Essential Reads

Why Are So Few Programs for Survivors of War Scaled Up?

A shift in how we do research can help make findings more relevant to real-world practice.

What Exactly Is Mindfulness? It’s NOT What You Think.

Mindfulness is so much more than meditation. The real meditation is your life.

Post-Traumatic Growth and Post-Traumatic Stress Can Coexist

By Christopher Bergland on January 14, 2018 in The Athlete's Way
We commonly associate PTSD with natural disasters. Surprisingly, a new study reports that personal growth can coexist with post-traumatic stress in the years following.
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Facing Death Together at the Bedside

Sitting vigil with a dying loved one.

More Posts on Stress

7 Stress Management Tips for Smart People

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on January 19, 2018 in How To Do Life
Tactics for preventing and coping with stress.

Parkinson's Takes its Toll on Family Caregivers

Balancing caregiving with other responsibilities is challenging for many.

Three Non-Obvious Ways of Boosting Your Mood and Energy

By Alice Boyes Ph.D. on January 18, 2018 in In Practice
Happiness strategies for real life.

How Can I Retire If I Was Never Tired in the First Place?

By Loren A. Olson M.D. on January 16, 2018 in Finally Out
A "third age" exists between the end of work and before fragility and dependency set in, and people follow diverse pathways of work and leisure in their retirements.

The Seeds of Perfection

The similarities between seedless watermelon and our quest for perfection online.

3 Tips to Reduce Stress for Better Brain Health

Learn 3 simple strategies to feel less stressed and maximize memory

How Free-Market Capitalism is Feeding Economic Inequality

By Ray Williams on January 15, 2018 in Wired for Success
While there have been many benefits from capitalism, increasingly, it has mostly benefited large corporations and wealthy individuals and it is feeding income inequality.

Want More Intense Orgasms? Try This Simple, Subtle Exercise

By Michael Castleman M.A. on January 15, 2018 in All About Sex
For more intense, more pleasurable orgasms—guaranteed!—try quick, easy, private Kegel exercises.
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Go Where It’s Green: A New Year’s Resolution You Can Keep

Why not make a New Year's resolution you can keep? Get outside and enjoy green spaces to improve your health year-round.

Are You Tougher Than You Think?

Unfortunately, life can sometimes take a turn for the worse. How confident are you to navigate your way through these kinds of challenges?

Closure Is Overrated

"You need closure." Heard that before? Here's why getting closure is unrealistic in some circumstances.
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Does Your Hearing Loss Ever Make You Want to Scream?

By Shari Eberts on January 09, 2018 in Life With Hearing Loss
Does your hearing loss ever make you so frustrated you could just scream? Try these tips to help you survive these inevitable bouts of vexation.

Let's Wait Until After the Holidays

By Michele Weiner-Davis MSW on January 06, 2018 in Divorce Busting
Rather than ruin the holidays for everyone, did you put off divorce until after New Year's? Before calling your attorney, read about a holiday gift that keeps on giving.

The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump

Should mental health professionals get involved with diagnosing the president?

Has Mindfulness Become the New Kale?

Is mindfulness just a fad? Research shows that we need it and it works.

Do Therapy Dogs Suffer from Stress When They Are Working?

Worries that therapy dogs get stressed during treatment and intervention sessions appear to be unfounded.

Hypnosis for Infertility

By Helen Adrienne L.C.S.W. on January 03, 2018 in On Fertile Ground
Hypnotic treatment for infertility can be a powerful part of the miracle because it occurs in the place where your mind and body meet. Read 12 facts to debunk myths about hypnosis.

Building Resilient Communities in Times of Adversity

We live in a time of political chaos, terrorism, civil unrest, and economic unpredictability. We must build resilient communities if we are to survive and thrive. Here's how.

Finding Success in Your Second Semester

By Deborah J. Cohan, Ph.D. on January 02, 2018 in Social Lights
10 tips for college students and their parents.

Stress Less in One Minute or Less

By Ruth C. White Ph.D. on January 01, 2018 in Culture in Mind
It's the time for New Year's resolutions and lots of people are joining the #newyearnewme bandwagon. So why not make less stress your new habit for 201?
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Finding Hope In The New Year

By Allison Carmen on December 31, 2017 in The Gift of Maybe
Feeling hopeful helps you develop a more open mind, which can help you access more possibilities, making it more likely you will find a resolution to your problems in the New Year.

The Impact of Compassion-Focused Self-Help on Well-Being

By Grant Hilary Brenner M.D. on December 29, 2017 in ExperiMentations
Research on using guided self-help to deliver Compassion-Focused Therapy shows it is effective and useful as a home-based, structured approach.

Stop Making Resolutions that Leave You Disappointed

Tired of beating yourself up for falling short of your goals? In 2108, make a resolution to be firm but loving parent to yourself.

6 Ways to Beat Stress

Relieve stress, even when you're already feeling totally stressed out.
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What to Say in a Sympathy Note

Do you stress over finding the right words to say?
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Four Reasons Why Potential Patients Do Not Seek Treatment

By Michael S. Scheeringa M.D. on December 27, 2017 in Stress Relief
It is common to blame individuals for not seeking professional help, but it is likely not their fault. Mental health providers are more to blame for being poor at marketing.

5 Brain-Savvy Resolutions for the New Year

By Laurel Mellin Ph.D. on December 26, 2017 in Rewired
New Year's resolutions that work—5 Brain-Savvy Strategies

Winner of Survivor Sparks Conversation about PTSD

PTSD doesn’t only affect the soldier, but also has profound effects on the victim’s family. Treatment often focuses on three main behaviors.