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Mental Health Checklist: How Am I Doing Amidst COVID-19?

As a Licensed Psychologist working in New York City, I have worked with many clients in different places of work and life. I have the ability to see how many people are coping given the coronavirus pandemic. Among my clients I have noticed trends in their lifestyles, how they have been impacted, and exactly which parameters may account for those...[ read more ]

Social Distancing Doesn’t Have to Keep You Socially Distant

Social distancing, limiting our physical interactions with others, is one of the most important ways we can keep ourselves and others safe during the pandemic. Most of us find the inability to hang out with friends and family a hardship. That’s natural. People are by nature “pack animals” who are wired to interact with others.  I read recently that the...[ read more ]

Remembering Amy Bleuel in the Mental Health Community

Three years ago, on March 24, 2017, the mental health community lost a wonderful advocate and inspiring individual who created and started Project Semicolon. The project connected people in the mental health community where the organization encouraged others to remember that you have the power to continue your story, even when you think it is over, just like in a...[ read more ]

If I Knew Then What I Know Now 

People often imagine that they would have done things differently if only they had known better. I would have bought Apple when it first came out. I would have majored in business, not art history. I would not have done what she wanted. I would have, I would have, I would have… It’s so easy to dwell on missed opportunities....[ read more ]

Podcast: Coronavirus – How to Keep it Together

  How are you handling the coronavirus pandemic? Most people are struggling right now, but for those of us with mental illness, these days can feel truly overwhelming. Fear, depression, isolation and loss of routine are just a few of the difficulties many of us are facing. In today’s podcast, Gabe and Jackie discuss what we can do right now...[ read more ]

5 Ways to Help Your Child Who Self-Injures

Hidden pain is difficult for anyone to manage without help, especially for those who are young. Nothing in ordinary life naturally prepares us for pain that cannot be expressed. Additionally, the outward world — what your child, teen, or young adult observes — often offers a distortion of what is really going on in the lives of others. Television and...[ read more ]

Healing the Wounds of Betrayal 

Infidelity, deception, broken promises. Being human means having to face the pain of betrayal at some point during our lives. As I explore in my book Love & Betrayal, the important question is how do we deal with it? How can we face this most difficult aspect of the human condition without succumbing to cynicism or despair? Whether a betrayal...[ read more ]

5 Ways to Restore Your Sense of Emotional Safety During the Coronavirus Crisis

As the spread of the coronavirus threatens our physical health, it is also becoming a real threat to our mental health. As Americans, it is not our norm to see our grocery store shelves empty and to be quarantined and unable to gather in large groups.  When we experience real or perceived threat, our bodies react accordingly and our survival...[ read more ]

Psychology Around the Net: March 21, 2020

This week’s Psychology Around the Net updates you on the 2020 World Happiness Result, new research on how mindfulness skills and anxiety symptoms intertwine, how the interior of your home (or any room, really) impacts you psychologically, and more. (NOTE: You’ve probably noticed there’s hasn’t been a major presence of coronavirus-related topics in Psychology Around the Net. That’s because our...[ read more ]

The Memory of Trauma in the Body

Keith hadn’t thought about his father in many years. Though he had some good times with his dad, one of his most vivid memories was not so good. He was 10 years old and his father was determined to teach him how to dive. He remembers feeling pressured to get on the diving board and just do it. He remembers...[ read more ]



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