Screen Time + Teens

I read a very interesting, but not surprising, article about teen mental illness diagnoses and the connection to screen time. Jean Twenge, Professor of Psychology at San Diego State University, writes “It’s not too early to think about limiting screen time; let’s hope it’s not too late.”

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Maria Popova’s Article on Anxiety

Maria Popova writes about a pastor, James Gordon Gilkey, who studies a man’s Worry Wheel, and determines the following: On studying his chronic fears this man found they fell into five fairly distinct classifications: Worries about disasters which, as later events proved, never happened. About 40% of my anxieties. Worries about decisions I had made…

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Helpful Mental Health Podcasts

One podcast I find helpful and funny is the podcast “The Mental Illness Happy Hour” by Paul Gilmartin. He has hundreds of interviews with comedians, actors, famous and everyday listeners of his podcast where he explores the most difficult subjects of mental illness in a personal way. Another newer podcast I found interesting and insightful…

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Love is…by Louis de Bernieres

Love is a temporary madness; it erupts like volcanoes and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is…

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Free Staying-in-touch” online event from UPMC about “How to Handle Stress” on Tuesday, April 14th at noon!

Everyone handles stress differently, and some methods of handling stress are more effective than others. Dr. Eva Szigethy, Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine and Director of Behavioral Health in the Chief Medical and Scientific Office at UPMC, talks about social distancing and how it can impact your stress level. She will also walk through a…

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Panic Attacks and Anxiety

Here is a picture of “the geography of a panic attack,” by Uneasy Toast. Seeing many clients who suffer with anxiety, I hear about panic attacks…and everyone’s experience is different! It can be so scary the first time this happens, so to know others experience panic attacks can be a comfort in itself. To learn…

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