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by Marie Miguel

Everyone feels sad once in a while but if you feel sad for more than two weeks, you may have a condition called clinical depression. This is a very common mental health disorder that can affect anyone of any age at any time but is most common in women in their late 20s and early 30s.

by Sheila Rauch, PhD

With the deluge of information on this event, it is highly likely that your children, preteens, and teens have heard a lot about the event and may have even seen some of the highly graphic video coverage of the shooting itself and the aftermath.  The key message for parents to convey after exposu

by Debra Kissen & Michelle Lozano

There is no right way to handle trauma. Each individual moves at their own speed and has their own readiness to confront pain and suffering.

by Karen Cassiday

No parent has adequate words to explain the destruction that nature causes.  When our children ask us the big questions, such as “Why?” or “What is going to happen next?” after a flood, earthquake or hurricane has destroyed their home, community or disrupted daily life, adults can get stuck think

by Marie Miguel

Back to School Anxiety: From Kindergarten to College

by Patricia Thornton

So, you’re a failure. Fine. Get on with your life! In my work as a psychologist treating anxiety disorders, I’ve learned that often an underlying driving fear in my patients is the worry that they are failures.

by Haesue Jo, MA

Depression is a disorder that can affect everything you do in your daily life. It is not something you can quickly recover from, like a cold or stomach bug. Many people with depression think they are just feeling sad, and that it will go away with time. For some people, it does just that.

by Megan McCarthy

More than 2 million women across the country have bravely served in our Nation’s armed forces. In fact, they’re the fastest-growing group of Veterans today.

by Suma Chand, PhD.

The biggest fear of individuals with Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) is that of being found to be deficient and judged for the deficiency.

by Jeff Nalin

If you have a teenager who uses social media on a daily basis, it’s important you learn how social media can cause depression and other problems.