Mrs. Efferson has an M.S. in speech language pathology, and an M.S. in counseling psychology. She writes on mental health issues, and is a therapist in east Tennessee.
Take opportunities to model the behaviors children need to be resilient in uncertain times. Don’t catastrophize everything. Instead, be the grounded adult.
Carrying the weight of a parent’s unhappiness is a heavy burden for a child. It makes sense that children prone to self-blame would develop anxiety from their mother’s depression.
We know a steady diet of bad news is bad for us, but we’ve rarely seen the deleterious effects on such a grand scale as with media’s handling of the Wuhan virus effects.
The longer local economies are shut down and people are out of work and afraid to leave their homes, the harder it becomes for victims of domestic abuse.
For many, it’s emotionally difficult to find their bearings in the middle of the storm, and there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight. But there is always hope.
The AP’s statement has no basis in reality. There is currently no body of research that demonstrates people are less likely to take their lives in time of economic hardship.
By way of an explanation for his frequent gaffes and wild statements, Joe Biden has begun sharing his heartbreaking story about growing up with a stutter. Is that the real problem?
The most recent tragedy was the euthanizing of Aurelia Brouwers, a 29-year-old female who claimed multiple mental illnesses and fought for eight years to be euthanized in the Netherlands.
The largely ignored findings run completely afoul of today’s narrative about how abortion is a benign, safe procedure that represents the pinnacle of female empowerment.
The Internet needs Lewis Hamilton to stand up for what he really thinks, because the world needs diverse, free thinkers.
The election of President Trump is not an excuse for mental health therapists to throw out their professional training and evidence-based research to collude with their patients.
Americans have a moral superiority problem. A central feature of moral superiority, also known as ‘self-enhancement,’ is irrational thinking.
More and more parents are being put in the unwelcome position of having to discuss adult issues with young children, often without much guidance.
If we want to defend the dignity of human life, we need to show dignity. Patricia Heaton, star on ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ and ‘The Middle,’ demonstrates how.
For most of us, recovering from extreme public embarrassment is an ugly, messy process that often requires more than a hardy laugh at one’s own expense.
Most Americans think spanking is acceptable, but its negative effects outweigh its positive ones, even when it doesn’t constitute child abuse.
Here is the Internet’s contribution to a positive outlook on the Trump versus Hillary election.
The abortion industry uses coercive messaging to encourage conformity among women who have had abortions, and this is incredibly damaging to a woman’s recovery.
The Kakapo’s evolution is a cautionary tale, and one that the modern dating world would do well to hear.
While knowing the four features of maladaptive perfectionism is not a guarantee you’ll stop someone from suicide in time, it is a start.
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