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Trish Torzala, LPC Talks About…Suicide Prevention

By: Trish Torzala, LPC   The month of September tends to be the signature month that transitions the summer season into fall – kids return to school, people pull out the sweaters and (what’s become cliché) coffee shops roll out pumpkin spice everything. Over the past several years, the month of September has also become …

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John Ernst, Ph.D. Talks About… Talking to Good Kids About Bad Stuff

The current uncertainty about local, national, and world health issues is potentially stressful for many adults, causing changes in people’s lifestyles as well as in the way they think. Psychologically, it is important to avoid ‘anticipatory anxiety,’ where people become unnecessarily worried and concerned about events that may or may not even happen. However, we …

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Amy Gurka, Ph.D. Talks About… Staying Emotionally Healthy During Social Distancing

By: Amy Gurka, Ph.D. It’s no surprise that all of us are being affected on many levels by the new requirement to practice social distancing. However, spending days or weeks at home with limited resources, stimulation and social contact can take a toll on mental health. The American Psychological Association (APA) has compiled considerable information …

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Gregory Bushman, LCSW Talks About… Concerns Regarding the Coronavirus

By: Gregory Bushman, LCSW, MSW Anxious thoughts may arise regarding the potential for serious illness and death. This type of preoccupation may lead to an overreaction, resulting in needless over purchasing of supplies that could be better used for those who actually contact the illness. A better response to more efficiently manage your anxiety involves: …

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John Weaver, Psy.D. Talks About… Positive Psychology and High Performance

By: John Weaver, Psy.D.   In my work with the American Psychological Association’s Psychologically Healthy Workplace Program, we have been able to clearly demonstrate the connections between organizational excellence and employee well-being. There is a lot of research that is being done to understand the psychology behind those who are able to succeed at a …

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John Ernst. Ph.D. Talks About…. The Party’s Over, Now What?

By: John Ernst, Ph.D., LPC Christmas and New Year’s were times of joy and celebration for many people. Not only were the actual events pleasant, the time spent in anticipation of and preparation for the holidays gave you something to look forward to. But the pary’s over, so where do you go from here? In …

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