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Setbacks Can Make You Stronger
August 24, 2020

Friedrich Nietzsche was right when he coined the phrase, “what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger,” but perhaps an addendum can be made. Read more

 

Benefits and Risks of a New Depression Treatment
August 10, 2020

Intranasal esketamine represents a new opportunity for the mental health community to provide relief for patients who are suffering from depression with a different approach. Read more

 

The Stoic’s Guide to Happiness
August 10, 2020

This video clip discusses the importance of mindfulness and working diligently upon our internal worry processing system. Read more

 

The Benefits and Challenges of Crying
July 27, 2020

When mental pressure mounts and chance of losing control over our emotions is imminent, crying is the release valve that helps us relieve this stress. Read more

 

Mental Health Stereotypes in Media
July 8, 2020

The controversial cover that ran in Vogue Portugal this summer depicted a seriously negative stereotype of the mentally ill and an inaccurate representation of the mental health care. Read more

 

The Psychology Behind Discrimination
July 1, 2020

Racism is an outcome of a deeply rooted, psychologically maladaptive human defense mechanism that devalues anything that is different than us and only values that which is like us. Read more

 

Social Scientists Weigh in on Gossip
June 29, 2020

Gossip has long been controversial, but can also be viewed as a tool to off load mental pressure and seek validation from peers. Read more

 

The Emotions Behind Procrastination
June 29, 2020

The author of this article, Dr. Jarrett, focuses on such a pivotal finding behind the reason for procrastination. Emotional regulation, distress tolerance, navigation, and rerouting are in fact all important reasons for procrastination. Read More

 

Turning Failure into Learning Opportunities
June 29, 2020

This article explains how one can approach failure by ignoring and not learning from it, like an ostrich, or embracing the learning opportunity that it presents. That is very consistent with our saying “true character is a measure of endurance of pain rather than rejoicing victory”. Failure brings pain that is often associated with perplexing feelings of anger, blame, shame, helplessness and hopelessness and general sense of incompetency. Failure tells you to act like an ostrich and bury your head in the sand to fix your failure. Read more

 

Thinking Under Pressure
June 25, 2020

This is a great article clarifying the outcome is not a reflection of the decision-making process. Good outcomes don’t always correlate with great decision-making process. The opposite is not true either about the negative outcomes. Read more