During times of distress, our empathy tanks don't need to run on empty. Here are ways to offer support, without hitting an emotional wall.
Research indicates that teens are engaging in 'digital cutting,' by setting up anonymous accounts online and bullying themselves.
Parents of multiples are more likely to suffer from mental health concerns, like depression and anxiety, but less likely to seek help for their troubles.
Many parents assume that the early years of mothering are the most trying on a woman's mental health, but new research indicates that moms of middle schoolers struggle even more than new mothers.
Research shows that moms of teens need social support, too and that this guidance helps them feel more positively towards their children.
Inviting teens to share their perspectives can help lessen the parent/child conflicts that arise during these stressful years.
The Washington Post
Amid the pandemic, friendships have shifted. Here are some ways to rekindle social connections.
Social support can help new moms weather the highs and lows of motherhood. Here are resources to help.
With more Americans suffering from loneliness, studies show that investing in friendships can provide mental health benefits.
Research conducted at the University of Southern California indicates that dads may also suffer from postnatal depression, the mental health condition known to affect mothers.
In this reported story, I bring to light new research from Northwestern University that states how prenatal depression may be more severe than its postpartum counterpart.
Adopting a curious mindset can help unwind anxiety. Here's how.
What's 'good anxiety' and how can this work in our favor?
Everyone knows that parenting teens is challenging, but new research reveals how parent's negativity impacts teen behavior.
Many women are familiar with postpartum depression, the maternal mental illness that impacts up to 20% of new mothers, but few women are educated about a very serious maternal mental health concern, known as Postpartum Psychosis.
The New York Times Parenting Section
Most new parents worry about harm befalling their babies. Here are some cognitive exercises to navigate intrusive thoughts.
The New York Times Well Section
Interviewing your prospective therapist can help you determine if the therapy and the therapist are right for you.
Studies show that therapist feedback pays off by bolstering what researchers call the "therapeutic alliance."
New research shows that "mindfulness based" childbirth education can lessen a woman's childbirth fears.
The New York Times Smarter Living Section
Contrary to what we might believe, "boredom" isn't a character flaw--it's a behavior brought on by "Hedonic Adaptation," which is our tendency to get used to things over time.