Category: Mental Health

How to avoid gender stereotypes

In a speech to elementary school children in Florida, NFL star quarterback Jameis Winston advised boys in the audience to be “strong, ” and the girls “are supposed to be silent, polite, gentle.” These gender stereotypes begin before birth and … Continue reading

What you can do about depression

Depression has increased from 8.7 percent to 11.3 percent among youth 12 to 20 years of age in the past 10 years according to research published in the November Journal of Pediatrics. Based on the self-report of over 175,000 adolescents, more … Continue reading

An alternative approach to therapy

Many people who need and want psychotherapy never obtain it. This may be due to a variety of reasons, including the embarrassment of seeking help or the inconvenience of visiting an office on a regular basis. An alternative approach is … Continue reading

The happiest kids in the world

Children living in the Netherlands are the happiest kids in the world according to a 2013 UNICEF report, with American kids ranking 26th out of the 29 industrialized countries in the study. This conclusion is based upon UNICEF’s evaluation of … Continue reading

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