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November 13, 2019

Hi, my name is Kay and I use “they/them/theirs” pronouns. A few years ago I decided to start trying out different names and pronouns that felt right for me. I started this transition in my late twenties and had to navigate changing my name and pronouns in the workplace...

November 11, 2019

Solving the Mystery of Military Mental Health: A Call to Action

In the wake of the recent Veterans’ Day observances (November 11, 2018), I had a strangely disquieting feeling. At first, I attributed it to binge-watching too many war movies that had been broadcast for th...

November 7, 2019

At the SAG-AFTRA Foundation's Patron of the Artists Awards, Lady Gaga gave a 23-minute speech on the importance of mental health, hoping to see more programs devoted to the issue.

November 4, 2019

Susanna Harris was sitting in her lab class for her graduate program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill when she received an email that told her she had failed what she describes as “the most important exam in grad school,” the doctoral qualifying exam....

November 1, 2019

Check out CrashCourse's Youtube video on OCD and Anxiety Disorders!

October 30, 2019

The famous "Stroop Effect" is named after J. Ridley Stroop who discovered this strange phenomenon in the 1930s. Here is your job: name the colors of the following words. Do NOT read the words...rather, say the color of the words. For example, if the word "BLUE" is prin...

October 29, 2019

There’s a lot of information out there dedicated to protecting our kids from bullying and enforcing policies to ensure it doesn’t happen, but the real key to stopping this problem is understanding it. Bullies are definitely people like the rest of us, so what’s so diff...

October 25, 2019

Jennifer Aniston spoke at Variety's Power of Women luncheon on Friday, talking about the true meaning of "Power" and how it's critical that children are strengthened through love.

This information addresses the most frequently asked questions about play therapy, a mental health modality practiced by thousands of licensed mental health professionals within and outside of the United States. Much of the information provided is descriptive and found...

October 21, 2019

One boy confided in the gentle-faced golden retriever about exactly what happened in his classroom at Sandy Hook Elementary School that day—which his parents said was more than he'd been able to share with them. A little girl who hadn't spoken since the shootings final...

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