Better Than a Traditional Sauna?

November 28, 2022
A good sweat session is often associated with intense exercise like running, cycling, or strength training, but you can also warm things up while relaxing and rejuvenating in an infrared...

Behavioral Science: 5 Reasons That Psychology Matters

October 20, 2022
When it comes to psychology education, a lot has changed since 1994. Having been immersed in the field of behavioral science since that time, I've come to see an increasing need...

Depression Might Be Trying to Tell Us Something

August 9, 2022
Are we ready to listen? Posted August 8, 2022 | By: Justin Garson Ph.D. KEY POINTS ON DEPRESSION Until recently, a central tenet of biomedical psychiatry was that depression is caused by low serotonin levels. A recent...

The Best Way to Control Unwanted Thoughts

July 20, 2022
Thought preemption is a proactive—not reactive—way to control unwanted thoughts. Posted July 20, 2022 | By: Christopher Bergland KEY POINTS Reactive cognitive control often makes unwanted thoughts peskier and keeps them top...

Why You Can’t Force Therapy on Teens

May 31, 2022
You can’t make them talk about what you want them to talk about. Posted May 27, 2022 |  By: Denise Winn KEY POINTS In one sense, attending counselling is a bit like...