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September is suicide prevention month. That doesn’t just mean check on your friends. Although that is important. It means: promote universal healthcare. Because most people cannot afford mental health. it means understanding that suicide is the third most likely cause of death, for ages 15 to 45, universally. it means understanding that the pandemic has…

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What is social anxiety disorder?

My patient is sobbing in the office, stating she could not order her meal in a restaurant, and felt tongue-tied. She was on a date, which also took immense courage. Social anxiety disorder (also called social phobia) is a mental health condition. It is an intense, persistent fear of being watched and judged by others.…

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Mental health and Corona

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly one in five of U.S. adults (47 million) reported having a mental illness in the past year, and over 11 million had a serious mental illness, which frequently results in functional impairment and limits life activities. Please remember that these are only the reported numbers, because many people do…

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On the Psychology of Superheroes

Mr. Boseman embodied the idea that anyone can be a superhero, if they choose. He played King T’Challa, a superhero and leader of Wakanda, in the film Black Panther – which was praised as a cultural milestone for having a primarily black cast and portraying women as more than equal warriors, rulers, leaders, and scientists.…

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Parenting Tips for Homeschooling

As homeschooling seems to stretch endlessly for many families, certainly school districts try to provide guidance and curriculum. These are some tips offered by my offices to ease the course. And even make it enjoyable. Establish structure The success of homeschooling depends on your willingness to commit to a structure and a schedule and your…

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On pandemic and homeschooling

Several of my local school systems as well as private schools in my work in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC have made it known that they are going to have a very limited schedule or no in vivo teaching this fall. I work with many parents and educators. It’s been an incredibly difficult process, since…

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Mental Health and John Lewis

In 2014, APA President Dr. Nadine Kaslow, presented Rep. John Lewis with a presidential citation honoring the congressman as a truly effective champion of the application of psychology to promote human rights, health, well-being and dignity. He epitomized the American Psychological Association’s values to strive for social justice, diversity and inclusion, from his early days…

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