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Sochi Olympics head to Opening Ceremony

After spending billions to get ready and fending off concerns of potential terror attacks, the world will be watching as the Sochi Olympics head to Opening Ceremony (Photo: Russell Isabella, USA TODAY Sports) Story Highlights Opening Ceremony is Friday for largest, most expensive Winter Olympics in history With star power down, the USA will need […]

Surprising Causes of Winter Depression

When the weather turns cold and daylight hours dwindle, it's easy to blame seasonal affective disorder (SAD) for a blue mood. By Cathy Garrard  December 05, 2013  But chances are, there's a whole lot more to your SAD story. Before you flip on a light box, make sure these other seasonal mood-busters aren't dragging you […]

Bipolar Comes Out of the Closet

  Deborah King NYT Best-Selling health & wellness author and spiritual teacher   10/22/2013 2:32 pm  In Homeland, Claire Danes portrays a brilliant CIA analyst who is determined to prevent another 9-11. Her portrayal of Carrie Mathison, the female protagonist of the cable show, has been lauded with Best Actress awards for two years in […]

Is mental health seasonal?

 Sunday, Apr 21, 2013 11:00 AM EDT New Google-based research suggests that we're happier — and saner — in the summer months By Kevin Charles Redmon   (Credit: Shutterstock) This piece originally appeared on Pacific Standard. Spring has sprung, at least for most of us, which means sundresses, seersucker and boozy croquet parties on the […]

Opinion: Film offers ‘silver lining’ for mental illness

By Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman, Special to CNN updated 11:54 AM EST, Wed January 30, 2013   Editor's note: Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman is professor and chair of psychiatry at Columbia University and the president-elect of the American Psychiatric Association.   (CNN) — It has been a long time since a Hollywood movie actually seemed like it […]

The Outlook for Mental Health Services: A Perfect Storm on Our Hands

               Funding for mental health services has never achieved top legislative priority, and reforms requiring parity succeeded only after years of hard-fought battles. After the 2007 brush with economic collapse, the recession, staggering unemployment, budget deficits, and sparse tax revenues, however, the situation has grown significantly worse. Dire consequences […]

Outsmart Your Stress at Work: The ‘Email Meditation’

Prior to becoming a psychologist, I was in the corporate world leading teams of people and becoming intimate, maybe too intimate, with being overwhelmed and feeling stress at work. In the many years that I’ve been working with people in the field of minfulness and psychotherapy, it appears that I’m not alone in that experience. […]

The Thoroughly Modern Guide to Breakups

  By Elizabeth Svoboda, published on January 01, 2011 – last reviewed on January 17, 2012 Julie Spira isn’t just any writer. She bills herself as an expert on Internet dating and wrote a book called The Perils of Cyber-Dating. When, in 2005, she met The Doctor on an online dating site, Spira was positive […]

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