Category: Let's Talk About It

December 7, 2017 - Dispelling the Myth of Violence and Mental Illness - John Grohol, Psy.D. Founder of PsychCentral Health Network

Historically, society (this means you!) has perceived people with mental disorders as being more violent and dangerous than normal folks. Dr. Grohol shares the facts.
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December  14, 2017 - Teen Challenge: Stress, Anger Management & Mindfulness - Dalia Pesqueira, LMFT Program Supervisor Youth & Young Adult Services

Youth and Young Adults face an emerging world of cellphones, social media, academics, relationships, and parents, all while experiencing the biological changes and challenges of adolescence. Debilitating stress or anger, internalized or externalized can result. Mindfulness techniques, framed towards youth, can help.
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December 21, 2017 - Identifying and Treating Eating Disorders  - Aalamgeer Ibrahim, MD Psychiatrist

When you become so preoccupied with food and weight issues that you find it harder and harder to focus on other aspects of your life, it may be an early sign of an eating disorder. Studies suggest that 1 in 20 people will be affected at some point in their lives. Ultimately without treatment, eating disorders can take over a person’s life and lead to serious, potentially life threatening conditions.
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December 28, 2017 - Unwrapping Joy for the Holidays - Peter DiManno, LCSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker

How we manage our thoughts and feelings can make the difference between a pleasurable and enjoyable holiday and an irritable time spent noticing traffic snarls, money worries, and others’ shortfalls. Cognitive Behavioral Techniques, applied to the situations of the season, as discussed with licensed clinician Peter DiManno, minimize stress, make interactions kinder, and holidays more joyful.
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