Mental Health

Mind Over Matter

Jackson When a psychologist needs a little inspiration, he or she might turn to the wise words of an old master, seeking in some eternal axiom the courage to move forward in the face of uncertainty. Many likely turn to Sigmund Freud, others to William James, a few possibly to More

Will Trauma Hit Home for the Holidays?

Remember Elvis Presley’s mournful musical prediction that he was in for a blue Christmas? The narrow cultural reference aside, are Americans heading into an especially blue holiday season?Consider this triple-whammy of stressors and their potential cumulative impact: The so-called “holiday blues” that are attributed to loneliness, unrealistic expectations, disruptions in More

A Message of Caution

The issue of appropriate – and especially less appropriate- crisis intervention is receiving all kinds of serious attention and concern right now, and it is important that it should. We must keep a focus on the critical importance of meeting people’s needs as they define them in ways we can More