Life provides turning points of many kinds, but the most powerful of all may be character-revealing moments.
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New approaches to overcoming PTSD, depression, and anxiety
Rosemary K.M. Sword and Philip Zimbardo Ph.D.
June is PTSD Awareness Month, so let's explore different, including very new, methods of treating this mental injury.
We’d like to think that when we see something bad happening, we would step forward to render aid. But most of us don't. Why?
While a heightened awareness of the violence that plagues our country is important, it can also leave us feeling anxious and depressed.
Sandy Hook was supposed to be our wake-up call. Scores of mass shootings later, will we follow the lead of the brilliant Stoneman Douglas High School students and say "Enough"?
A year into this presidency, the Trump Effect has expanded beyond the original definition of an increase in bullying in schools. It's now a part of our governance.
Having a plan, even a simple one, for the next year will give you goals to work toward and a way to feel better about your life.
As journalist and author Mignon McLaughlin stated, “True remorse is never just regret over consequence; it is regret over motive.”
Some simple tools can help you see the big picture of your life.
Why are so many mental health professionals willing to put their careers on the line?
What are the forces in our lives that make us shy away from offering help, standing up for ourselves or others, and acting wisely on our heartfelt values?
Is parenting overwhelming? Stuck in a negative rut? A few reminders and some good advice can help.
Are millions of people across our nation suffering from free-floating anxiety?
This is not a drill: As right-wing totalitarian governments try to take over the world, it's up to us to do something. Let's grab our capes.
Like the boost that bullying and racial and religious discrimination have experienced since Donald Trump announced his candidacy, so have sexual harassment and assault.
Since the 2016 presidential campaign, increased bullying incidences in our schools have spread to include violent acts across our nation spurred by the rhetoric of one man.
Concern over Donald Trump's mental health has 26,000 mental health professionals stating that he is unfit to serve as president of the United States. We agree and here's why.
If you are feeling anxious, depressed, or need a boost in these trying times, read on for tips on how to stay hopeful.
Now is the perfect time to reflect, let go, and move forward. Let's set ourselves up for a good new year.
In cities and towns across this great nation, people will gather on December 14. Candles will be lit. Bells will chime. People will weep. They will come together to remember...
We are living in trying times, largely due to the unprecedented, most contentious presidential election in our nation's history. What can we do to move on? How can we help?
How we “handle”, or better yet, help a significant other overcome negative experiences and behaviors can pave the way for more positive present and future sexual encounters.
In the last few months our nation has witnessed a surge in violent acts of intolerance. Are we suffering from secondary PTSD?
Last year, self-help/mental health apps were approved by the psychological and psychiatric communities as feasible supplements to clinical therapy and medications.
We are all responsible for our actions – and our reactions. But equally important are our inactions, the action we chose not to take...
During the Stanford Prison Experiment I unwittingly became my own research "subject.” But the SPE drove me to extensively pursue the question: Why do good people do evil things?
We’d all like to think that when we see something bad happening—a person injured in an accident or someone being assaulted— we would step forward to render aid.
Much more than a pump, our heart has a brain with left and right hemispheric nodes that conduct the cellular symphony that is the very essence of our being.
Over the past several months, we’ve heard the word “narcissist” repeatedly used by newscasters and pundits to describe Donald Trump. But what exactly is a narcissist?
At this juncture in time, it behooves us to learn from the Native American principle: Our decisions today should be based on how they will affect the next seven generations.
A steady increase in reported incidences of bullying indicate this epidemic is on the fast track as bully behavior permeates our society. Let's open our eyes and put a stop to it.
Rosemary K.M. Sword and Philip Zimbardo are authors, along with Richard M. Sword, of The Time Cure: Overcoming PTSD with the New Psychology of Time Perspective Therapy.