Helping hands need a break, too: How to lend support without burning out
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.
When teens cyberbully themselves
Research indicates that teens are engaging in 'digital cutting,' by setting up anonymous accounts online and bullying themselves.
Parenting twins can be depressing
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.
Being Mom to a middle-schooler can be the toughest gig of all.
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.
Mothers of teenagers can benefit from social support, just like new moms
Research shows that moms of teens need social support, too and that this guidance helps them feel more positively towards their children.
When I Was Your Age And Other Pitfalls of Talking to Teens About Stress
Inviting teens to share their perspectives can help lessen the parent/child conflicts that arise during these stressful years.
The Washington Post
Take Small Steps to Rekindle Friendships in the New Year
Amid the pandemic, friendships have shifted. Here are some ways to rekindle social connections.
If you're a new mom and feeling Isolated, here are online resources to help
Social support can help new moms weather the highs and lows of motherhood. Here are resources to help.
Friends can improve your health and well-being, especially during the holidays
With more Americans suffering from loneliness, studies show that investing in friendships can provide mental health benefits.
Can postpartum depression affect dads, too?
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.
Prenatal depression may be the most severe form of maternal depression
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.
How embracing curiosity can help halt anxiety
Adopting a curious mindset can help unwind anxiety. Here's how.
Anxiety feels terrible, but it has an upside
What's 'good anxiety' and how can this work in our favor?
Parents Don't Get How Negative They Seem to Their Teenagers.
Everyone knows that parenting teens is challenging, but new research reveals how parent's negativity impacts teen behavior.
What Every Woman Should Know About Postpartun Psychosis.
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
Having disturbing thoughts as a new parent? Here's how to cope
Most new parents worry about harm befalling their babies. Here are some cognitive exercises to navigate intrusive thoughts.
The New York Times Well Section
Questions for your prospective therapist, from your own couch
Interviewing your prospective therapist can help you determine if the therapy and the therapist are right for you.
How to give your therapist feedback.
Studies show that therapist feedback pays off by bolstering what researchers call the "therapeutic alliance."
The benefits of a mindful pregnancy.
New research shows that "mindfulness based" childbirth education can lessen a woman's childbirth fears.
The New York Times Smarter Living Section
What to do when you're bored with your routines.
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.