Mental Health

March 22, 2018

Assessing the Professional Identity of School Counselors

Assessing the Professional Identity of School Counselors In the wake of the Parkland, Fl., school shooting last month, a debate has been raging—among other things—about whether […]
February 12, 2018

Mental Health Professionals and Client Suicide Risk Assessment

In a study published last year, researchers reported that about “20 percent of suicide decedents have had contact with a mental health professional within one month […]
January 22, 2018

Is There a Mental Health Crisis on Current College Campuses? A Look into New Trends

Over the decades, the population of young adults who enter college has been growing steadily. At the same time, the number of college-age students who report […]
November 17, 2017

Combating ‘Compassion Fatigue’ in Mental Health Professionals

Although they may seem strikingly similar, there are subtle but real differences between such things as “burnout”, “compassion fatigue” and “vicarious trauma” Whatever label it has, […]
November 6, 2017

Meditation: ‘Accessing Your Inner Sanctuary’

What do you think of when you hear the word “meditation”? Some might imagine a person sitting cross-legged—perhaps in a simple room, monastery, or in front […]
November 5, 2017

Fostering Positive Mental Health (PMH) for Therapists in the Workplace

Adults spend a majority of their waking lives at work, and if you find yourself in a negative work environment, you will more than likely have […]
April 11, 2017

Defining Wellbeing and Explaining How We Can Achieve It

Many of us want to obtain wellbeing. But how? What exactly is wellbeing? And why does overall wellbeing seem so elusive? Wellbeing, as it turns out, […]
April 3, 2017

Conspiracy Theories: What Psychology Has to Say

Over the past year, there has been a lot of discussion about conspiracy theories in the mainstream media and elsewhere. The concept of “truth” in a […]
March 27, 2017

More alike than Different? The Commonalities of Gender

Over the decades, a confusing litany of research and information has emerged regarding gender. Central questions have been posed: “How similar are man and women?” “What […]
August 16, 2016

The Intersection of Trauma, Spirituality, and Mental Health

Spiritual practices—activities such as prayer, meditation—and their influence on a healthy mental life have been investigated by researchers for several decades, but, according to a study […]
July 7, 2016

Mental Health Disorders: Stigma and Social Construction

For a long time, a social stigma persisted about a person’s mental health. Those who suffered from then-undiagnosed disorders such as depression, autism, ADHA, and bipolar […]
May 18, 2015

The ‘Mad Genius’ Hypothesis: Probing into the Mental Health of Creatives

A long-standing idea persists: that in order to be exceptionally gifted in the arts, one must possess one or more mental health issues. This idea has […]