Maintaining Healthy Lifestyles As We Age

Research has shown time and time again that regular exercise is an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. This message has been picked up and popularized by almost every media outlet in the world today. You see it on television, hear it on the radio, and read it in the daily newspaper. What is …[Read More]

Creativity: Helping Maintain Mental Health for Generations

As a psychologist, I think a lot about creating and maintaining mental health.  It’s a challenge that each of us face daily. 
For example, how do we:

keep our stress at healthy levels?
maintain strong relationships?
utilize good communication skills with friends, co-workers, and neighbors?
manage conflict when it arises?
understand our moods, what affects them, and how they affect others?

Creating …[Read More]

What You Shared During Our Mental Health Month Blog Party

We expected to see many blog posts during our Mental Health Month Blog Party. But we also read a lot of conversation on Twitter and Facebook, where you also shared your posts. We’ve compiled those tweets and Facebook updates. Enjoy!

Seasonal Affective Disorder — in the Summer


The weather outside is getting warmer, the days are growing longer, events like graduations and weddings and outdoor barbeques are looming on the horizon. People expect you to be happy right now, but instead you actually feel more depressed and irritable than in the winter.
Despite what you think, you aren’t alone feeling this way. In …[Read More]