The COVID crisis throws into relief what happens when grief has—quite literally—nowhere to go. The evidence suggests that most people summon strengths that surpass their own expectations.
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Kristen Fuller, M.D.
As our country begins to open up, and people learn to adapt to new regulations, we are beginning to see a new silent pandemic, a mental health crisis.
Memory is a complicated “blank hard drive” driven by genetics, life experiences, learned processes, and environmental factors such as diet, medication, sleep, and lifestyle choices.
It is uncomfortable to have open conversations about this topic, but we have to make ourselves uncomfortable. We must educate each other on the warning signs of suicide.
Toxic relationships come in all shapes and sizes and are damaging to your mental health.
Many of us take pride in how we make a living, and our career becomes a part of who we are. When our job is stripped away, our identity is robbed.
“Happiness is like a butterfly, which, if you chase after it, will elude you. If, however, you sit quietly and wait, it will come and light upon your shoulder."
"Kindness is doing ordinary things with extraordinary love."
If your spouse or parents are abusive, "stay at home" orders have a grave impact. Not everyone's home is safe.
Not everyone is infected, but everyone is affected. Our world is hurting, but we still have hope. Our mental health has never been more critical than it is now.
COVID-19 has spread to more than 70 countries, killed more than 3,000 individuals, and has sickened tens of thousands.
As a parent, watching your child engage in self-harm behavior can be one of the most gut-wrenching and frustrating experiences. Here's how parents can help their adolescents.
Our community needs to work together to practice kindness and to “reach in.” Even the simplest acts of kindness may save a life.
From Aspen and Jackson Hole to Mammoth and Park City, suicide rates seem to be much higher in ski towns compared to bigger cities and the lack of mental health care is alarming.
Substance abuse should be viewed as a disorder rather than a criminal sentence.
After a divorce, children's psychological needs greatly increase, as they live in the middle of an emotional (and perhaps economic) roller coaster filled with guilt and confusion. These tips can help.
You may have signed your name on the dotted line of your divorce papers, but the emotional and mental impact of divorce often takes time to process. How much time?
Ultimately it is up to you to decide how you are going to spend the holiday season.
The inability to differentiate between sadness and depression can lead us to neglect a severe psychological condition and overreact to a normal emotional state.
Dating has become a sport. Play it by the right rules.
Friends are an important aspect of our lives. They celebrate with us in moments of happiness and stick around to wipe away our tears in moments of despair.
“Dogs are wise. They crawl away into a quiet corner and lick their wounds and do not rejoin the world until they are whole once more.”
According to the APA, “the overwhelming majority of people with mental illness are not violent and far more likely to be victims of violent crime than perpetrators of violence.”
We often can cause self-harm by the individuals we choose to surround ourselves with. Maybe we constantly jump from one abusive relationship to the next or choose unkind friends.
Depression does not just affect your mood; it also affects your mind and body.
Alcohol-induced amnesia, more commonly referred to as “blacking out” occurs when an individual indulges in too much alcohol.
"The more social media we have, the more we think we're connecting, yet we are really disconnecting from each other".
If self-help books work for relationships, finances, career prospects and the power of attraction, why can’t self-help replace addiction treatment?
If you are in a soul-sucking job, a toxic relationship or living in a mediocre environment; you have the power to change all of that.
Negative Nancies, bullies, and difficult people can suck the life out of you.
Roughly 23.5 million Americans are addicted to drugs or alcohol, while another 22 million are in recovery. Substance use may even happen on the job.
Kristen Fuller, M.D., is a physician and a clinical mental health writer for Center For Discovery.