3 weird things to do when you’re in a slump.

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“Slump.” It’s not a clinical term, but who wants to read an article about “anhedonia“? One of the most common topics of therapy is lack of motivation. Sometimes a “slump” is born from the paralyzing anxiety of agoraphobia (think Joan … Continue reading

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Detaching: It’s better than avoiding or exploding.

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So. If you’ve been in therapy or have been reading my blog, you probably already know the following strategies for dealing with anxiety: Identify and challenge incorrect/catestrophic underlying assumptions and automatic thoughts. Use grounding, self-soothing, and distraction to minimize physiological … Continue reading

Mental Illness and Young Adults: Why College Campuses are in Crisis

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Let’s talk about the mental health of young adults in the United States.  It seems to me, from what I’ve read and observed in my corner of the country, that we are headed for a crisis if something doesn’t change. … Continue reading