There are many temptations to organize our life around the experience of earlier trauma. But that may short-change the future—which starts by our envisioning something better.
Verified by Psychology Today
Insights from community psychology
Vernita Perkins, PhD and Leonard A. Jason, PhD
Are you experiencing gaslighting related to a long-term illness? Here are some options for support.
Experiencing or exhibiting “sorry” gaslighting? Here are some things you should know.
Struggling with originality? Be creative and try something new.
Experiencing challenges finding romance? Consider these five questions.
Concerned about the stigma of COVID-19? Be aware of these scientific missteps.
Dreading or excited about holiday travel? Several points and tips to enhance your psychological well-being.
Your willingness, or unwillingness, to consider how the words you use impact others is the first step in identifying systemic psychological harms.
Getting stressed about the holiday season? Start planning ahead for your mental well-being.
Frustrated with the stress of contacting customer service? Consider a few suggestions to support mental wellbeing.
Trying to determine what to do with the rest of your summer? These suggestions can bring a new spark to your mental wellness.
What is the Social Service/Mental Health Corps?
Are you feeling mentally exhausted? Consider the power of a thoughtful Yes.
Small acts could change the world.
It’s the time for annual resolutions and annual failures. Make a transformation that will change your life forever.
Is the divide in the U.S. worrying you? Here’s four things that you can do to help.
Can we rebuild American democracy? Reasons for optimism in a divided country.
A startling connection between mental health and the US Election.
COVID-19 may not be just a short-term illness. Here's how individuals with long-term illness outcomes can be supported.
Are you frustrated, wondering what to do about the tragedies you see around you these days? Consider thinking differently and making many small changes.
Is the increasing uncertainty causing more exhaustion and stress? Some suggestions for seeing others differently.
Examining community mental health before, during, and after the pandemic.
Leonard A. Jason, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychology at DePaul University and the Director of the Center for Community Research. Vernita Perkins, Ph.D., is an Industrial Organizational Psychologist and Founder and Chief Scientist of Omnigi Research.