• eating disorders in youth top tips

    Top Expert Tips | Eating Disorders Among Youth During COVID-19

    Although the moniker ‘eating disorder’ specifically mentions eating, eating disorders are about far more than food; they are a range of psychological conditions that result in unhealthy eating habits. Eating disorders are surprisingly prevalent; in the U.S. alone, 20 million women and 10 million men are estimated to have suffered...

  • social isolation

    NAMI Chats | The Social Isolation Effects on Mental Health

    The social isolation effects on mental health are being seen all over the world!  In most parts of the country, we’re living under conditions that we have never experienced before. For the first time in our lives, we’ve been sheltering in place for almost four months now, with an uncertain...

  • Surge in Veteran’s Mental Health Needs

    Surge in Veteran’s Mental Health Needs

    Mental health providers and the US Department of Veterans Affairs’ medical staff have kept thousands of veterans in treatment through telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic. But as the pandemic’s social isolation drags on, and job losses keep piling up, leaving financial crises in their wake, the mental health fallout is...

  • Getting The Most Out Of Online Therapy

    Getting The Most Out Of Online Therapy

    Perhaps you’re considering online mental health therapy, but are wondering if it is as powerful as in-person therapy. During our current time of social distancing because of COVID-19, even many clinicians who normally only conduct in-person therapy have switched to online formats. Meeting online can offer better appointment availability, since...

  • Maintaining Resilience During A Crisis Like COVID-19

    Maintaining Resilience During A Crisis Like COVID-19

    The current pandemic is affecting just about everyone. We’ve been separated from friends and loved ones, disconnected from many of our favorite activities, and become full-time remote employees and homeschool coaches. Many people have lost their jobs altogether, and some have lost their businesses or are in the process of...

  • I AM AN AMERICAN SOLDIER SUICIDE IS NOT AN OPTION

    I AM AN AMERICAN SOLDIER | Suicide is Not an Option

    I am an American Soldier. On the battlefield, there are two fronts that we encounter: There is the actual battlefield and then there is life after our DD214 and discharge. Where do we go when we’ve stood in our last formation, when there’s no battle buddy to lean on? This...

  • Strategies on Isolating With a Partner

    Strategies on Isolating With a Partner – While Keeping The Peace

    A few days ago, my attorney sent all of his clients a link to his recent interview with ABC National News, in which he discussed that he and other lawyers across the country foresee a surge in divorces once we’re out of lockdown. With many courts presently closed or operating...

  • Living With Someone Who Suffers From Mental Illness? Here’s When To Call The Police

    Living With Someone Who Suffers From Mental Illness? Here’s When To Call The Police

    If you’re in the difficult position of caring for a loved one with mental illness during the COVID-19 epidemic, when is it time to involve law enforcement? With many of us under lockdown orders, actively sheltering in place — and those of us who aren’t in lock-down still practicing intensive...